Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saed Meshki was born in 1964 in Iran. He started his artistic activities at the age of twenty four. During the fifteen years of his professional career, he has worked as a freelance in his personal studio on cultural projects. Saed studied graphic design in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University. He is now teaching at the same University.Saed is a member of the Alliance Graphic International (AGI), an active member of the Iranian Graphic Design Society (IGDS) and a cofounder of Neshan (Iranian Graphic Design magazine).In 2001, he and three artists of his generation founded the 5th Color Group with an objective to create a link between graphic design in Iran and the rest of the world. The group has organized several exhibitions both in Iran and abroad.Saed has been a member of the Selection committee of 7th Iranian graphic design Biennial , jury member of the first Iranian self promotional Posters Biennial and the 5th Exhibition of Children's books illustrators.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Banksy needs little introduction. There is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details. According to Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier engineer, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." His artworks are often satirical pieces of art that encompass topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His vandalism, combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencelling technique similar to Blek le Rat, who began in 1981 in Paris to work with stencils. His art has appeared in cities around the world.
Laurent Fétis is a graphic designer. Born in 1970 in Orsay, France he studied at the College of Architecture in Versailles and the National College of Decorative Arts in Paris. In 1999 he set up his own studio where his work enters a number of fields including music, art and design. He has collaborated with M, Tahiti 80, Mellow, Hideki Kaji and the labels: Emperor, Norton, Minty Fresh, Escalator, Trattoria, Emi, Virgin, Universal, East West. His work has been seen in Les Inrockuptibles, Jalouse, The Face, Studio Voice, and Escape. He collaborated on Roman Coppola's first full-length film, CQ. He is represented by Kreo Gallery in Paris, and his work has been presented at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, the Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, and has been the subject of several publications. Laurent Fétis teaches visual communication at the National College of Art and Design in Reims.