Planet G(reece) #6: Doc & Graphic Design

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

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

Using different techniques, like typography, photography and illustration, we will build imagery that speaks for itself and we will explore a different mode of communication. The posters we will create together will be used to promote the Planet G(reece) closing event.

In the second part of the workshop, we will delve deeper into graphic arts by designing our own booklet! First, we’ll take a walk around Monastiraki, the neighborhood around Exile Room, and document anything that captures our attention with the help of our cellphones and photo cameras. Then, we’ll use the imagery we collected to design our own publication. In our last session, we will get the chance to visit a family-run typographic press, where we will learn about lithographic printing and we’ll see our designs printed live!

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, tel: 210 3223395 (office hours: 12-5pm)

Wearing a mask during the workshop is recommended, but not mandatory.

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.