Seeds get's a chance to sit down and spend an afternoon with up and coming Iranian street artists Icy and Sot, as well as Post Punk band The Yellow Dogs, from Tehran. These guys have some fascinating stories to share about their experiences fleeing a country who views their art as criminal.
For Tehran-born and Amsterdam-based designer, Reza Abedini, graphic design is not merely a visual art form but "a value". Combining traditional and contemporary types in his own body of work—logos, posters, corporate identities and three-dimensional designs—for more than 20 years, he is also teaching as professor of graphic design. In our Gestalten.tv feature, he gives insight into the merits of Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab and Persian World, why there is a "useless distance between the letters" in western printing and how to find one's own visual identity these days.