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18 Jan




Καλή Χρονιά να έχουμε.

31 Dec


It’s the end of the world as we know it?

17 Dec




 The end is near?  The end of what?


In Greece after being unemployed for 2 years, the “end” is a relative concept.

Thank god, being a designer, gives me the ability to freelance jobs, and with the help of my wife, survive the hell.

But the end is not just near. The end is here. The end of  security, the end of “being one of the Europeans”. This was just a fake dream.

Now, we must overcome all the hard stuff, and became again the Greeks, we once were.


All we have to do is get out of the comfort of our “safe” lifes. Safe, is not safe anymore. It’s the end of the world, as we know it, and you know what? I Just feel fine… 

Video Launch of www.e-mailit.com/el/

15 Dec


i helped the team of emailit as a designer and technical advisor for the launching video.

International Reggae Poster Contest in Athens, Greece

2 Dec



AKTO Art & Design Collage in Athens, Greece launches a four-week International Reggae Poster exhibition.

Curator and co-founder Maria Papaefstathiou of the contest presented the 100 winning posters from the First International Reggae Poster Contest 2012 at the AKTO Art & Design College on November 22, the display will continue until December 15, 2012. At the end of the four-week exhibition, the founders Maria Papaefstathiou and Michael Thompson will hold a sale of the posters, with proceeds going to the Alpha Boys’ School, the legendary institution whose alumni have been credited with giving birth to Reggae.

The exhibition titled World-A-Reggae. The 100 best entries, opened to a large and enthusiastic Greek audience, including students of the AKTO college. In attendance were designs professionals, the Jamaica Consul General to Greece William Argeros, The Cultural Attaché to the Israel Embassy in Athens Mr Ion Vassiliadis.

Michael Thompson, Jamaican co-founder, along with Maria Papaefstathiou of Greece, of the Reggae Poster Contest said: “We opened the exhibition here in Athens, Greece to share our bold objectives. In addition, we were able to exchange views on the topic of social design with graphic art students in this great city.

Maria said: “The exhibition in Athens proves, that what we have here in this contest is a universal message “One Love” and that even in Greece that message is understood clearly. We are grateful that AKTO was open to my idea to keep the exhibition there.”

The exhibition will close with a fantastic reggae party to honor this great music at AKTO art and design college, with the fantastic selectors Rankin Johnny and Anna Mystic.


Founder Michael Thompson amongst Visual Designer Charis Tsevis and Social Affairs Manager, Eva Mavridou and other staff and friends of AKTO and the IRPC.

Michael Thompson being interviewed by MTv channel.

Consul General of Jamaica in Greece, William Argeros, talking to MTV channel.

Maria Papaefstathiou, co-founder, announcing the 2013 Reggae Poster Contest on MTv.

The founders with the famous artist Viktor Koen.

The founders with the amazing visual designer and judge of the contest Charis Tsevis

Tzanetos Petropouleas, (member of Graphic Design Association), Charis Tsevis (Visual Designer) and Christina Tsevis (Amazing Illustrator).



Their calendar for 2013 consists of 6 posters from the IRPC 2012 and 6 Freestylee posters. You can order it online!

Hille Soundquake from Germany playing at the exhibition!

Greek Selector Rankin Johnny from THC Sound System.



You can order them online as well. Until the end of December, for only 25€ each. Information here.

 IRPC featured article in the well known Greece Magazine LiFO.

IRPC brochure featuring the top 30 and the contributed posters. These are for sale at the same price sold at the auction which took place in Jamaica on 11th December 2012.



will demonstrate, few days later, silk screen printing with one Freestylee design. Posters were given away to the attendants.

Michael Thompson, aka Freestylee, signing his beautiful silk screen poster.

Students and visitors watching Manolis while printing.

Some of the students and visitors learning the process…

Here Thodoris Mastrogiannis from Graphic Notes.

Here Dimos Stathis, co-founder of Corn Studio given a lesson by Manolis.


Before the printing, the founders of the contest had a discussion panel on the subject “How Design Can spark Change”. The panel attended by Luba Lukova from USA and Alon Braier from Israel, by skype, and Manolis Aggelakis from Tind.


The Exhibition opening was considered was a great success and everyone is looking forward to the next one in Greece with more amazing posters from the competition of 2013, soon to be announced.

We wish to thank everyone that helped this to become a reality!!!




Graphic designer, art director, blogger, photographer lover, art lover, etc… Owner of http://www.graphicart-news.com. Co-founder of the International Reggae Poster Contest, http://www.reggaepostercontest.com. Art Director at http://www.stamoulis.gr on cover design and coffee table books. Curator and art-rep of Freestylee (Michael Thomspson). I adore minimal design as much as vibrant and bold. The ultimate desire is to constantly inspire people and expand their work all over the world, part of our plan of CatalystIdeas©.

Living Postcards_ Ilia Kothra

25 Nov
A great site by a special Friend Ilia Kothra.

“Living Postcards” is a personal blog about the things i like in Greece,the things that i want to share with you.

I love this country.A lot. And i dont see it with the eyes of a typical old fashioned tourist,who bought postcards once from a trip to Greece. Mine are real. They are breathing, scents, pictures, words, feelings, people. They come alive every time i look around.

Boutique hotels that i want to spend time in there.Artists that make me think, smile, reconsider things, change. Painters, photographers, modern galleries, because “art is life” and life is art also..
New fashion and jewellery designers that makes us proud here and abroad. They give a new definition to “chic and greek”. Local products, mediterranean taste, high class restaurants where you can have fun eating, and socializing.After all “food is pleasure”.cosmetics from alternative brands with quality products, respecting mother nature. Because we all need “pure beauty”.
New mucisians,that make the difference. More than the typical sound of Greece. “More than bouzouki”.

All these people are the proof that when you really love something, you fight for it. You cant hold back, you move on, no matter what you ve been told,no matter all the negative scenarios and tough reality, you have to try and make your dreams come true.

The new Greeks are not afraid to be compared to  their ancestors. They respect their inheritance, but they live “here and now”, with a global open mindness.

I am Iliada Evaggelia Kothra, born in Athens,in the divine area of Plaka. I have studied marketing, advertisement, public relations and acting in Athens. I am occupied as wholesale manager in the biggest swimwear-underwear company in Greece, a job i love madly.

Join me in this trip. Its full of joy and a strong belief for a better tomorrow. I hope you will enjoy it as i do.


TEDx Athens The one who do

23 Nov

TEDxAthens 2012 – Πρόγραμμα Σαββάτου 24/11

November 22, 2012 • Δημοσιεύτηκε από: Κανένα σχόλιο

Σας παρουσιάζουμε σήμερα το συνολικό μας πρόγραμμα για τo main event τουTEDxAthens που θα πραγματοποιηθεί το Σάββατο 24 Νοεμβρίου στον Ελληνικό Κόσμο, Πειραιώς 254.


Registration 8.00 – 09.40

Session 1  (9.40-11.30)

Δημήτρης Καλαβρός, TEDxAthens Curator

Ramy Nassar, TEDxWaterloo Curator

♬  Performance by Νικος Τουλιάτος

Γιώργος Κλειβοκιώτης, Co-Founder, UP Greek Tourism

Viktor Kohen, Designer

Ματθαίος Γιωσαφάτ, Ψυχίατρος – Ψυχαναλυτής

Break 11.30-12.10

Session 2 (12.10-13.55)

Sam Conniff, Social Entrepreneur

Mary Katrantzou, Σχεδιάστρια Μόδας

Craig Walzer, Ιδρυτής του βιβλιοπωλείου “Atlantis”

Andreas Mershin, Research Scientist

♬ Performance by Ειρήνη Σκυλακάκη

Big Break (13.55-14.50)

Session 3 (14.50-16.30)

Στέφανος Σιταράς, Σκηνοθέτης

Steve Vranakis, Creative Director, EMEA Creative Lab, Google

Ashley Fiolek, Moto-cross Champion

David Shing, Digital Prophet, AOL

♬ Performance by 3 Tea Sopranos

Break 16.30-17.00

Session 4 (17.00-18.50)

Μαρία Καρχιλάκη, Πολεμική ανταποκρίτρια

Costas Voyatzis, Δημιουργός και Editor-in-Chief στο Yatzer.com

John Paul Flintoff, Συγγραφέας

Bindi Karia/Paul Papadimitriou , VC/Emerging Business Lead at Microsoft/Future-Teller

♬ Performance by Βασιλική Καρακώστα

Break 18.50-19.10

Session 5 (19.10-20.55)

Γιάννης Θεοχάρης, Political Scientist

Lars Rasmussen, Δημιουργός του Google Maps

Ivar  Gjørup, Συγγραφέας, Cartoonist

Δημήτρης Ζάννες, Αλιέας

♬ Performance by Cayetano

Break 20.55-21.10

Session 6 (21.10-22.40)

Oliver Reichenstein, Information Architect

Παύλος Τσιαντός, Filmmaker / Mountain Guide

Diane Kochilas, Cook – Author

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