70 Years of Greek Animation | Book Release

The Greek Association of Animation ASIFA Hellas in cooperation with the web portal Greekanimation.com announces the release to the general public of the album 70 Years of Greek Animation. This is a bilingual reference work (Greek-English) which summarizes in 220 pages and 750 photographs, with texts and testimonies by creators and producers, the history of Greek animation of the achievements and the errors of seven decades of activity.

Τhe reader can browse the cartoon creators projects per decade through a text by director-researcher Angelos Rouvas, which focuses on authors and festivals and publishing activities of every decade. It may also consider cases creativity and entrepreneurship in animation through texts and interviews of the protagonists, who have experienced events and situations trying to produce animations in Greece. With their texts contribute Angelos Rouvas, Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, Eleni Mouri-Spyros Siakas, Aristarchοs Papadaniel-Sophia Mandouvalou. Interviews by Iordanis Ananiadis (to Vassilis Evdokias) Alekos Papadatos (to Aristarchos Papadaniel), Nick Vergitsis and George Nikoloulias (to Angelos Rouvas), Panagiotis Rappas (to Aristarchos Papadaniel). A time-table with records and firsts separates the historical text of the case studies and the catalogue ends with the reminder of the retrospective exhibition and the artists and partners who participated in the Action 70 Years of Creating Greek Animation (1945-2015).


1945 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
1945. Duce Narrates
1998 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
1998. Pandora & Plato, the Strawberry Birds
2007 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2007. The Little Mouse who Wanted to Touch a Star
2008 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2008. Mariza
2009 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2009. A Letter – A Story
2010 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2010. Ouk An Lavois Para Tou Mi Echontos (Don’t Pay the Ferryman)
2013 - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2013. From the Earth to the Moon
2014. Dinner For Few - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2014. Dinner For Few
2014. My Stuffed Granny. - 70 Years of Greek Animation
2014. My Stuffed Granny


The catalogue is the result of 70 Years of Greek Animation (1945-2015), which was designed and implemented by ASIFA Hellas in cooperation with the online portal Greekanimation.com with the support of the professional organizations of the audiovisual sector, cultural institutions and cartoon festivals in Greece and a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Full report on the players and their partners of Action is at the last page of the album.

The project already distributed by the following bookstores / chains: Ianos, Public, Politeia, Protoporia, Evripidis, Patakis, Books Plus, Addart, Solaris, Comicon, ComicStrip, Epi Lexi, Pleiades, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation Bookshop, Benaki Museum (Pireos) Shop, The City of Athens Technopolis Shop.
The central distribution of the album in Greece made by Achilles Simos (at Athens).

For Online Orders: http://www.public.gr

ISBN: 978-618-82827-0-4



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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)