Poster Monday: Saadi Shirazi
The second Poster Monday spot of September goes to Fateme Mohammadi Maklavani from Iran. She was born in Tehran and is an Art director and User Experience Designer, has a M. A. in Visual Communication by the Faculty of Art, Alzhara University. Fateme has won various awards such as: Appreciation for the Festival of TasvireSal Award Candidates for The khayyam international exhibition of photography Finalist for Taipei International Design Award Choosen for Top Researcher Winner of First Prize from the Reyhan AlNabby Festival Diploma of Honor for the Festival of TasvireSal Winner of Third Prize from the Seventh Festival of Student Publications Winner of Second prize from The Competition of Layout
The poster we are featuring here is dedicated to “Saadi Shirazi” He was one of the major Persian poets and literary men of the medieval period. He is not only famous in the Persian-speaking countries, but has been quoted in western sources as well. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is well known for his aphorisms, the most famous of which, Bani Adam, in a delicate way shows the essence of Ubuntu and calls for breaking all barriers between the human beings:
بنى آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرینش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضوها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی
The poem is translated by A.Marandi as:
Humans are peers of a united race,
Thus in creation, share the same base.
If one is affected with pain,
Others share the faith of same.
When you are indifferent to this pain,
You shall not earn the Humans’ name.
Follow this link to know more about Fateme Mohammadi Maklavani on her page and remember to submit your poster for the next edition of Poster Monday. Find all the info you need in our submissions page.