Friday, July 29, 2016

Iranian Posters Exhibit Offers a Glimpse of Visual Language

By Naama Rib
A poster by Mehdi Saeedi from the "Sign from Iran" exhibition. Courtesy of Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
ISRAEL---“I couldn’t get into Iran, so I brought Iran here,” says graphic designer Yossi Lemel, who together with Czech curator Marta Sylvestrova put together the exhibit “Sign from Iran,” on display at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem until November 19. Lemel’s interest in Iranian culture began when he was a graphic design student at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design 30 years ago. [link]