Ahmadreza Ahmadi’s Glow-worms Fight the Darkness

Upated on :July 4, 2011

Well-known children and adolescence literature author and poet, Ahmadreza Ahmadi in his newly published book “Traveling at Night”, narrates the story of the glow-worms who do not withhold emitting their lights to the world. They wait for the sunset then start descending the old fig tree, go out the big garden and follow each other to fight the darkness of night.
The glow-worms give light to the sea and the earth to make the boats find the direction, help lost and thirsty people find their ways and the hungry birds find food in snowy and cold weather.
Reported by the public relations of Kanoon, the poetic sense of Ahmadi along with the fascinating illustrations by Mahkameh Shabani and the unique kind of graphic design by Kourosh Parsanejad, encourage the readers of the book to see the pictures well and read the story more attentively.
Kourosh Parsanejad the graphic designer of “Travel at night”, explained, “Pictures of the book look like tableaus. The separation of picture and text is done considering the differences in the texts.
He spoke briefly of Ahmadreza Ahmadi’s works and said, “As Ahmadi writes with a poetic sense, his prose are poetic and his poems look like prose, and that he writes for higher age groups we tried to design the book with the same sense.
At the end, Parsanejad said, “This type of graphic designing of the book is not only creative, but a kind of pictorial use of letters which usually confronts negative reaction, but we hope it will gradually lead to a new method.
The book “Travel at night” in 56 pages, 5000 print run and a price of 40,000 rials categorized in D age group (guidance school) and published by the production dept. of Kanoon hits the market.

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The White Ravens selected “Three Vases” as a new and notable title

Upated on :May 30, 2011

The annual catalogue The White Ravens featured “Three vases” ,published by Kanoon, as one of the new and notable titles of children’s and young adults literature. This selection has gained international recognition because it highlights the trends of contemporary children’s and young adults literature on an international scale. “Three vases” is recommended to parents, teachers, […]

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Six Iranian books are assigned as Hong Kong schools’ side studies

Upated on :August 30, 2010

          Kanoon’s six books have been translated in Chinese and published by a Hong Kong publisher and have been assigned as side studies for schools in Hong Kong. Kanoon’s Public Relations reports that these books’ copyright was sold to a Hong Kong publisher, Cotton Tree, during the 20th International Book Fair […]

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Zagreb admires the Iranian children book illustrations

Upated on :August 30, 2010

The illustrations of Kanoon’s three books are being exhibited in the 3rd Zagreb Book Illustration Exhibition, held every two years in Croatia.

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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 […]

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Hamidreza Shahabadi in BIB 2009 Symposium with “Merajname”

Upated on :April 24, 2010

The festive opening of the 22nd Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava took place ;meanwhile, exhibiting the BIB Grand Prix winners of the previous year, the winners of H. CH. Andersen Prize for the year 2008 and a collection of Noma Concours illustrations. After awarding the prizes the event continued by the meeting of the International Committee […]

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“Hey, do you like to be my Friend?” in France

Upated on :April 20, 2010

“Hey, do you like to be my friend?” another title of Kanoon, is published by a French publisher in 1500 copies. This book which is written by Ms. Mojgan Kalhor and illustrated by Neda Azimi was published by Kanoon in 2005 in 100000 copies. The book is about a ladybird who was very much interested […]

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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.

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” Another International Achievement of Kanoon”

Upated on :April 14, 2010

“The Merchant and the Parrot”, Kanoon’s books that has gained a lot of success in the world of publishing in recent years is published bilingually (Persian-Norwegian) by a Norwegian publisher affiliated to storytelling house of Norway.   The book is published following the annual holding of Rumi festival by storytelling house of Norway and is going […]

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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.

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