Reza Abedini

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Reza Abedini

Reza Abedini, (Persian: رضا عابدینی ‎, born 1967 in Tehran) is an Iranian graphic designer and a professor of graphic design and visual culture at the American University of Beirut.

Abedini is one of the most famous graphic designers in Iran because of his modern Persian typography. He combined modern and traditional themes in his unique style.

His design influences include Aleksander Rodchenko, Ikko Tanaka, Sani'ol Molk Ghafari, Roman Cieslewicz and Mirza Gholam-Reza Esfahani.[1]

Reza Abedini has won dozens of national and international design awards. In 2006 Abedini received the Principal Prince Claus Award in recognition of his personal creativity in the production of special graphic designs, as well as for the personal manner in which he applies and redefines the knowledge and accomplishments of Iran’s artistic heritage, thus making them highly interesting. The award also focuses attention on the diversity of both the historical and the modern Iranian culture, recognizing the impact of graphic design as an influential international means of communication.

He is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) since 1997, and the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 2001. Abedini was a member of jury at several biennials throughout the world. His name is listed in Meggs' History of Graphic Design, as one of the world's outstanding post digital graphic designers.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • First Prize: best film poster of Fajr International Film Festival Iran 1993-94-96
  • Film Critics Special Award for the Best film poster, Iran 1994
  • IRIB’S Special Award: The Best film poster, Iran 1996
  • 3rd Award: poster, The 6th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers, Tehran 1999
  • Special Award: Creativity from Iranian Graphic Designers Society, Tehran 1999
  • Special Prize: China International Poster Biennale China 2003
  • Honorable mention: 13 Colorado international poster exhibitions U.S. 2003
  • The Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic Award, Brno 2004
  • Second prize: 15th Festival d'affiches de Chaumont France 2004
  • Gold Prize: Hong Kong International Poster Triennial Hong Kong 2004
  • First prize and gold medal: 8th International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 2004
  • Silver Prize: Second international poster Biennale Korea 2004
  • First prize: The First international Biennale of the Islamic world Poster Iran 2004
  • Bronze Medal: The 2nd China International Poster Biennial CIPB China 2005
  • First prize: 9th Press Festival of Children & Young Adults Iran 2005
  • The Principal Prince Claus Award, 2006

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See also[edit]

Other Iranian Prince Claus Award winners

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