Freedom of expression is a right that the Western world takes for granted.
But in many countries, such as Iran, innocent people are persecuted and imprisoned daily due to their pleas for democracy and freedom of the press or for exposing human rights abuses. The 4Tomorrow association has asked to design poster to draw attention to, and take action against, the repression of freedom of expression.
When i started to work on the brief i was inspired by the tragical facts that happened in Iran during the presidential elections. I decided to design a very politically charged image of controversial Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad standing before a large crowd of himself. Also the colors that used are symbolic, invoking memories of the 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the civil unrest that followed.
Graphis Silver Award - Social&Political Protest Posters 2015.
Graphis Gold Award - Poster Annual 2012.
It has been exhibited at: Paris, France - Les Arts décoratifs - Palais du Louvre, Milan, Italy - Triennale Design Museum, Ankara, Turkey - Bilkent University, Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanese American University, Belgrade, Serbia - The REX, Cultural Lab, Brussels, Belgium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - The University of Buenos Aires, Chungnam, South Korea - SangMyung University, Derry, Northern Ireland, UK - University of Ulster, Gdansk, Poland - The Academy of Fine Arts, Heidelberg, Germany - AM Theaterplaz, La Paz, Bolivia - Museo Nacìonal de Arte, Lima, Perù - Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Lisbon, Portugal - LX FACTORY, Los Angeles, California, USA - Seyhoon Gallery, Marrakesh, Marocco - ESAV, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels, Montreal, Canada - Université du Québec, Quito, Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco, Seville, Spain - Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Strasburg, France - Agora Building, Council of Europe, Stockholm, Sweden - The Design House, Tbilisi, Georgia - Cultural Center of French Embassy, Vienna, Austria - MuseumsQuartier.
Moreover it has been published in magazines in Iran, Ecuador and in more than 50 blogs and websites most of which based in Middle East.
The poster exhibited at Les Arts décoratifs - Palais du Louvre (Paris, France):