The commemoration ceremony of the late Morteza Momayez (1935-2005), the renowned pioneer of graphic design in Iran, on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary was held at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran, December 17 to 28.

Momayez received his bachelor’s degree in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, in 1964.

He was one of the founders of the Iranian Graphic Design Society.

Throughout his career, Momayez established several cultural institutions, exhibitions and graphic design publications. He received the Art & Culture Award of Excellence from the Iranian president in 2004.

He made three short animated films, one of which, ‘A Green Point’ (1972), won an honorary diploma at the Moscow Film Festival in 1973. He was set and costume designer for several films and theater productions.