|German graphic designer Fons Hickmann holds workshop in Tehran||
TEHRAN – The renowned German graphic designer Fons Hickmann held a workshop on the art of typography at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday.
A number of Iranian graphic students attended the workshop, which was organized by the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS).
In address at the workshop, Hickmann said that he has been working in Berlin and Vienna over the past decade and before.
He added that he studied graphic arts, photography and philosophy during the years. Due to the education he received, the tone of his works is unconventional. He is called ‘philosopher graphic designer’ or ‘graphic designer philosopher’.
Hickmann was invited by IGDS to attend the Tehran Graphic Design Week, which was organized on April 27 to celebrate World Graphic Design Day.
A selection of his posters was put on display at the Iranian Artists Forum during the program.
Fons Matthias Hickmann, 48, is a German graphic designer and professor of communication design at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Hickmann studied photography and communication design combined with philosophy in Düsseldorf, and aesthetics and media theory in Wuppertal.
He is the director the studio Fons Hickmann m23, which he and his colleague Gesine Grotrian-Steinweg founded in Berlin in 2001. The focus of the studio is on the development of complex communication systems and corporate design as well as book, poster, magazine and web design.
The studio has received numerous international awards, and its works have been represented at every international design biennial.
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