Published in Design, Filmmaking by George Levitikos

In this feature on Reza Abedini (an Amsterdam designer who was born in Tehran) discussions of design, politics and culture intersect. Abedini’s breathtaking designs are inspired by Islamic patterns and calligraphy.

Abedini discusses how Iran’s political isolation following the revolution forced many Persian designers to draw from their own culture for influence. Abedini notes the significance of these works in helping the western world better understand Iranian culture. Abedini also discusses “Arabesque 2: Graphic design from the Arab world and Persia”.

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