Two posters created by a graphic design student from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) have been recognised as among the ‘100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters’ in a competition by the German University in Cairo.

Shima Aeinehdar
VCUarts Qatar student Shima Aeinehdar

Shima Aeinehdar’s posters, titled ‘Khaneh’ and ‘Omid’, were chosen from posters submitted from across the world and included in the list of the top 100 Arabic posters.

As an artist and designer, Aeinehdar has been very excited to have her work recognised by globally renowned Arabic designers on the jury.

She said that her posters touch upon the question of identity and human response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Khaneh’ means home in Persian, and is a visual exploration showing the uncertainty of what home could mean to third culture kids; while ‘Omid’ is an animated piece that visualises the overwhelming, yet hopeful experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters

100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters is a competition that honours the best 100 Arabic posters worldwide. It aims to document the Arab world’s visual culture by selecting and highlighting the best Arabic posters of the region.

The competition is free, and any designer from the Arab region can participate. The initiative embraces diversity: the diverse identity of the Arabic region, the different cultural backgrounds of designers, and the multiplicity of themes that are explored.

To view Aeinehdar’s winning posters, as well as learn more about the competition and the other winners, visit 100bap.com. You can also follow them on Instagram, @100bestarabicposters.  

For more information about VCUarts Qatar and the courses they offer, visit qatar.vcu.edu


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