26 January 2010

Design Walk 2010 / Poles Apart


Since 2007 there has been a distinctive reason to come to Athens in February and wander around the historic center of the city: the Design Walk. Each year, graphic design studios open their doors to visitors, inviting them to follow a trail that brings them closer to the most functional and everyday applied art.

The walk takes place in the most vibrant area of the city next to the Acropolis, leading the visitors between cult shops and hip bars to discover works by award-winning graphic designers. For the 2010 walk, double-decker, the London-based curating agency, is challenging 13 Graphic Design Studios to create a piece of work inspired by the contradictions / oppositions with which every designer has to deal, and which arise from fundamental questions in design methodology. The resulting exhibition, POLES APART, will give a unique visual insight into the creative process – as well as its curious contradictions.

Participants: 3 in a Box, Bios, The Design Shop, Designpark, G, Geometry, I AM Design etc., Indyvisuals, Mums Design, Pi6, Poor Designers, Sereal Designers, The Switch Place Identity.

For more information visit the official Design Walk site of the Facebook Design Walk group.

Picture by Alexandros Gavrilakis during the press conference in Bios.

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