The first International Logotype Festival, focusing on representing the Islam’s prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has honored the winners.
The winners were honored during a ceremony held at the Iranian Artists Forum in the capital city of Tehran on May 26, 2014.
Mohammad Hosseini received the first prize, while the second prize went to Baqer Jafari and the third prize presented to Ali Reza Zakeri.
The internationally renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi presided over the festival in collaboration with the graphic designer Ebrahim Haqiqi as the secretary of the event.
The artists who desire to compete at the festival are required to design the phrase “Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah” in Persian, Arabic or English letters in various calligraphic, iconic, typographic, or handwritten forms.
The Iranian graphic designers and artists Sedaqat Jabbari, Ebrahim Haqiqi, Jalil Rasouli and Masoud Nejabati served at the festival’s jury panel.
The Iranian film company Nour-e Taban, which is the producer of Majid Majidi’s project Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and Tehran Municipality’s Beautification Organization organized the festival.
Majidi’s religious blockbuster focuses on Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life from childhood until prophethood. The film was already completed after four years of research and production process.
Historical documents and facts of Majidi’s recent cinematic rendition have been compiled with the help of scholars, historians and clerics from different countries including Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria over a year.
While the main parts of the film was shot in Iran, Majidi along with his team traveled to Africa and shot few sections of the project in the city of Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.
Produced by Mohammad Mehdi Heidarian, the film has been set to be released in Persian, Arabic and English.