Majid Abbasi exhibition and workshop in Basel, Switzerland
April 8, 2007, received from Majid Abbasi
Exhibition poster by Majid Abbasi
Posters from Tehran (Plakate aus Teheran)
An Exhibition & Workshop of Majid Abbasi at the Basel School of Design
April 30 - May 10, 2007
Vernissage: April 30, 17:00, open daily from 12:00 to 18:00
During the first week of May 2007, the Basel School of Design will be host to Majid Abbasi for the exhibition of his posters and a two day workshop. The workshop will focus on 50 years of typography and calligraphy in the graphic design of Iran.
During the past years Alan Fletcher (London), Ahn Sang-Soo (Seoul), Helmut Schmidt (Osaka) and Hamish Muir (London) have also held workshops and delivered speeches at this School. The Basel School of Design and its students have influenced the international Graphic Design community since the 1960’s. Under the direction of Armin Hofmann and Emil Ruder courses for Graphic Design and Typography were developed. They were outstanding models for a modernist design education. Wolfgang Weingart was a professor of typography at this School until the year 2004.
Since the year 2000, the Swiss educational system has undergone an astonishingly rapid process of adapting its educational institutions to the international standards of the Bachelor and Master curricula at the University level. In this process the Visual Communication department became a separate institute from the vocational level School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung Basel). We are now part of the University system of Northwest Switzerland and have developed a curriculum for the University level with international accreditation.