Ab/Anbar, is an independent and private entity dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art in Iran. Ab/Anbar provides a context for the production and exhibition of Iranian and international contemporary art.
Reza Abedini is an Iranian graphic designer and a professor of graphic design and visual culture at the American University of Beirut.
Abedini is one of the most famous graphic designers in Iran because of his modern Persian typography. He combined modern and traditional themes in his unique style. His design influences include Aleksander Rodchenko, Ikko Tanaka, Sani'ol Molk Ghafari, Roman Cieslewicz and Mirza Gholam-Reza Esfahani. Reza Abedini has won dozens of national and international design awards. In 2006 Abedini received the Principal Prince Claus Award in recognition of his personal creativity in the production of special graphic designs, as well as for the personal manner in which he applies and redefines the knowledge and accomplishments of Iran’s artistic heritage, thus making them highly interesting. The award also focuses attention on the diversity of both the historical and the modern Iranian culture, recognizing the impact of graphic design as an influential international means of communication. He is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) since 1997, and the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 2001. Abedini was a member of jury at several biennials throughout the world. His name is listed in Meggs' History of Graphic Design, as one of the world's outstanding post digital graphic designers. LINK Ab/Anbar