Iranian Women of Graphic Design started a curated collection of works from the current graphic design scene in Iran in autumn 2020.
In light of the protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Zhini Amini on 16 September 2022, the collection has become a platform for protest posters supporting the #womanlifefreedom movement both in Iran and internationally.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are showing a selection of the images – digitally in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main, and analogue at the Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum in Leipzig. The museum is also acquiring a selection of the protest posters to trace the Iranian women’s protest through the lens of international graphic design. In the posters, two of the museum’s central concerns intersect: the history and impact of posters and the struggle for freedom of expression – because the history of the media cannot be written without considering censorship and freedom of expression. (Photo: Roshi Rouzbehani)