Unlike the leaders of Iran and the U.S., the two countries' graphic designers seem to have found a meaningful connection. The Seattle-Tehran Poster Show features 50 posters from designers in each city, and together these works form a sort of visual olive branch. As the show's cocurator, Daniel R. Smith, puts it, "The exoticness of Persian typography is strange, seductive and utterly fascinating to an outsider." So flip right past the posters by Modern Dog and Ames Bros (we love them, too) to see what graphic design looks like on the other side of the world.
by Michelle Taute