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Two Iranian Graphic Designers Win Awards At New York Contest

Two Iranian graphic designers have won awards at a graphic competition in New York.  Mehdi Mahdian's poster titles 'Scope Of Meaning' and Touraj Saberivand's poster titled 'Freedom of Language' received awards in the poster section of "Graphis 2017," held in New York. 

Mehdi Mahdian's received the Silver Award for 'Scope Of Meaning'


This poster is for an innovative exhibition and new show. Simultaneous show of Persian calligraphy and sculpture.

We can see in this project :
Conflict and the relationship between 2D and 3D space, tradition and modernity, classic art and contemporary art, eastern aesthetics and western aesthetics.

A graduate of Tehran University of Art, Mahdian, 37, works and resides in Tehran. His works have been showcased in numerous exhibitions in Iran, Ukraine, Slovakia, Japan, Belgium, Finland, China, Russia, Bolivia, Taiwan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy and Hong Kong.

He has also won awards including the Icograda Excellence Award at the 23rd Warsaw International Poster Biennale in Poland, 2012, and an Honorary Mention at the 14th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, 2016.


Touraj Saberivand received Merit Award for 'Freedom of Language'

Being a Journalist is a hazardous way to live. Journalists go through a lot to get the news and write. They write not only for the audience, but for history and surely for enlightenment. I have designed this poster for my journalist friends. Meanwhile they were taking great risks in their career path.

The language of journalism is freedom, and because of that I have combined the dove of peace which is the symbol of freedom, with the pen, which is the very first and most simple tool of a journalist. This symbolic combination was done so that everyone could connect with the poster.

journalists, writers and poets have used this poster vastly in the medias and events of their associations.

Saberivand, 32, is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers' Society. The young artist has participated in several local and international events, won some awards and designed the logos of many famous brands in Iran.

Graphis is an annual competition committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.

In the hardcover annuals, Platinum and Gold winners receive full-page exposure, Silvers are also presented and all merits are listed.

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