SocialDesignZine / Ferdowsi

New poster for a green Iran.

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Above: Erik Brandt, 2009 (70x100cm). Photo: Green Bird (Tehran, 2009).
A new poster I made inspired by the kind invitation and photo by Green Bird
is now online as part of the SocialDesignZine‘s effort to rally support for Iran.

Many will recognize the statue of Ferdowsi (935-1020) symbolizing a high point
of the Green Wave in Tehran. I found a quote attributed to him that seemed an
appropriate sentiment in talking recently with my good friend M.

Götz Gramlich, Yossi Lemmel, Jean-Benoît Lévy, Massimo Vignelli, Woody Pirtle,
Wim Crouwel, Oded Ezer, Max Kisman (!) and many, many others are sharing their
support of the Green Movement in Iran. Bravo to Green Bird and SocialDesignZine.

A thousand thanks for inviting me to participate.




15 Responses to “SocialDesignZine / Ferdowsi”

Nice color palette, love the contrast too.

Josh added these words on Sep 08 09 at 9:30 PM

Via Morteza: A wee new poster for Iran at SocialDesignZine. http://bit.ly/19vHV5

Erik Brandt added these words on Sep 08 09 at 11:53 PM

SocialDesignZine / Ferdowsi: New poster for a green Iran.

Above: Erik Brandt, 2009 (70×100cm). Photo: Mor.. http://bit.ly/kJo3i

Erik Brandt added these words on Sep 09 09 at 12:10 AM

great dimensional dynamics. Color use and solid shapes are simple and suggestive and everything works together well. Love it.

Dan Sinclair added these words on Sep 09 09 at 3:09 AM

Many thanks for the comments to both of you, much appreciated!

Erik Brandt added these words on Sep 09 09 at 8:26 AM

This is the coolest (hands down) poster design around. I can only say “yeah” and “oh yeah!!!” as my critical feedback.

Jenny added these words on Sep 09 09 at 1:56 PM

Hey Erik Perfect,,…

Omid Hamooni added these words on Sep 09 09 at 2:04 PM

i dont know what your thoughts on u2 are, but they put it best when they sang the song ‘magnificent’ :)

this is truly magnificent.

tousue added these words on Sep 12 09 at 9:31 PM

Many thanks, Tousue, it’s just a small wish, very little to offer, actually. But I appreciate your kind words very much.

Erik Brandt added these words on Sep 16 09 at 9:02 PM

Mamnoon am, Omid!

Erik Brandt added these words on Sep 16 09 at 9:04 PM

@CNN Iran Desk Poster for the Green Wave. http://twitpic.com/12m0sr More from SocialDesignZine: http://bit.ly/bIQoxO #iranelection

Erik Brandt added these words on Feb 11 10 at 5:03 PM

Hey there!!!
I’m IRANIAN

THANKS A LOT FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.PLZ DON’T LEAVE US!
HELP IRAN TO BE FREE
TO BE GREEN!

Mahtab added these words on Mar 19 10 at 1:47 PM

Dear Mahtab, my friends and I will NEVER leave you, we are green forever. Together! :-)

Erik Brandt added these words on Mar 19 10 at 7:41 PM

Great Work, Im amazed. Id love to use this pic in a story about Ferdowsi. Greetings from an iranian.

Freigeist666 added these words on Jun 07 10 at 7:55 PM

The best news, the SVA Gallery in new York is hosting an exhibit of these posters and will include this… Hopefully more dates and info soon! But in the meantime: http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/sa/index.jsp?sid0=201&page_id=482&event_id=1403

Erik Brandt added these words on Jun 10 10 at 3:58 PM

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