Reza Bakhtiarifard

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The Iranian-born typographer and graphic designer Reza Bakhtiarifard has a passion for the Arabesque, which inspired him in youth to study graphic design. His profound interest in Arabic calligraphy lead him to focus in depth on the typographic projects during his studies and later on in his professional career. Reza Bakhtiarifard was undertaking typeface design theory and workshop courses at the “Vije Institute of Visual Communication” in Tehran, Iran (2009-2014). Beside his digital proficiency in Farsi and Arabic typography, he practices calligraphy in the Moalla, Thuluth and Nastaliq styles.

Typedesign projects

  • Irancell typeface design; for MTN Irancell Telecommunication Company, co-designed by Omid Emamian, 2017
  • Alibaba typeface design; for Alibaba Travels Company, co-designed by Mahdi Ershadi, 2021
  • Ayandeh typeface design; for Ayandeh Bank, co-designed by Mahdi Ershadi, 2020
  • Book Garden typeface design; for Tehran Municipality, 2014
  • Leila typeface design; no client, for public usage, 2014
  • Paykan typeface design; no client, for public usage, 2022
  • Vazeh UI Quranic typeface design; for Ofogh-e Rooydaad Group, co-designed by Omid Emamian, 2017
  • Vazeh Classic Quranic typeface design; for Ofogh-e Rooydaad Group, co-designed by Omid Emamian, 2020
  • Ravi typeface design; no client, for public usage, 2013
  • Ray typeface design; co-designed by Omid Emamian, 2019
  • Novin Web typeface design; Redesigning of Novin typeface for screen; for Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, 2013
  • Dabestan typeface design; for MaryamSoft, co-designed by Omid Emamian, 2018
  • Nian typeface design; co-designed by Afsane Salek, 2018
  • Redesigning Roya font with new name; Roya Bakh; no client, for public usage, 2015
  • Redesigning Yekan font with new name; Yekan Bakh; no client, for public usage, 2015

 

Award Winning Works

  • First place in Moalla Script Competition; workshop category, Quran Exhibition, 2008
  • Second place in Eghtesad-e Novin Bank Typeface Design Competition (Ravi typeface); Vije School, 2012
  • First place in Silver Cypress 2013, International Farsi Typeface Design Exhibition (Ravi typeface); text typeface category, Iranian Graphic Designers Society, 2013
  • Special mention in First Iranian Book Design Annual (Roya Bakh typeface); Book House, 2015
  • Great prize, professional category (Roya Bakh typeface); Silk Road Spirit-The 1st WEST International Design Biennial, 2015
  • Special mention in International Granshan Typeface Design Competition (Ray typeface); Armenia, 2017, co-winner: Omid Emamian
  • Special mention in Silver Cypress 2017 (Vazeh typeface); Iranian Graphic Designers Society, 2017, co-winner: Omid Emamian
  • Certificate of Typographic Excellence from TDC 21th Annual Typeface Design Competition (Ray and Vazeh UI typeface); Type Directors Club, 2018, co-winner: Omid Emamian
  • Certificate of Typographic Excellence from TDC 24th Annual Typeface Design Competition (Vazeh Classic typeface); Type Directors Club, 2021, co-winner: Omid Emamian
  • Judges’ Choices in TDC 21th Annual Typeface Design Competition (Vazeh Classic typeface); Type Directors Club, 2021, co-winner: Omid Emamian