This is the official poster for Yiorgos Lanthimos‘ new film: “The Killing of a Sacred Dear” designed by Vasilis Marmatakis. Once again, Marmatakis has created a strange, but also very memorable film poster, that is also special in its own way.
As commented by Bryony Gomez-Palacio, the editor of For Print Only: “Crumpled paper recreated on paper never looked as good as it does in this halftone, split fountain achievement.”
Ha! A poster with pencil shavings! Put together by CW Pencil Enterprise, all carefully arranged and labelled.
These are all from my Instagram feed. I felt the need to document all the inspiring things people created and posted for this past weekend’s Women’s March in major US cities. I wish I was there to participate, and I am happy to hear that many of our friends and relatives did so. As a mom of three girls I think it is more important than ever “to show up and speak up” for women’s rights and equality for all, because unfortunately whatever happens in Trump-land affects us all.
And now, for some shameless self-promotion! I am happy to present my own lettering work! Feel free to check all my work, with lettering both for english and greek, on my new Behance page.
Lettering is the craft of drawing letters. It’s not a font that you can buy somewhere and type your text with. It’s more like an illustration with the shape of letters, that forms words and text. It’s the art of combining letter shapes, colors and composition to tell a story and send a message. The result is unique and custom. It starts by hand with pencil sketches, continues with inking and usually ends up on the computer where color and texture is added. Lettering can also be very versatile. It can be applied in advertising and editorial design, book covers, logos, packaging etc.
Please contact me for lettering commissions!
You can also find a selection of my work available on Etsy, in the form of art prints.
I find the work of Mehdi Saeedi exquisite! He combines his experience in classical islamic calligraphy with a strong contemporary visual look. An internationally known artist based in Philadelphia, Saeedi was born in Tehran, Iran and trained in art & design. He is a typographer and calligrapher whose expertise is zoomorphic lettering design—shaping words into animals and other forms. He has received many awards and his works are to be found in museums around the world.
Today is Britain’s EU membership referendum. Focusing on the creative side of the campaigns, I have selected my favorites, from the many, pro-EU posters created by British artists all over the world.
The British referendum reminds me a lot of our own Greek referendum almost one year ago and I can say that the worst thing from that experience was the extreme polarization (almost hostility) of the opposite sides. So I totally agree with the Remain Positive campaign that urges pro-remain artists to design and contribute an image with a thoughtful and positive message for the pro-EU cause. The team behind Remain Positive says: “We are truly saddened to see the debate conducted as fear vs fear. We feel something terribly important has got lost amid the shouting. So for these last few days, these days in which the undecided will choose the future for all of us, we want to flood to the Internet with these positive arguments.”
Also, Wolfgang Tillmans created a series of anti-Brexit, open-source posters for Remain European Union referendum campaign.