Keystone: 56 Posters from 8 Iranian Graphic Designers
Pictures received from Reza Abedini, AGI, Graphic designer in Tehran

Keystone is the title of the first poster exhibition showing posters from the young generation of iranian graphic designers that have grouped together under the name The 5th Color. This web exhibition, the first of it's kind to my knowledge, gives us a rare first glance into a rapidly developing area of graphic design, and shows one sample of each of the participating artists.

The first indications that graphic design in Iran is awakening was the nomination of three new members from Iran ( Ghobad Shiva, Ebrahim Haghighi and Reza Abedini ) to the prestigious international designer's organization AGI at the Paris meeting in September 2001. For the last 26 years, Morteza Momayez had been the only member from Iran. The next step was Icograda's endorsement of the 7th Biennial of Graphic Design in Iran in April 2002 and I hope the event will soon become as well known as those of Brno, Warsaw, Toyama, Mexico or Hongkong.

Exhibition details:
The Artists House Gallery, Bage Honar, Iranshahr Street, Karimkhan Avenue, Tehran
May 22-30, 2002 (Opening 5 P.M.)
A book "The Keystone" is available at the exhibition. See some pictures from the opening reception!

Majid Abbasi
Exhibition poster

Majid Abbasi
An Exhibition of the Photographs of Sadeq Hedayat, 2001

Reza Abedini
Neighboors, Photo Exhibition, 2002

Farzad Adibi
Self-Promotional Poster Exhibition by Iranian Graphic Designers, 2001

Masoud Nejabati
An Exhibition of Masters & Students of Visual Arts, 2000

Ali Khorshidpour
Tehran International Biennale of Illustrations, 1989

Bijan Sayfouri
Forough, film festival, 2001

Alireza Mostafazadeh
Columbia, 1998

Saed Meshki
Old Books Exhibition, 2001

home   previous exhibitions  page created on May 21, 2002 / this section is part of Rene Wanner's Poster Page /