Showing posts from May, 2016

When design meets politics | Όταν το design συναντά την πολιτική


Afroditi Iliopoulou is a new Visual communication designer with studies in Product Design & Systems Engineering at the Aegean University of Syros. Through her participation at the 2nd Meeting of Visual Communication Designers, Graphic Stories Cyprus, she presented to the Cypriot public her study on the role of design in modern politics, which we host in today's “Graphic Stories”.

Afroditi Iliopoulou: when design meets politics

The visualization of information in recent years increasingly interests politicians and political parties. The influence of the Internet, combined with social media, reinforces and consolidates the information transmission, thus creating a new phenomenon and research field: information visualization in politics.

Undoubtedly, we live at the age of information, where speed characterizes the daily life of people. We live today in a global village, in a digital society where people are the pillars of a network where news flow at breakneck speeds. Communic…

6th ICTVC | Victor Koen: Exhibition | SCIPHABET


Corporate identity | Σχεδιασμός εταιρικής ταυτότητας

Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Corporate identitydesign and the steps wefollow
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, co-founder of The Comeback Studio ( and former Chairman of the Board of the Union of Greek graphic artists, is a Visual communication designer with many years of experience in logo and corporate identity design. He shared with us his experience and knowledge about the process that governs the design of a successful corporate identity, describing the whole process through ... 11 steps.

The first meeting, the project definition, the "design brief." In this phase, the first contact with the client takes place, during which the designer explains the procedure for the implementation of the project, while the customer has the opportunity to describe his goals and needs. The project is therefore defined to the point that both sides agree to what will be implemented. It is common practice to present previous works to the customer, so he can understand the logic behi…

Columbus' Egg | Το αυγό του Κολόμβου


Inside the large banquet hall, with its narrow, tall and elaborately decorated stained glass windows, the ambiance was cold and electrifying. He sat calmly on one end of the large wooden table, immersed in his thoughts, while the other participants, Spanish nobles and rich merchants from the local community, shared anything but noble feelings for him. The host vainly tried to soften the negative mood directed against his honorable guest. Nonetheless, it was him, although Genovese, whose discoveries a few years ago managed to open up new trade routes and to provide an opportunity to Spain to be literally reborn from the ashes, after the end of the war against the latest Arab hegemony in the Iberian Peninsula. Comments and criticisms were anything but flattering for the veteran captain. "The easier thing today is to travel to the New World", "Not-so-great achievement! Sooner or later someone else could have accomplished the same thing ". Then, according to the w…

21.05.16 Χαρακτική για Γονείς και Παιδιά | Μουσείο Χαρακτικής Χαμπή


Video killed the radio star

“Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star In my mind and in my car,
we can't rewind we've gone too far”

It was the 1st of August 1981 at 12:01 a.m. when the first 24-hour music television channel, MTV, began broadcasting images and music, changing literally our lives. With a slightly ironic mood, the song "Video killed the radio star" by the Buggles opened the curtain of the largest perhaps modern audiovisual spectacle, sparking a revolution not only in music but also in other forms of art, from graphic design to cinema. From the atmospheric film productions of Luc Besson with the aesthetics of a long video clip, to the vastly recognisable album covers of Stanley Donwood for Radiohead.

Of course the two-way relationship between music and design had much deeper roots that can be traced back for several decades. The power of visual communication and the encoding of messages, combined with the immediacy and the penetrating ability of music, created many ti…