Walking into a dream, in Athens


Walking into a dream, in Athens
“Συν-οικία Πιττάκη”

Have you ever felt like the line between reality and fantasy is extremely thin? If not, we’re sure you’ll reconsider…

Imagine how you’d feel if, while walking Athens’ downtown hazy alleys, you found yourself surrounded by hundreds of lamps and lanterns. We’re sure you’d try and pinch yourself! IMAGINE THE CITY and BEFORELIGHT (with the support of Coca Cola and the municipality of Athens amongst others) have decided to make Athens more homey and familiar by making this dream come true.

And the best part is-all of the lamps used were previously unwanted and donated to this cause by people of the city. The magic doesn’t stop there of course! In the same street, we’ll find an outdoor exhibition by illustrator Christina Tsevis, who’s whimsical work we’ve featured in the past here on graphic-art news! That shouldn’t surprise Tsevis’ followers, given the fact that she “plays” with urban sceneries and lights very often in her work!

Be sure to check out the opening party if you’re in Athens, this Friday at 21.00, Pittaki street, Psyrri.



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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