The Museum of Cycladic Art | Branding

Greek designer Thanasis Kamenidis presented this fantastic prοject as his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Graphic Design. Fascinated by the Greek civilization of “Cyclades”, inspired by the art of the Cycladic Civilization, he designed a logo that interprets the form of art and life of those times in contemporary, minimal forms and lines.

We read from his portofolio:

“With the term “Cycladic Civilization” we determine the civilization that flourished in the Cyclades islands, which are located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. This ancient Early Cycladic civilization that dates from 3200 b.C. to 2000 b.C., is divided into three periods, the Early Cycladic I (3200 – 2800 b.C), the Early Cycladic II (2800 – 2300 b.C), and the Early Cycladic III (2300 – 2000 b.C).

What the archeological evidence does not suggest though, is the actual purpose of the figurines. From an anthropological viewpoint it is assumed that they are representative of the “The Great Mother Goddess” which is associated with the fertility of people and nature, and is probably a reason why most of them are female. It is also believed that those artifacts were regularly used in funerary practice since they have all been found in graves. Yet at least some of them show clear signs of having been repaired, implying that they were objects valued by the deceased during life and were not made specifically for burial.”

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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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