Graphic Design Week opens in Tehran 

April 28, 2018 - 18:7

TEHRAN – Iran’s Graphic Design Week, which is annually organized to observe World Graphics Day, opened at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday. 

An exhibit displaying a selection of game designs in alongside works created by members of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society is part of the programs arranged for the celebration, the forum announced on Saturday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the director of the society, Mostafa Asadollahi, called graphic design one of the professions of prime importance in the world, which enjoys a high status in the media.

He also described graphic design as a sensitive issue and added, “The graphic designers are well aware of their job responsibilities.”

Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini, also attending the ceremony, said that graphic design is still a young medium in Iran, “However, it has made good progress in the country.”

Game designer Amir Barmaki also said that the art has progressed and that a team of artists, graphic designers and technical members usually collaborate in developing games.

Tehran’s Idea Gallery is also participating in the celebration of World Graphics Day, which is April 27, by showcasing a selection of posters by a group of renowned graphic designers from across the world.

Fifty-eight posters by artists including Armando Milani from Italy, Alexander Faldin from Russia, Milton Glaser from the U.S., Ryszard Kaja from Poland, David James from the UK, Dogan Arslan from Turkey and Santiago Gómez from Ecuador are on display at the gallery.

Works by Kambiz Derambakhsh, Sirus Salimi, Mohammad Ardalani, Nasser Nasiri, Mehdi Mohammadi, Dariush Mokhtari and several other Iranian artists have also been selected for the exhibition.

Photo: Posters by a group of renowned graphic designers from around the world are on display in an exhibition for World Graphics Day at Tehran’s Idea Gallery on April 27, 2018. (Honaronline/Sara Sasani)

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