For the second Monday in October, we are presenting the “Viruses” poster that Alireza Vaziri Rahimi sent us from Texas in the USA. He´s is a Designer/Educator specializing in Graphic and Interactive Design. Currently, he is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at the University of Texas. Alireza earned his MFA degree in Design from University of California-Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in Stage Design from Tehran University of Art. He has received national and international design awards such as London International Creative Competition, Goethe-Institute, Graphis International Design award, C2A Creative Communication Award, etc.
About the poster “Viruses” Alireza tells us: “As graphic designers, we have a responsibility to our society, especially in this surreal pandemic. I designed this poster series because last year when we all had to wear masks and hide our faces to protect our health under these thin fabrics, we were witnessing the true self of our leaders! Masks instead of covering their face, are representing their thoughts more than ever”. “I believe Design is a way of changing the world to be a better place. A better world may have a different definition for different people: perhaps an ergonomic chair or an interface for a pioneer application, each can make one’s world a better place to live in. As designers, we have a responsibility to our society, and we should welcome challenges and mainly confront the inner voices telling us to “just mind yourself.” As per the legendary Persian poet Rumi: “I came to you without ‘me,’ so come to me without ‘you’.” In this journey, my greatest passion is to view and visualize the depth of a phenomenon beyond its existence. Nowadays, I aim to re-examine concepts such as propaganda in relation to design and our contemporary digital culture”.
Alireza has over a decade of professional and academic experience has equipped him with creative methods and collaborative skills in Visual Communication Design, if you want to know more about his work visit his site and his Linkedin and behance profiles. Don’t forget that you can send us your poster to appear in this section using our submission page.