Dec 5, 2009
Panagiotis Kovanis (GR)
was born in Bios Bar, which was in Eksarchia (Athens) at the time and is now in Gazi (Athens). He was
a key member of the Greek graphic art group Synthesis, and designed many of their most underground single and album covers. Latterly, he runs a design studio called ChaosStudios - a loose group of freaks.
To quote Kovanis, “I like photography because it is a reality medium, unlike drawing which is unreal. I like to mess with reality…to bend reality. Some of my works beg the question of is it real or not?”.
Dec 4, 2009
what do we know about the cities we live in? have you ever looked down, up, sideways, backwards or just ever wondered who works on that street? you see bikes, of course. lots of them. but to whom do they belong? what if you climb down that lader?
have you ever really looked to where you pass by everyday? wich one is your route?
our route is to go around the city and look at it. we are not going to present the latest trendy place or the new restaurant but we are looking inside windows and discoverying people. we are looking at the floor and discoverying grafittis. we are slowly walking, wondering, stralling and looking.
for this first issue the three of us, Marijke, Juliana and Panagiotis went from HKU IBB to HKU music conservatorium and found what is there between the same school. here we show you what we found. each of us looked at different aspects. some dreamed, some researched but it's all there and now there's some here.
it's not about the final destination. it's about the journey.
this is a simple one, but I like because it's bold and clean and it can work with many different covers.
the round serif on 'r' I made with a dot, the one I think we should use on the index and on the pages to show the way.
me = ju
ha, marijke! I was faster! hihihi
Dec 2, 2009
for this spread I made-up some stories as if the bikes were persons. here are the texts on the page (I haven't really checked the spelling/grammar part, so if you see anything wrong, please tell me :] ):
-no, not yet... you know how she is always late.
-yes, I know, and I hate it, damn!
-let’s just hang out for a while and figure where we are doing tonight
-what do you feel like doing?
-I’m fine, I’d just chill, y’a know?
-oh no. let’s go somewhere, we are all here outside already
-I know there’s a new movie opening tonight...
-and what about dinner?
-... and dancing!!! yes, I totally feel like dancing!!!
-the concert is already sold out....
-let’s, then to...
-there! she arrived!
I know the spring is gone. I know it. But I cannot let it go... It’s too hard for me, you know? I’m going to take as many flowers as I can and... and... yes, of course they will live through winter. YES, I know what I will do: I’ll put them on my freezer and defrost them on january and have
flowers on the snow. you see, I have a plan, don’t worry.
sorry, ik spreek geen nederlands
oh dear, what a nice lovely day. I’m so happy we are back together. oh, sweety I missed you so much... you are so pretty...
give me the grossery list I’ll go to the supermarket and get everything for tonight. Is your brother comming too or just your mother? you take care of little john and I’ll be back in a sec.
yeah, really. we are definetly going opposite directions. I dont think this is
going to work anymore...