History of writing and graphic arts

A unique edition, in three languages (greek, english & french) that includes 40 differents types of “writing”. The book “History of writing  and Graphic Arts” is based on the permanent exhibition of the Typography Museum, created by the graphic designer – typographer Anthony Papantonopoulos. The exhibition presents almost every form of human communication from its begining – cave paintings – up to nowdays and the modern graphic arts.

The edition also presents the materials used in order to create each “writing”, photographs, and all artistic creations by Anthony Papantonopoulos which reflect each form of writing and are made with everyday items.

Cretan newspapers – 1831-1913

By Xenophon Pangalias.

Ottoman Empire was crystal clear about publishing newspapers and magazines over all Turkish occupied greek territory: no version of printed matter in any language.

This position changed after many years,  in 1865 when the Law About Press entered into force.

Then, in Crete the first newspaper was published – later called Crete – which was the semi-official organ of the Turkish administration of the island.

The Halepa Convention – October 1878 – included a special article that allowed newspaper publishing. All newspapers since then, played an important role in the future course of Crete and within the pages of newspapers, the political and social events that a few decades later led to the Union were discribed.

Printing pioneers of Crete

By Electra Kambouraki – Pateraki

The most important amongst the Cretans pioneers of printing, are presented in this book.

The invention of typography in 1450, quickly spread in many European countries. At that time Crete was under the Venetian occupation, so many Cretans had settled in Venice and other Italian cities.

Several of them were involved in various fields of typography as calligraphers, translators, font designers, typesetters, printers, editors, publishers and founders of printing houses.