Morteza Momayez, Graphic Designer

Morteza Momayez (1936-2005) was a Tehran-based graphic designer of posters, covers, logos, and books. And quite a good one. Recently, I was given a catalog of his cover designs and was mightily impressed (syn. blown away). In fact, he was the most honored of a large number of exceptionally talented Iranian designers and typographers. We in the U.S. are sometimes myopic when it comes to non-western design, and although Iran has not been ignored, Momayez, who is also known for his film posters, deserves a bit more recognition. Learn more at this new site, and below are a few of his book jackets, too.


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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.