Seal (Mohr) of Aref-Adib, written in Nastaliq
Bicycle in Persian: دوچرخه Docharkhe
My new portrait of Forugh.
Forugh Farrokhzad (January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. She is one of Iran's most influential female poets. Forugh was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast.
The interview of Iraj Gorgin with Forugh Farrokhzad (in Persian)
My portrait in the style of Julian Opie. In Opie's style, the human face is usually characterised by black outlines with flat areas of colour, and minimalised detail, to the extent that an eye can become just the black circle of the pupil.
This morning's breakfast: Butterfly made of Pita Bread, Butter and Blackcurrant Jam
Max thought his breaded chicken fillet looked very much like an artist's palate. So we made it even more!
At graffiticreator.net you can create graffiti-styled logotypes in just a few clicks. It's great fun!
Nissan has said the car is named after the Iranian Qashqai tribe.
Renault is to call its new crossover the Kadjar.
Kadjar (Qajar) Dynasty, was the ruling dynasty of Iran from 1794 to 1925
The name Sharan is derived from a Persian word "Shahran" meaning "Carrier of Kings".
The name 'Touran' derives from the combination of 'Touring' and 'Sedan'.
In Persian Touran is an old word to describe Iranian nomads from the north and the name of a legendary kingdom opposed to Iran in the Shahnameh Ferdowsi.
My proposed logo for the new IKIA (Imam Khomeini International Airport) in Tehran.
The Big Draw is the UK?s biggest annual free art event. Initiated by the Campaign for Drawing, it encourages everyone to discover the purposes, pleasures and power of drawing. Drawing is a universal language, connecting generations and cultures, and underpinning our ability to learn, from early to later years. Drawing can transform us from passive consumers into active creators. The Campaign?s message is that no previous experience is required.
It seems my beloved pomegranate is the biggest thing in fruit flavours these days.
By the way, I am sure this Korean Pomegranate Chocolate will sell very well in Germany.
Aref-Adib in Nasta'liq script.
Check out Iain Anderson?s animation made entirely with passenger/pedestrian symbols.
>> View the flash movie here
The complete set of 50 symbols is available here so you could make your own movie!
Iran to launch women-only buses and here is my proposed logo for it.
A team of archaeologists recently discovered an earthenware bowl at the Burnt City, which has what they believe is the world?s oldest animated picture drawn around it. The Burnt City is located 57 kilometres from the city of Zabol in Iran?s Sistan and Baluchestan province.
The animated bit was found on a 5000 year old pottery and this is my animation gif version of it:
Here is another pictographic ambiguity for the occasion of Yalda (the Winter Solstice).
One of my earliest memories of winter is the warmth and cosiness of the Korsi, a low square table covered with quilt and a pot of hot charcoals placed underneath. My grandmother used to invite us all to gather around her Korsi during Shab e Yalda and treated us to pomegranates.
You probably have already come across examples of pictographic ambiguity before, where a single drawing contains more than one image. My wife and my mother-in-law is a well-known example. It was done in 1915 by the cartoonist W.E. Hill. You should be able to see a young and an old woman in the picture. Clue: the chin of the young woman becomes the nose of the old woman.
And here is my attempt to do one, a Persian cat:
Clue: there is a cat and a map!
Wish you a very happy new year.
Edouard Hoffman and Max Miedinger conceived Helvetica type in 50s in Switzerland (Helvetica is the ancient Latin name for Switzerland). Helvetica swept through the design world in the 60s and became synonymous with modern and progressive attitudes. Arial is a loose adaptation of Grotesque type redrawn to match the proportions and weight of Helvetica. Arial has spread very fast through the typographic world and illustrates the power of Microsoft's influence. In Helvetica vs. Arial game you can kill a few minutes and take out your frustrations on Microsoft's Arial. Here you can also read an informative article or play a quiz.