All Possible No(s)

Sajad Amini Studio

This poster is designed for March 8th, International Women's Day, in solidarity with the Woman, Life, Freedom movement happening in Iran. The poster design includes 20 different iterations of the word 'No' in Farsi (which is pronounced 'Nah'). This not only exemplifies the protestors' opposition to gender-discriminatory policies requiring compulsory Hijab outfits for women but is also associated with the 1979 Referendum of the Islamic Republic Revolution. During this referendum, the provisional Islamic government held a vote with 'No' and 'Yes' ballots and deceived Iranian voters into casting their votes in favor of the Islamic Republic. It was shortly after this that the Islamic party changed its narrative and revealed its true nature with discriminatory policies against various groups, including women. The black and white color scheme of the design is also associated with the binary opposition nature of the referendum, which offered the options of 'yes' and 'no.'

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