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Finnish Honorary Mention for Poster Designer Mahdian

Mehdi Mahdian and his winning posterMehdi Mahdian and his winning poster

Graphic designer Mehdi Mahdian has received an honorary mention at the 20th International Lahti Poster Triennial in Finland.

His poster ‘Dramatic Quote’, commissioned for a cultural event at Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran, won the certificate of honor for posters in category A which included ideological, social and cultural posters, Mehr News Agency reported.

The winners of different categories were announced on June 8 and the winning works were exhibited from June 9 at Lahti Art Museum in Lahti, Finland, and will be on display until September 24.

A graduate of Tehran University of Art, Mahdian, 36, works and resides in Tehran. He has worked as art director with Iranian Academy of Arts, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iranian Artists Forum and the Tehran Municipality. Since 2006, he is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society.

His works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions in Iran, Ukraine, Slovakia, Japan, Belgium, Finland, China, Russia, Bolivia, Taiwan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy and Hong Kong.

He has also won awards including the Icograda Excellence Award at the 23rd Warsaw International Poster Biennale in Poland, 2012; an Honorary Mention at the 14th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, 2016; and the silver award in the poster section of Graphis 2017 in New York in January.


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