Since 1960s Ghobad Shiva has designed a wide array of dynamic and colorful posters for concerts, plays, art festivals, radio and television, films, exhibitions, lectures, environment, tourism and many more cultural and artistic events. He states: “I create artistic graphic design. The product of this kind of design has cultural value and only in poster design you can express your opinions like this.” Shiva’s playful posters are expensive and complex yet easy to read, follow and remember.
He explains:”Poster belongs to streets but if it is good it will reside in homes…When a poster is beautiful people want to own it and this effects their taste… If a poster is designed based on popular culture, it becomes visual poetry and goes beyond transmitting information since it beautifies the city.”
Images by: Ghobad Shiva © Written by Roshanak Keyghobadi, 2019. This text cannot be quoted, translated or published in part or as a whole without Roshanak Keyghobadi’s permission.