Awesome Greek Satirical Poster Series

Polka dot is a creative studio founded by Nearchos Ntaskas and Clair Georgelli in 2008 located in Acropolis, Athens.There are few times when a designer has the opportunity to make a political comment through his work.
The theme for the carnival of Xanthi 2011 is ‘International Monetary Craze’ inspired by the economic crisis in Greece and the involvement of ‘IMF’. This enabled polka dot to carve their memory and retrieve the popular phrases of the past filled with wisdom even describe the current economic situation. Karagiozis or Karaghiozis a shadow puppet and fictional character of Greek, the main character of the tales narrated in the Turkish and Greek shadow-puppet theatre, full of wisdom, humour and prophetically, inspired them.
Enjoy!

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)

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