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Borna Izadpanah

I am an Iranian visual artist based in London. I have a degree in Visual Communication from Malek-e-Ashtar Art school, Tehran 1999, BA in Visual Communication from Soureh University of Art, Tehran 2006, and in 2010 I completed the MA in Graphic Design at the London College of Communication.

Since 2000 I have been working as a freelance graphic designer, painter and photographer. I am an official member of Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS), Iranian Painters Society (SIP), Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts, and the Art Club of Contemporary Ideas (Square Line).

Some of my clients during the past decade are: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Cultural and Artistic Organization of Tehran Municipality, Iranian Painters Society, Iranian Sculptors Society and Lion Graph Publications.

I have also participated in more than thirty exhibitions and biennials in Iran, New York, London, China, Slovakia Republic, and Serbia. My art works have been exhibited in several places such as, The British Museum in London, London College of Communication, SOAS University of London, Tehran Museum of Contemporary art, The Cooper Union University in NY, Abadan Museum of Contemporary Art, ICOGRADA (website), Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute in Tehran, The Ministry of Art in Tehran.

My Final Project for MA considers the companionship of Perso-Arbic and Latin typography. I have evaluated different existing ways that Iranian designers make use of and tried to give new suggestions. For the final outcome I have designed a modular and bilingual typeface based on the Geometric Kufic script. In the design process of this typeface I have inquired different techniques and materials in order to more understand Persian and Latin typography and find out their structural differences and similarities.

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Born: 1982, Tehran, Iran