Friday, October 17, 2008

Reza Abedini

I 1st saw Reza Abedini's work in an issue of Gallerie and I have found it tough to forget the imagery since. Its great graphic design, typography & arabic calligraphy all rolled into each piece if art. Irresistible. Unforgettable. Genius.

"Reza Abedini is one of Iran's foremost graphic designers and calligraphy artists. Prolific in poster design, he has simultaneously designed posters, books, magazines and logos in his inimitable style. "





"Calligraphy has been an important branch of art among Islamic cultures. The Quran has said that the eternally protected word must be respected, as it expresses the destiny of all creatures from the beginning of time to the very end. To Iranians, calligraphy is a manifestation of human spirituality, as 'pure writing' was considered to originate from a pure heart."




'Reza Abedini's works are image oriented and in several of them, the words are not meant to be read and are used more as textural imagery. Since the words are derived from speech, he hopes viewers hear whispers of the words in his images. As the British scholar and teacher of penmanship once said, "In calligraphy, all rules must give way to truth and freedom."'

All images are from rezaabedini.com and some of the text is from Gallerie, Vol19, 2006

10 comments:

jess gonacha said...

WOW, vineeta, these are incredible. thanks so much for introducing us to this fantastic artist! and thank you for the comments on my blog-- i'm so glad you and your trainee were enjoying my blog all day!

megha punater said...

amazing work!!!

vineeta said...

Jess, thanx :) If I love your work & blog I just feel you must know it :)

vineeta said...

Meghna, isn't it! I just LOVE his work.

Munna on the run said...

Hi
Thanks for your comments on my blog. Yes it would be a pleasure to be featured on your blog.
Thanks.

Hemant

bheeshoom said...

ahaa!!! thanx for sharing!!
awsome work!

Nananyah! said...

Vineeta,

good find. I've been interested in islamic calligraphy ever since i did my PG Diploma in Indian Aesthetics. I personally like the Kufic style more than the nashtaliq that prevails in form of Urdu in our country today.

Have you read or even come across the book - "LOVE-The Joy That Wounds" ? Lassaad Metoui does more than justice to rumi's poetry with his brand of islamic calligraphy. A must have on your book shelf, especially if you are a graphic designer who likes book design. :-)) Happy Reading!

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much love, light and laughter,
asavari.

Sanam abedini said...

Hi,does any one have reza's e-mail adress my adress is sanam95@sbcglobal.net

pRiyA said...

thanks to the widget below each post, i got to see this.
i did see Reza Abedini's work in a Gallerie issue, but the examples you have shown here and gorgeous. i am thrilled to find that you have put a link to her website too...!

good heavens, the word verification is 'flabless'! now even the blog world is telling me to lose weight!!!

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