Design Issues is pleased to publish this interview with Iranian graphic designer Morteza Momayez recently conducted in Tehran by Shahriar Sarmast. Morteza Momayez, Iran's foremost graphic designer, has been active in the field for more than fifty years. When he began his career in the early 1950s, he designed Iranian newspapers and magazines. In the 1960s, he completed a degree in art at the University of Tehran, and did further studies in Paris. Mr. Momayez is the author of numerous books on graphic design in Farsi, and his work was featured by F.H.K. Henrion in his book Top Graphic Design (1983). Shahriar Sarmast is an art director in Tehran, and currently is Secretary of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society. Mr. Sarmast created the cover for the Summer 2002 (XVIII: 3) of Design Issues.

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