When I asked my friend Elham if there was anything I could do to support her during the protests in Iran, she told me to design a poster—that people outside of Iran need to be talking about what is happening and to bring continued international attention to the protests.
For the printed piece, I chose to create the words “women, life, freedom” using my own hair, since so many women are exposing their hair or chopping their hair off in acts of brave defiance.
Wishing strength, love, and safety to all those impacted.
Women Life Freedom
زن زندگی آزادی
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Meaghan A. Dee is both a practicing graphic designer and a design educator. She is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech. Meaghan also serves as a docent for the Letterform Archive in San Francisco. She served for seven years as the Chair for the Graphic Design program at Virginia Tech and served six years (two as Co-Chair) on the AIGA Design Educators Community (AIGA DEC) Executive Board. Meaghan received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, with a focus in Graphic Design, and a Master of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus in Visual Communication Design.
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