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Sara Jamshidi

MA work

Project M—Iranian stamps from Monarchies to Mullahs to Mardom

This project explores Iran's collective identity and cultural history through a comprehensive collection of postage stamps. This collection includes official Iranian stamps, from the first one minted in 1865 to the latest one printed in 2018, in addition to new stamps created by Independent Iranian Stamp Committee that I founded during my studies at RCA. The new stamps commemorate events, people, and humanitarian campaigns that are neglected and banned by Iranian government. These stamps are used to send letters globally as well as to Iran through existing postal services.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2018

  • I'm a research-led designer focusing on editorial design and using visual communication as an analytical tool. 

    My practice is situated between museums, art institutes and archives and using their collections as a resource to explore and respond to socio-political issues. 

    I'm interested in designing tools and workshops for learning through participatory events based on collaborative and social methods of education. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Communication Design, University of Connecticut, 2011; BSc Biology, Shahid Beheshti University, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Typographic Singularity, Courtyard Galleries RCA, London, 2018; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; GraphicsRCA, 50 Years and Beyond, Dubai Design Week, Dubai, 2017; Typographic Singularity, Hockney Gallery RCA, London, 2017; AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers, New York, 2016
  • Awards

  • Winner, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Cover both for cover and book design, 2017; Shortlisted, Art Directors Club Young Guns, 2016; AIGA Creative Scholarship, Connecticut chapter, 2014