Each of our installations for this biannual graphic design festival in Athens intended to convey the vast potential of design as a means of communication. The dialogue with the public takes place in the creative studio.
2008 – Cog
Cog is a combination of Company (Co) and G, working together as a team. The cog itself is a symbol of collaboration, because each cog has to fit together to make the wheels turn and get things moving.
2009 - Glows in the dark
Is there light in the darkness? We painted our studio black and invited visitors to write their hopes, desires, beliefs, and dreams on every surface using fluorescent markers. These glowing ideas shed light on these dark and strange times.
2010 - Poles Apart: Beauty vs Ugliness
In The History of Beauty, Umberto Eco says that beauty and ugliness are often a matter of circumstances, because someone who is thirsty cannot appreciate the beauty of a fountain. Eco wonders whether somebody who does not eat sweets would ever admire a cake in a patisserie window. Through this installation, we investigated a series of questions: are attitudes to beauty and ugliness determined by ephemeral trends? Is it possible to prefer an ugly object over a thing of beauty? If we choose something ugly, does it automatically become beautiful? People were asked to define ordinary objects as beautiful or ugly and to agree or disagree with other visitors in this statement of choice.
2012–Greece 2022 Tourism
The Greek poet Odysseus Elytis once wrote: “If you deconstruct Greece, you will be left with an olive, a vine and a boat.” Yet in the imagination of tourists, Greece is reduced to a series of clichés: ancient monuments, dazzling sunlight, endless beaches and Dionysian nights. What souvenir could truly represent modern Greece? What product could possibly encompass both the eternal Then and the ambiguous Now?