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Project. Farsi Typography

Purpose. To explore the visual and conceptual values of Farsi typography on the design of a poster and book cover using traditional calligraphy, stamp imprint, digital type, etc.

Assignment. This project involves post graduate students in graphic design at the University of Arts. Using imaginative subject matter, design a poster for an exhibitionof Persian art held in Paris and a book cover for poetry of the Persian poet, Ahmmad shamlo. Free technique.

Format. Actual size

Time. Eight weeks.


Mostafa Owji was born in Shiraz in the south of Iran in 1947. From 1970 to 1974 he studied at Tehran University Faculty of Fine Art where he received his B.A. After graduation he continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London and earned his M.F.A. In 1976 Mostafa Owji had an illustration printed in Novum and a poster in Modern Publicity. In 1984 one of his posters was selected for Graphis Poster. Three years later he was awarded a prize for the best typeface design in Farsi-Arabic at the 2nd Biannual Exhibition of Graphic Design, Tehran. Once again in 1992 a poster was accepted and printed in Graphis Poster. Mostafa Owji has been teaching at The University of Art since 1980.

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