Ghobad Shiva, Iran (2001)
Shiva has a BA in painting from Tehran University (1966) and a Masters in communication design, from Pratt Institute, New York (1980). Over several decades he has created a form of graphic design with a Persian flavour, which has attracted museums and collectors across the world. He set up Iranian TV’s graphics department (1968) and the Soroush Press design department (1971), and is co-founder of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS). He has been teaching and lecturing in eminent art and design faculties in Tehran since 1976. His awards include: Brno Graphic Design Biennale (1978); Shiraz Festival of Arts Poster Competitions (1969, 1970, 1971, 1977); IGDS logo competition (1988, 2001). He has a design studio and is director of the Ghobad Shiva Art & Cultural Institute. Three books are published on his graphic works: Posters by Ghobad Shiva (2004), Ghobad Shiva graphic designer (2005), Ghobad Shiva in ‘The Selected Works of Masters of Graphic Design’ series (2006).