Here is my list of iranian poster designers. The selection is quite arbitrary - people I met, names that I could remember, posters that stuck in my mind, information that I found in the POSTER BIBLIOGRAPHY, recent prize winners and so on - so if you are not on this page don't panic, your day will come.
Thanks to all the contributors, and a special merci to Majid Abbasi and Mehdi Saeedi for help with farsi typography ! Did you know that you can just cut and paste the farsi names into Google to find more info on the poster designers ?
Abbasi | Abedini | Adibi | Assadollahi | Boghosian | Enayati | Haghighi | Harby | Khorshidpour | Mesghali | Meshki | Momayez | Mostafazadeh | Nejabati | Rashidi | Saeedi | Seyfoury | Shiva | Tashakori
Majid ABBASI مجيد عباسي
b. 1965 in Tehran
From 1986 to 1989, he was a free-lance graphic designer. He graduated in graphic design at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. In 1989, Majid Abbasi established Did Graphics Inc., one of the most prestigious graphic design studios in Tehran with Firouz Shafei, his 50% partner. With his team at the studio, he has completed numerous design projects and a wide range of disciplines including corporate identities, packaging designs, advertising design campaigns, posters, book designs and web designs. In January 2003, he started teaching at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, at the invitation of Morteza Momayez.
Majid Abbasi has been one of the active members of the Iranian Designers Society (IGDS) and the web assistant of graphiciran.com, the official website of IGDS. He is also a member of the editorial board of "Neshan", the Iranian graphic design magazine. In 1999, Majid Abbasi received two awards for packaging design and advertising design from the 6th Biennial of the Iranian Graphic Designers in Tehran and two years later he was a member of the jury at the 7th Biennial of the Iranian Graphic Designers in 2002. His works have been published in some specialized international magazines. In addition, since 1999 he has participated in many national and international graphic exhibitions. His works are presented in well-known exhibitions, collections and galleries around the world including Tehran, Warsaw, Brno, Ogaki, Echirolles, Cracow, Paris, Chaumont. He is one of the founders of a group "The 5th Color", which is formed by the younger generation of the Iranian graphic designers.
Reza ABEDINI رضا عابديني
b. 1967 in Tehran
Member of IGDS since 1997, AGI since 2001.
Graduated in graphic design / school of Fine Arts, 1985. BA in Painting from Tehran Art University, 1992.
Professional career as graphic designer since 1989, teacher at Fine Arts School, Tehran University since 1996,
Chief Editor and Managing Director of Manzar pictorial magazine.
An Exhibition of Film Poster, Tehran 1993, 94, 96
The Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers, Tehran, 1991, 99
Self-promotional Posters, Tehran, Iran, 2001
In The Beginning (Poster Exhibition) 2001
Answer? (Poster Exhibition) 2002
2002 Essen (DE), Brno (CZ), Taipeh (TW), Seoul (KR), Paris (FR), Warsaw (PL), Ogaki (JP), Chaumont (FR);
2003 Kharkov (UA), Chaumont (FR)
AWARDS: Many awards since 1993, especially for film posters
Farzad ADIBI فرزاد اديبي
b. 1967 in Songhor
Mostafa ASSADOLLAHI مصطفي اسدالهي
General Secretary of the 7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Design, 2002
Edik BOGHOSIAN اديك بغوسيان
b. 1972 in Tehran
Cartoonist and graphic designer.
Winner of several national prizes of cartoon.
Participant of 6th Biennial of Iranian Graphic designers.
Iranian Typography Exhibition (The Blind Owl).
International Ecoposter Triennale in Kharkov (Ukraine).
Maryam ENAYATI مريم عنايتي
b. 1978 in Tehran
B.A in Graphic Disign,Tehran College of Fine Arts,Azad University
1/ 18th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland, 2002
2/ 13th Chaumount Student Poster Exhibition, France,2002
3/ Type and images, Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2002
4/ International Poster Exhibition "Solidarity", Prague, 2002
5/ 1th International Poster Exhibition, Korea, 2002
6/ Bouf-e-kour Typography Exhibition, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2003
7/ Poster Design Competetion: Book, Children and The Family, Tehran, Iran, 2003
8/ 14th Chaumount Student Poster Exhibition, France,2003
9/ Trnava Poster Exhibition, Slovakia, 2003
10/ 5th International Triennal Of Eco Poster, Kharkov, Ukraine,2003
Ebrahim HAGHIGI ابراهيم حقيقي
b. 1949 in Tehran
Pedram HARBY پدرام حربي
b. 1977 in Tehran
High school Diploma in Architecture, degree in Graphic from Tehran Jihad University
• Cooperation with Bavand Consulting Company, 1995
• Cooperation with Setavand Architecture Company, 1999
• Cooperation with Kavian Advertising Company, 2000
• Start of cooperation with Did Graphic Advertising Company, 2001
Participation at exhibitions:
• 6th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers, winner of 1st prize in designing poster, 2001
• Experimental poster exhibition, 2002
• Echirolles exhibition in France (A Persian Cry), 2002
• 100th anniversary of Hedayat (Boof-E-Koor (Blind Owl)), 2002
• 4th Block exhibition in Ukraine, 2002
• Trnava exhibition in Slovakia, 2003
Ali KHORSHIDPUR علي خورشيد پور
b. 1964 Shiraz
Farshid MESGHALI فرشيد مثقالي
b. 1943 Isfahan
Saed MESHKI ساعد مشكي
b. 1964 in Iran
Morteza MOMAYEZ مرتضي مميز
b. 1936 in Tehran
elected to AGI in 1975 on recommandation from Roman Cieslewicz, Milton Glaser and Walter Allner
Alireza MOSTAFAZADEH عليرضا مصطفي زاده
b. 1962 in Isfahan
Masoud NEJABATI مسعود نجابتي
b. 1967 in Tehran
Ali RASHIDI علي رشيدي
Mehdi SAEEDI مهدي سعيدي
b. 1979 in Tehran
Member of IGDS.
Graduated in graphic design/ school of maleke ashtar
Graduate in design course from Cambridge University, England
Graphic Coactions - Osveh Gallery 1999
Self promotion poster Tehran Contemporary Arts Museum 2001
The 7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers 2002
First Iranian Typography Exhibition 2003
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS: Taipeh (TW), Chaumont (FR), Kharkov (UA), Mexico (ME), Red Cross(CN) Trnava (SL),Toyama (JP)
Honorable Mention, 7th Bienal Internacional del Cartel en Mexico. 2002
Honorable Mention, The 1st Book Cover Design Competition. 2003
Prize of the Poster Design Competition: "Book, Children and the Family" 2003
Bijan SEYFOURY بيژن صيفوري
Ghobad SHIVA قباد شيوا
b. 1941 in Hamedan (IR)
Member of AGI and Iranian Graphic Designer Society (IGDS).
B.A in painting from university of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, 1966.
M.S in communication Design from Pratt university, New York, 1980.
Founder of NITV Graphic Departments.
Founder of (IGDS) Iranian Graphic Designers Society.
Founder of moving Iranian Traditional Graphic in to the World Modern Graphic Design.
Founder of Iranian Graphic Designers Biennial & Planing the 8th Tehran Poster Biennial.
Working in own Graphic Design Studio, working on Posters, Corporate Identities, Packaging, Creative Layout & Environmental design.
Professor on Tehran different universities in Graphic Design fields.
Won a lot of National & International prizes for creative Graphic Design specially in Poster Arts.
Selected works in international publication such as Novoum, Germany/ Modern Publicity, London/ Graphic Poster, Switzerland/ Design Magazine, Japan/ Who is who Graphic world, Switzerland & Project Magazine, Poland. Collection of Posters in London Design Center, George Pompidou Museum, Paris & World Wide Collectioners.
Parisa TASHAKORI پريسا تشكري
b. 1973 in Tehran
Member of Iranian Graphic designer society
Stamp exhibition, Shirdel gallery, Iran, 1994
The visual arts exhibition, Tabatabai University, Iran, 1995
The 2. Student Exhibition, Tehran museum of contemporary art, Iran, 1996
The 6. Biennial of Iranian Graphic designers, Iran, 2000
The 7. Biennial of Iranian Graphic designers,
The 1. exhibition of artist women's selection work, Shaghaegh institute, Iran, 2002
The 1. exhibition of material recovery, Harekat Amphitheater, Iran, 2002 (First Prize in graphic's chapter)
The 1. Iranian Typography Exhibition (The Blind Owl), Seyhoon gallery, Iran, 2003
The 5. International Ecoposter Triennale in Kharkov, Ukraine, 2003 (Honorable Diploma)
Graphiciran Iranian Graphic Designers Society IGDS
The 5th Color A group of young iranian graphic designers
Un cri persan Exhibition of iranian posters in Echirolles
Graphisme d’Iran : Appel d’air Exhibition of iranian posters in Echirolles
Graphic works of iranian artists
Iranian graphic designers
AGI Members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale from Iran
Morteza Momayez interview on graphic arts
On the Poster Page:
Posters from Iran Keystone: 56 Posters from 8 Iranian Graphic Designers, 2002
First Iranian Typography Exhibition Bouf-e Kour, The First Exhibition of Typography of the Iranian Graphic Designers, 2003
More Who's Whos:
Who's Who in Chinese Posters