The international Cyprus Poster Triennial (CPT) is to be a nonprofit institution that aims to promote and disseminate knowledge and creativity in the field of graphic design by focusing on the poster as a major medium of visual communication. From the early printing of broadsides in the beginning of the 19th century to the present day of the digital era, posters have been influential not only as vehicles that provide information but also as tools responsible for social change, developing awareness on crucial issues, dissemination of revolutionary or political ideas and propaganda.
A series of paradox sentences depicted through typography, photography and digital fabrication, emphasizing on displaced letters, misplaced words and replaced objects, in a way in which they create new meanings. Project done with Eva Korae for Buffer Fringe Festival 2020.
Graphic Design, as a professional field, is arguably a young discipline. The commercial trade of the 18th and 19th centuries, the labeling of conflicts and wars, political agendas and propaganda formed this new visual language into projects that were archived and exhibited, stories that were printed and disseminated, courses that were taught and studied. Graphic Design history is based on popularity, personal preference/taste, predefined agendas and the social status of the people that have written and rewritten about it—returning to the same standardized canons over and over again. A selection of figures and collective movements that have impacted the evolution and history of the modern design world.
SED 2 is a two-day event that discusses how researchers and practitioners propose and implement solutions to tackle contemporary societal issues.SED 2 will explore the role of art and design in driving social change. Under the umbrella theme of socially engaged practices through the arts and design (current and future) the speakers will present and debate their stance on political theories, democracy, the actual impact of socially engaged practices, social cities and co-design
Arizona is an ongoing project credited to Marilena Zackheos (Poetry) and Nicos Philippou (Photography). The book will be published in 2019 by Όουκ-press (most probably). Currently experimenting with Riso prints and book layout.
This hot, bad cactus. A wordplay for the Cyprus Association of Graphic Designers and Illustrators Riso Party, that followed their first event for 2018. May 20, 2018 → New Division
Συζήτησή μεταξύ Μέλανδρου Γκανά, Μάριου Κωνσταντινίδη και Όμηρου Παναγίδη γύρω απο αυτοεκδόσεις και ζινς στη Κύπρο. Η απουσία του μέσου, η φωνή της υποκουλτούρας και η προοπτική του σήμερα. 26 Μαΐου 2018 → Ευρωπαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
A collaboration project with Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert. We are exploring the structure and topography of our own personal photographs under a scanning electron microscope (SEM). A beam microscope that translates signals into images, filled with information about the photograph’s surface topography and composition.
Red Soil is a photographic book by Silvio Augusto Rusmigo, highlights the illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus by engaging in a post-mortem inquiry into the story of these birds’ unfortunate ending. Part of it is told through what remains of them: the confiscated trapping paraphernalia that point to their capture and the artificial landscapes that lured them into an ephemeral home. The descriptions provided within these pages and the hidden sounds embedded in the book add to this inquiry by drawing on the nostalgic, extinction-inferring note of such scientific accounts.
Photography: Silvio Augusto Rusmigo / Text: Silvio Augusto Rusmigo and Vasiliki Anastasi
You walk in a library → You search the database → You locate the section the book is in → You look for the book → You pick it up ↵ You walk in a library → You look for a book → You locate the section the book is in → You search the shelf → You pick it up ↵ You walk in a library → You choose a random shelf → You play with the spines → You leave ↵ You walk in a library → You swipe your card → It’s expired → You leave ↵
It’s April and we’re celebrating the second official launch of Fortino Samano’s seminal first book of Cypriot poems and we still don’t really know who the man is. Since the first launch several new “facts” have emerged, however. Here is what we now know. Samano’s book Scrambler was published by indie book juggernaut OWK Press, run and operated by former WWF fixer and one-time llama farmer Omiros Panayides.The launch is happening in Limassol on 21 April, 2018 at a place called Tapper, a disco bar whose dress code has been described as “anything goes as long as you’re wearing spandex and are toting a lion cub”. (Text by Max Sheridan)