I SEE – Half a Century Of Greek Graphic Designers

I SEE © Marina Kanavaki

Poster “I SEE – Half a Century Of Greek Graphic Designers” 2005 © marina kanavaki

Exhibition organized by the Greek Graphic Designers Association [GDA] in 2005.

The exhibition was held at Benaki Museum and at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.


50 designers in Greece, were chosen to create a poster on the theme: ‘I See’ and I was honored to be among them.
This was my version of ‘seeing’ [or not…]
The type resembling sun flares reads: ‘I see’, in Greek, repeated.


This is how it appeared at the exhibition:


   SHOP I See poster ART PRINT HERE                                                                         

[museum quality printing and framing]


79 Responses to “I SEE – Half a Century Of Greek Graphic Designers”
  1. gageier says:

    Liebe Marina einen gemütlichen Donnerstag wünscht dir Klaus die Zeit vergeht so schnell und bald haben wir schon den 2 Advent mit ganz viele lieben Grüße

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  3. jakesprinter says:

    This is awesome Marina, looking for your new post 🙂

  4. Hmm… I’m tempted to say that this eclipses everything you’ve done to date, but that wouldn’t be true. All your work is so brilliant, it can’t possibly be eclipsed– even by you, my dear Marina!! Now there’s an artistic paradox for you!!

    Only 50 designers were asked to participate– I suspect the other 49 were afterthoughts… : )

    • Mark, I can tell you one thing, a few more comments like that and Mt. Olympus won’t be high enough for me!!!! 🙂
      As for the artistic paradox, I think you got me!!! 😉
      A joyous weekend, my friend. I will be popping over to admire your work! 🙂

  5. frizztext says:

    sent to twitter!

  6. Dilip says:

    Marvelous concept dear Marina and the recognition richly deserved. Whatever you come up with is brilliant. Thank you.

  7. violetski says:

    This is amazing Marina! And such honor that you are deserved❤️❤️❤️❤️
    All the best to you my dear friend❤️

  8. Outstanding concept for an exhibit – and such an honor to be among those selected to create for it. You nailed the “I See” theme. Clever to use the eclipse and solar flares. Bold colors and striking. The phrases’ placement creates a sense of movement, too. Appreciate the close up views.
    This should really put you and your talent in the spotlight

  9. Madhu says:

    The concept, the design, the choice of colours…all brilliant Marina! Congratulations! The recognition is well deserved 🙂

  10. Aquileana says:

    Wonderful designs… They reminded me of “Le Rouge et le Noir” by Stendhal ..

    Thanks for sharing & happy week ahead to you, dear Marina,

    Aquileana 😀

  11. Poster is Great! I love it.

  12. Creative and artistic post!

  13. What an honor, Marina, and you did a wonderful job; love the red and your talent shines through deeply in each piece of art you create, my friend…sending much love to you and Happy Monday! ♥

  14. Mary says:

    Wow Marina, what an awesome and creative piece. Striking in red and black, but the sun flares fabulous! Your art never fails to amaze me – love this. Congratulations on such an honor.

  15. Hello Marina,your art and designs are unique and you deserve all the recognition .Best regards.Jalal

  16. So cool Marina, and such an honor to be asked to contribute! A deserved honor.

  17. mihrank says:

    I just found about, this blog has the creek ancient version long time ago. This is very interesting post.

  18. Amy Reese says:

    Congrats on the poster. It’s wonderful, Marina!

  19. makagutu says:

    That was beautiful Marina. You did a superb job

  20. A really clever design, Marina. Congratulations! 🙂

  21. clinock says:

    A stunning and masterful design Marina, and so very you, the light defining the darkness. Kudos my friend…

    • Ah, my dear John, yes, ‘light defining the darkness’… I wanted to show my struggle to see through an ‘eclipse’ of ideas. I am so happy my idea came through. Kudos to you, my friend for being here and for …looking! 😉

  22. What a great idea and what a cool visual effect it makes this poster! Wonderful job, congratulations to you!

  23. Beautiful. Perfect for such an important show.

  24. Resa says:

    So you made the poster for the art show?
    You are very amazing! 🙂

    • I was one of the 50 designers chosen to take part in this celebration of 50 years of design in Greece. It was a great honor for me, as among them there were some of the greatest names in design in my country! So the project was that each one of us would design a poster on that theme [I See] and afterwards there would be an exhibition celebrating the event. Quite an experience for me. I’m glad you liked it, Resa! 🙂 xx

  25. Lucid Gypsy says:

    My screen isn’t letting me see this one very clearly.

    • That was probably my fault. I have changed the post slightly, adding a larger photo and more info about it. I hope it works now!
      A great new week ahead, Gilly. 🙂

  26. fabulous – the red suggests eclipse – but none can put you in the shade.

    • Oh, thank you so much, Laura. Yes, it is an eclipse. I have added some more info about it in my post, so you can check it if you want.
      Happy new week ahead! 🙂

  27. aFrankAngle says:

    That design is very me …space as the foundation couple with a dose of abstract ,,, outstanding!

  28. Meanderer says:

    I love it! The lines of orange text look like little solar flares 🙂

  29. Love this Marina…

  30. Lord Ninni says:

    Behold, I have just seen the most good graphic designer in Greece.
    Greece, shareholders of Philosophy and of “being in the world with fullness,” is another thing when the footprint of Marina throng the streets and beautiful sorridentim of one of the greatest civilizations in the Mediterranean Sea has ever known.

    The greek people thank nature and your birth.

    Ninni Raimondi
    journalist in Bologna, Italy

    • Ah, no I am certainly not, my dear Ninni!
      I may have been in the ‘top’ 50 designers at that time but that doesn’t mean much… I never considered myself as one anyway. I never wanted to pursue this as a career.
      Thank you, however for those amazing compliments, my dear friend! I am exceptionally flattered!!!
      Have a beautiful new week dawning.

  31. I wanted to see it larger to see the text. I clicked and it did not enlarge. It is a very beautiful design. I very much like the eclipse graphic. You do such moving work.

  32. Tish Farrell says:

    This is such a striking image, Marina. Not only an eclipse but a dark eye looking out, though that take on it is a bit unnerving. I’ll be having a Lordof-the-Rings Mordor moment next.

    • lol on the Lord of the Rings Mordor moment!!!
      It is actually both… An eye trying to see things in dark times [eclipse]. I’m so glad you liked it, Tish but I hope that moment didn’t last for too long! 😉

  33. mihrank says:

    very interesting informative blog – Greek civilization laid the foundation for many of the accomplishments of the Western world—science, philosophy, and democratic government all developed in this ancient land.

  34. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i
    am really pleassant to read everthing at one place.

  35. Bumba says:

    It’s always fun to wander around your blog. This eclipse is so striking.

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