For the second Poster Monday spot of the August we are featuring a poster from Hamed Rafeei, “for Maedeh”. Hamed was born in 1365 (1986) in Borujen, Iran, graduated from the ICT degree, and has been a graphic designer for about ten years.
A poster “for Maedeh” is a tribute for Maedeh Hojabrii, an Iranian teenage girl arrested by the Islamic Republic of Iran for dancing and publishing dance art on Instagram. The great “error” of the young woman was not to veil herself in the audiovisuals that she spread, something that is considered very offensive. In a country where 89% of its population practices Shiite Islam, the legal framework is strongly attached to religion, so the use of the veil on women is mandatory regardless of their age.
According to Hamed, “the overall concept of this poster is to show the notion that dictatorship can’t prevent freedom. And with all the hardship this dancer preserves its form and provides a
place for flight, a pigeon here is the symbol of freedom”.
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