PLAKART

Editor and Compiler: ALI BAKHTIARI

Publisher: Salam Art Gallery

Price: 1,000,000 IRR

Encountering painted marquee posters from Iranian cinemas after so many years, particularly up close as opposed to their photographs, will be an interesting experience. In the timespan of a few decades, these marquee posters have become historically important because they are records that can lead to a new understanding of the design process, technique, and prevalent aesthetics of a particular era. “Placards” is a joyful reflection on what remains of marquee posters, and it is an important endeavor because it is a complement to other aspects of cinematic arts, giving us a glimpse of who we used to be.