Narges Mohammadi’s Work known throughout the world

Upated on :April 25, 2010

Narges Mohammadi gained the opportunity of publishing her work on the cover of CJ illustration competition overview book. This book is a compilation of three-year-activities of this festival. The second country that sent in the largest number of works was Iran. The total number of 2nd CJ Picture Book Award entries came to 1,565 from […]


Iranian Illustrators at the 2010 Bologna ILLUSTRATORS EXHIBITION

Upated on :April 20, 2010

Iranian Illustrators at the 2010 Bologna ILLUSTRATORS EXHIBITION
The Bologna Illustrators Exhibition offers a broad picture of the most innovative trends in children’s illustration at a world level.

Created by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, since 1967 it has offered artists from all over the world a unique opportunity to display their talent to key players in the sector who come to Bologna every year for the most important trade show for the exchange of copyrights for children’s literature.
Established artists and emerging talents are selected by an authoritative international jury consisting of publishers, artists and museum directors.
Fiction and non-fiction exhibited works are published in the Annual, a convenient reference tool that publishers use year-round. They will also be part of the traveling shows organized by JBBY (Japan Board on Books for Young People) in several Japanese museums, in Korea and other venues currently under study.

In this edition, the international jury, composed of experts in publishing, design, art, and illustration has selected 87 artists from 19 countries, among them there were two Iranian Artists;

– Ms. Afra Nobahar, the illustrator of “My beautiful Scarecrow” published by Kanoon in 2009
– Mr. Hasan Amekan , unpublished work
were the two selected artists from Iran.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, renowned for its special focus on children’s book illustration, together with the SM Foundation, whose intention is to promote children’s books and reading, have joined force to create the Bologna Children’s Book Fair – SM Foundation International Award for Illustration for the first time.
The aim of the award is to support the illustration work of young artists (under the age of 35), the special quality of whose work has yet to be acknowledged.
This annual award will be granted to one of the illustrators selected each year from the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition.
The award, a 30,000-dollar cash prize, will be assigned by an international jury of experts, which will meet in Bologna during the Fair. The winner will be announced at the Fair. In addition, the winner will be offered the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book, which will be published by Grupo SM and presented the following year at the fair. A special exhibition will also be organized to highlight the work of the winning artist.

The International Jury decided to award the Illustration Prize of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair/Fundación SM to the work of Philip Giordano, an Italian artist who moves masterfully between the cultural idioms of the past with their graceful alchemy of the most delicate pictorial allusions, and a refined present from which the artist draws his citations of great moments of modern art.


The Illustration of “Solomon the Prophet of God “Selected in Barreiro 2009”

Upated on :April 6, 2010

It is necessary to mention that, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, winner of second prize in Noma 2006, was selected in the last year Barreiro competition as well and this is her second honor in 2009 after winning the first prize of CJ festival in Korea.


Selected Kanoon’s Books in The 45rd Golden Pen of Belgrade

Upated on :January 23, 2010

10th International Biennial of Illustration ; ” The 45rd Golden Pen of Belgrade “, organized by Serbian Association of Applied Art Artists and Designers, entered the KANOON’s 4titles in its 2009 catalogue ..

– So much noise (illustrated by Alireza Goldouzian)
– The colorful whirligigs and straw baskets (illustratated by Sharareh Khosravani)
– Secrets of Monotheism (illustrated by Hasan Amekan)
– Rotating Mill (illustrated by Intelaq M. Ali)

Among non-Kanoon works, the illustrations of “The little Girl” by Ms. Maliheh Eynali and “Everybody’s Baby” by Anahita Taymourian have entered in the catalogue too.
“ So much noise” illustrated by Alireza Goldouzian, was previously selected as the 50 winners of the second round of CJ festival in Korea.


The Illustrations of “Solomon the Prophet of God” Selected in Barreiro Biennale 2009

Upated on :January 20, 2010

A high prestigious jury selected Hasan Amekan, Rashin Kheyrieh, Azadeh Madani, Narges Mohammad and Ali Amekan among 1400 illustrators from 59 countries. From this ranking, the superb pictures of “Solomon the Prophet of God” illustrated by Ali Amekan from an outstanding book recently published by Kanoon emerges. Selection of Ms. Narges Mohammad, winner of second […]


“Deer Hunter” and “So much Noise” winners of 2nd CJ Picture Book Festival

Upated on :January 18, 2010


In CJ book festival any illustrator with three illustrations are to be entered through the homepage. In the 1st round 100 and in the 2nd round of reviews approximately 50 entries will be selected. In final selection, the panel will select five works based on the originals sent in by the finalists, as award winners.
Award-winning artists from Korea and abroad will be able to link up directly with publishers from other countries as well as their own, and expand their chances of publication with the subsidy. Finalists will also gain a shot at publication though their inclusion in the CJ Picture Book Award Catalogue, and publishers from all over the world will gain an opportunity to discover fresh new talent.
Please refer to the official homepage for further guidelines:


Linda Wolfsbruger’s illustration exhibition

Upated on :October 4, 2009

An illustration exhibition of Linda Woflsbruger was held in Kanoon museum from June 10th to 17th 2006.
The week-long exhibition, featured her illustrations who is the winner of golden Apple of Bratislava illustration competition. In her six months workshops with Iranian illustrators 8 stories written by Austrian authors were illustrated.


Kanoon’s illustrations on display in Zagreb biennial

Upated on :January 4, 2008

The works have been selected from among 60 books including “Mazan”, “Blue-Eyed Little Boy”, and “The City of Snakes” by Farshid Mesqali, “The Prince Who Could Not Smile” by Narges Mohammadi, “Kuti Kuti Stories” by Hoda Haddadi, and “Big Soldier, Little Commander” by Mahkameh Shabani.

The books have been published by the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA).

The biennial is organized under UNESCO support and in cooperation with the Croatian Section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People).

Illustrations by 130 artists from across the globe including Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Serbia, and Italy have been exhibited for a month in the event.


Intelaq Mohammad Ali Illustrations

Upated on :October 6, 2007

The illustration exhibition of Ms. Intelaq Mohammad Ali, the Iraqi illustrator was held in museum of Kanoon from Oct. 6th to Nov. 11th of 2007. She has had some activities as follows: UNESCO Workshop: -UNESCO Workshop for Illustrators of Children’s Books – Beirut, 23 November – 3 December 2004. -UNESCO – BIB Workshop for Illustrators […]


Illustration Exhibition of Alain Bailhache (The French Illustrator)

Upated on :September 10, 2006

An illustration exhibition of Mr. Alain Bailhache the french illustrator was held in Kanoon from September 10th to 11th 2006. Along with this exhibition a meeting was held. In this meeting Mr. Hemati Ahooee the manager of Graphics Dept. of Kanoon and some illustrators participated. Alain Bailhache has illustrated many of Kanoon’s books like “Dady […]