Morteza Momayez | Biography, Life, Work, Logos and Awards
Morteza Momayez (1936 – 2005)
Morteza Momayez is held as one of the most influential Iranian graphic designers, illustrators and typographers of the 20th century and has been called the ‘pioneer of graphic design in Iran’. Born in Tehran on August 26, 1935, he acquired a bachelor’s degree in painting from School of Fine Art at University of Tehran in 1965 and a diploma from Ecole National Superier des Art Deco in Paris, France in 1968.
During his illustrious career, Momayez created excellent visual identities for Iran Art Gallery (1962), Children and Young Adults Organization (1974), Asian Cultural Documentation, Asian Graphic Design Biennial (1977) and National Library of Iran (1989). He was also the president of Tehran International Poster Biennial. Momayez was granted the Art & Culture Award of Excellency by the President of Iran a year before his death in 2004.
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