20 Jan Students learn about the history of Typography through Street Art 14/01/2017
“Typography of the Renaissance meets Cretan Literature through Street Art” was the theme of the conference that was hosted on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Museum of Typography.
The conference was jointly organised by the Office of Secondary Education of Chania, the Department of Graphic Design of the School of Art Studies of the Higher Technological Institute of Athens and the Museum of Typography.
The conference program included lectures on the “History of Greek writing and printing” by George Matthiopoulos, professor in the Department of Graphic Design of the Higher Technological Institute of Athens, and the “History of Street Art” by professors of the Technical Highschool of Akrotiri Chanion, Olga Verykaki and Anthony Kampourparisis.
As it became known, through the creation of a Regional Network of Cultural Affairs in Crete, high school students will have the opportunity to learn about Byzantine calligraphy and the incomparable Greek font “Grecs du Roi”. The students will select public areas in towns and villages of Crete and they will either paint or stick to the walls couplets from the famous Cretan literature works “Erotokritos” and “Erofili”. The couplets will be created by the Graphic Design Department students, using the font Grecs du Roi, and will be sent to each high school.The Network involves 14 high schools from all over Crete.
The aim is poetry and typography to blossom throughout the island of Crete the first week of May 2017, when the International Conference of the Association of European Printing Museums will be hosted at the Museum of Typography in Chania.