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Commemoration of Iranian artist Morteza Momayez with French Graphic Designer Michel Bouvet

In honor of late Iranian graphic designer Morteza Momayez the Iranian Artist’s Forum in Tehran organized a series of events which included a commemoration ceremony, an exhibition of his work and an exhibit and workshop presented by the event’s special guest, French graphic designer Michel Bouvet.

The commemoration ceremony took place in the Ostad Shahnaz Hall at the Iranian House of Artists and it was followed by the opening of an exhibition of Momayez’s work. Michel Bouvet also displayed his work at the Iranian House of Artists and presented a workshop on poster design.

About Morteza Momayez
Morteza Momayez was an Iranian graphic designer, born on August 26, 1935 in Tehran, Iran. He got his bachelor in painting from the School of Fine Arts at University of Tehran in 1965 and his diploma from Ecole National Superier des Art Deco in Paris, France in 1968. He was Editor-in-chief of “Neshan”. Throughout his career, Momayez initiated many cultural institutes, exhibitions and graphic design publications. The renowned pioneer of graphic design in Iran, Momayez received the Art & Culture Award of Excellency from the president of Iran in 2004.

About Michel Bouvet
Michel Bouvet (born 1955 in Tunis) is a French designer and poster artist. He is professor of visual culture at ESAG Penninghen (Paris). Bouvet studied and graduated at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSB-A). His design influences include Fernand Léger, Raymond Savignac, André François and Roman Cieslewicz. His posters are very often the result of a mixture of techniques (photography, collage, sculpture, painting), which gives them a highly poetic graphic dimension. Bouvet has won many national and international design awards in Poland, Finland, Japan, China and Czech Republic. Since 2002, he designs the corporate identity for the Rencontres d’Arles. He has been the curator of several international graphic design exhibitions.

Sources: Tavoos Online, Wikipedia | Morteza Momayez, Honar Online 1, Honar Online 2, Wikipedia | Michel Bouvet

Taha Zaker: Iranian artist wins Graphis gold award

“Contemporary Musicians”, the poster series by Iranian graphic designer Taha Zaker received the gold award of the Graphis Poster Annual 2016. The collection including seven posters by Zaker has been produced in Tehran Studio, and the winners were announced by the jury late July.

Graphis is a Zurich-based international journal of visual communication, the first edition of which was published in 1944. Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.

About Taha Zaker
Born in 1987, Zaker is a graduate of graphic design. He is the art director and graphic designer at Tehran Studio. He has also produced several documentaries and experimental films. He has also designed the poster of the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival and several other movies such aa “I Am Not Angry”, “Rainy Day”, and “Parviz”.

Sources: Tehran Times, Mehr News, Graphis.com

Contemporary posters by Swiss graphic designers displayed at Tehran exhibit

The exhibition took place at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran and displayed fresh look at the typography, posters and contemporary Swiss design.

There were works by a number of Swiss graphic designers on display, including Flavia Cocchi, Nadine Kamber, Claude Kuhn, Felix Pfäffli, Melchior Imboden, Erich Brechbühl, K. Domenic Geissbühler, Megi Zumstein, Claudio Barandun, Jean-Benoit Levy and Roger Pfund.

Iranian artists Ebrahim Haghighi, Ghobad Shiva, Amrollah Farhadi, Saeed Babavand and Ambassador of Switzerland to Iran Giulio Haas attended to the opening ceremony.

Sources: Tehran Times | News, Mehr News Agency | Photos, Iranian Artists Forum | Gallery (Photos: Leila Ebrahimi), Iranian Artists Forum | News (Photos: Leila Ebrahimi), Mehr News Agency | News