100 Designers – 100 Posters for Crete

100 graphic designers from Greece and Cyprus created 100 Posters for Crete
raising funds for the work of ELEPAP Chania and Orizontas

Omen Art Shop Gallery, the Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania and the Municipality of Chania organise a unique graphic design poster exhibition for raising charity funds, entitled “100 Posters for Crete”.

100 graphic designers, among them myself as well, who live and work in Greece, Cyprus and many other cities abroad, were invited to design disinterestedly one poster each about Crete, without any subject or technique restrictions. The feedback to the request was so massive that the positions were filled almost instantly by 100 talented creators. The chosen posters will be sold in copies at a low cost, as the raised money will be offered to support “ELEPAP Chania” and “Orizontas”, two of the most active charity organisations in Chania.

100 Designers - 100 Posters for Crete

The visitors of the exhibition, besides contributing the organisations mentioned above, will also enjoy themselves watching 100 different works of art depicting every aspect of life on the island, including civilisation, culture, tourism, ecology, nutrition etc. The creators cover a wide range of techniques and subjects through their work, offering food for thought to the visitor as well as humorous moments at times.

The aim of the exhibition is first to support the two fundraising organisations of the city and secondly to feature the Greek graphic design the best way there is. A favourite destination of Greece was selected at the peak of the tourist season so that as many people possible will attend the exhibition and will carry their impressions all over the world.

100 Designers - 100 Posters for Crete

The exhibition will take place from July 27th to August 18th at the Firkas Fortress, in the heart of the Venetian Harbour of Chania. The exhibition will be open to public daily from 10 am to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The coordination of the exhibition is arranged by Vassilis Pitsonis, a graphic designer who lives and works in Chania, Crete.

For more information visit the website: www.omenart.gr/index.php/100-posters-for-crete
Or stay uptodate on facebook: www.facebook.com/100postersforcrete

Participating designers:

Aggeliki Athanasiadi
Aimilia Alexandratou
Aleka Kaberi
Alexandros Traianos
Anastasia Soulaki
Andreas Hadjipieri
Andreas Zampoulis
Anna Sotiropoulou
Anna-Maria Souti
Antigoni Chryssanthopoulou
Argiris Tsimpirimpis
Argyris Athanasiadis
Artemis Nikolopoulou
Christina Fountedaki
David Haralambidis
Despina Katsouli
Dimitra Xiraki
Dimitris Anapliotis
Dimitris Kanellopoulos
Dimitris Klagkos
Dimitris Papaioannou
Diogenis Katoglou
Elena Drolia
Elena Georgiadou
Elena Sposito
Eleni Makri
Eleni Mareska
Emmanouela Mathioudaki
Evros Voskarides
George Nikolaidis
George Nousias
George Sylligardos
Georgia Theodorli
Gerasimos Vitoratos
Giannis Savvalas
Giannos Tzortzakis
Giorgos Stathis
GraFistiki Creative
Ioannis Tsiamantas
Iordanis Passas
Irini Kastrinaki
Isidore Koliavras (Isikol)
John Aggelakos
Kiki Patrali
Konstantina Koumpaki
Kostas Karamaunas
Kostis Atsalis
Kyriakos Polyzogopoulos
Leda-Anastasia Tsoukala
Lysimachos Maltoudoglou
Manolis Dimitriadis
Manos Diamantidis
Maria Begli
Maria Chryssou
Maria Karampoiki
Maria Kyriou
Maria Papaefstathiou
Marianna Papagiannopoulou
Marina Chatzipanagiotou
Marios Charalambous
Marios Ioannidis
Mike Karolos
Nantia Louka
Nausika Georgakopoulou
Nick Paschalis
Nick Reginas
Nikolas Dionysiadis
Nikolas Drossos
Nikos Gazetas
Nikos Kosmadakis
Odysseas Padoulas
Olga Bitsaki
Panagiotis Koumertas
Panagiotis Mettalinos
Panagiotis Sifakis
Panagiotis Sounas
Panagiotis Theofilopoulos
Pantelis Toutounopoulos
Petros Kakouros
Ria Vardi
Rob Snow
Sifis Vlatakis
Soffia Loukeri
Sophia Georgopoulou
Spiros Kordilas
Stavros Damos
Stavros Kioutsioukis
Stefani Constantinou
Thanassis Bertahas
Theodora Chatzivasiloglou
Tonia Markoulaki
Vangelis Kalochristianakis
Vassilis Grivas
Vassilis Sachinidis
Yiannis Siemos

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)