Iranian Typography Exhibition
50 Years of Calligraphy and Typography in
Iranian Graphic Design
We do not have to work hard to find links between the typographic arts of Iran and Switzerland. For example, the typographic work currently being produced in both cultures draws on a rich script-oriented tradition. It is the task of the present generation of designers to reinterpret those traditions in modern form. Of course, neither in Iran nor in Switzerland are they isolated from international influences.
Every design reflects a relationship with its respective tradition as well as with current international developments. Parallels can be discerned in the engagement of Iranian and Swiss designers with digital technology and its influence on visual communication.
The “Iranian Typography, 50 Years of Calligraphy and Typography in Iranian Graphic Design” exhibition is a platform on which to debate the characteristics that are peculiar to the Iranian and Swiss visual cultures. We hope that it will not hasten the “harmonization” of the two cultures, but will strengthen each in its singularity.
Prof. Michael Renner
Head of the Visual Communication Institute
The Basel School of Design (FHNW/HGK)
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1 May – 10 May 2007
Monday to Friday 12.00 – 18.00
Opening: 30 April, 17.00
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
Academy of Art and Design
Visual Communication Institute
The Basel School of Design