design walk 2008 | Athens (part 1)
Three days of collaboration at the creative studios of Psyrri
The design studios of Psyrri invite designers across the globe (from European metropolises such as Athens, London, Paris, Milan, Hamburg and Madrid to Montana U.S.A) to unite with them and choose a theme in order to create an exhibition. This creative junction, promotes the concept of “collaboration” in visual communication, combining graphic design and audiovisual forms. It explores the relationship of design with various art forms as diverse as cooking and architecture and aims to decrease the gap between sender and receiver. The creative teams of Psyrri, will re-open their doors to the public during 1–3 February and set up an interactive design playground in the centre of Athens. (design walk 2008 | Athens)
The Design Shop •• Xavier Antin, FR
“The experience of being human” is presented by a non-linear, graphic installation, which activates visitors’ participation, providing them with clues and asking them to connect the dots in order for them to get the meaning. The installation deals with basic issues that define a person’s identity such as friendship, companionship, sexuality, as well as vanity, weakness and insecurity.
Bend •• Designpark •• No Logo
B station presents DISIN4ORM
Design Park, Black & Decker and No Logo involve themselves with graphic design as well as audiovisual projects. During Design Walk they collect all of these projects and combine them in various forms. All these elements will be presented at B Station, which is the transmission space of the three participating teams.
Mums Design •• Maria Alipranti, GR
“Gotcha!”, Little stolen moments from a typical day in the kitchen.
A table will be set and the designers invite everyone to experience familiar flavours of everyday life. Multiple ways of receiving the concept of food, iconography related to cooking and spoken forms that define the close relationship between people and food is just a taste of the menu. Graphic designer Maria Alipranti who focuses on visual communication through kitchen activities, will give her point of view.
+30 210 3312170
Oxy •• Eggandspoon, GR
Everything starts with the link of a chain that only makes sense when the beginning and end are connected, portraying their total state of dependency. This connection is being examined with a mixed style (photography, collage, graphics) and then transformed into a book without a beginning, middle or end and hence without a front or back cover. Every page has its own recto verso, its other side, an aspect that even though is connected to its back, still preserves its uniqueness and strength.
+30 210 5226609
oxy + Eggandspoon=Stephan Muller ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pi6 •• Human Empire, GER
I am from Athens
Athens isn’t only the Acropolis. It’s an eastern/western city with controversy and energy. A harsh yet humane city, which is changing, developing, improving, progressing. Through graphic design and illustration, a different aesthetic hidden in the urban background will be exhibited. If you find it and love it, others will follow…
We Design •• Nobek Zeistein, USA
Nobek Zeistein: no more crap
Nobek Zeistein, American artist/designer/philosopher, lives and works in Springfiled, Montana, USA. After 12 years of artistic silence, he will present his recent work. In his work, Nobek Zeistein deals with multiple confronting visual elements in the realm of the self-esteem and the superego. Movement, print and use are absorbed and deconstructed in a manifestation of the revolving sphere of iconic un-realizations. Time, place and structure are equally rethought of. His precedents, drawn from the early Dadaism movement and the 1990’s philosophical correspondence, include connotations that are in constant dialogue using the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet.
The vanishing points of reference re-present a mix of contradictory meanings to contemporary sociological and existential truths.]
+30 210 3232414
We design + Nobek Zeistein