Planet G(reece) #7: Doc & Graphic Design

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

Have you ever considered that a poster is not just an impressive image but a way of communicating with your audience? Design studio Bend, who specialize in cultural events, will teach participants the basic tools of graphic design and help them create their own original posters, inspired by a series of short films.

Using different techniques, like typography, photography and illustration, we will build imagery that speaks for itself. The posters will be exhibited at the program’s closing festival and accompany the films everywhere they go, both in Greece and abroad. Roll up your sleeves and get to work!

Bend will welcome participants to their design studio, where they will show them their creative process and the different areas where graphic design is implemented. At the same time, they will visit a family printing facility, where they will observe the mechanics of offset printing. What do printers really do? What’s the difference between offset and digital printing? Why do they still love paper so much in a digital world?

Participating in the workshop does not require any prior graphic design experience. All equipment will be provided by Exile Room. The making-of film that will be shot during the workshop will be edited and shared within a month after the workshop is over. The instructors will teach in Greek. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.

Admission is free of charge.

To participate in the workshop, please fill out the form HERE.

Contact: e-mail workshops.exile@gmail.com, tel: 210 3223395 (office hours: 12-5pm)

Submissions for Planet G(reece): Part Β [workshops 3-7] have opened, and will remain open for the duration of the programme. Interested parties can only participate in one of the workshops.

To participate in the workshops students up to 17 years old must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate or
– a negative test done within the last 24hrs

Participants 18 years old or over must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate

Wearing a mask is required throughout the duration of the workshop.

Bend is a hyperactive, Athens-based studio with a soft spot for the design and production of excellent printed and digital matter. They address contemporary topics through graphic design, illustration, digital media, photography, music and art. They mainly work for cultural entities, while pursuing close collaborations with individuals, initiatives, companies, institutes and organizations that share a common vision for high-end visual and graphic communication.