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An engraving workshop will take place at the Museum of Typography, on Saturday 10 September 2022 from 10 am to 12 noon, in the framework of the 6th International Comic and Animation Festival "Chaniartoon".
Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to learn the history of printmaking and its basic principles and to make their own linoleum engraving, with which they will make various prints with printing ink.
The places in the workshop have been filled, you can register on the waiting list here:
The Festival, is designed to showcase animation short films from all around the world, made both by students and professional. There will be a special section for greek animation movies.
During the festival there will be a comic exhibition with a great artist alley, workshops, VR & AR exhibition, projection mapping events and many more. More details here: www.chaniartoonfest.gr/index.php/en/
Connecting typography with photography opens new paths of creation for the Museum of Typography and there were many photographers who responded to the museum's call to organise an exhibition that would artistically capture the special exhibits and the unique atmosphere of the Museum.
The exhibition was hosted at the exhibition space of the Center for Mediterranean Architecture (CMA), in the Grand Arsenal of Chania, from 15 to 31 July 2022 and its visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite photo.
About 2,000 exhibition visitors participated in the voting.
The photographers whose works stood out in a public vote at the exhibition: "The power of the image" were honoured with symbolic awards on the evening of Monday, August 1, 2022, at an event in the amphitheater of the Museum of Typography by Yannis and Eleni Garedaki.
All the photographers who participated in the exhibition received honorary distinctions.
The 1st prize was awarded to Michalis Polychronakis by the founder and chaiman of the Museum of Typography, Yiannis Garedakis.
The 2nd prize was awarded to Stella Manioudaki.
And the 3rd prize was awarded to Nikos Kampianakis.
The photographers (professional and amateurs) who responded to the call of the Museum of Typography and participate in the exhibition are (in alphabetical order): Alexandros Angelopoulos, Artemis Archontaki, Magdalene Vogiatzi, Josephine Georgoulis, Areti Giannikaki, Kostas Glentousakis, Vassilis Daskalakis, Sofia Doulaveri, Aspa Theochari, Irini Kalaitzaki, Michael Kalaitzakis, Nikos Kaloterakis, Nikos Kabianakis, Nikos Kateroudakis, Chrysanthi Koulieraki, Dimitra Koufaki, Mathios Makaronas, Elena Manataki, Stella Manioudaki, Ioannis Markogiannakis, Charalampos Maroulakis, Vangelis Oikonomopoulos, Chrysa Orphanoudaki Kapagioridou, Pavlos Bouzakis, Antonis Papagiannakis, Michalis Polychronakis, Dimitris Ramoutsakis, Stratos Solanakis, George Stefanakis, Ioannis Tsivourakis, Alexandra Hatzidakis.
Photographs that capture the special exhibits and the unique atmosphere of the Museum of Typography, are presented in the exhibition "The power of the image – An exhibition for the Museum of Typography” which will be hosted from 15 – 31 July 2022 at the exhibition space of CMA, Great Arsenal, in the heart of the Venetian harbour of Chania.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 13:00 & 19:00 - 23:00.
As part of the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photo, and three symbolic awards will be given to the ones that stand out. The winners will be announced on the last day of the exhibition.
The photographers (professional and amateurs) who responded to the call of the Museum of Typography and participate in the exhibition are (in alphabetical order):
Alexandros Angelopoulos, Artemis Archontaki, Magdalene Vogiatzi, Josephine Georgoulis, Areti Giannikaki, Kostas Glentousakis, Vassilis Daskalakis, Sofia Doulaveri, Aspa Theochari, Irini Kalaitzaki, Michael Kalaitzakis, Nikos Kaloterakis, Nikos Kabianakis, Nikos Kateroudakis, Chrysanthi Koulieraki, Dimitra Koufaki, Mathios Makaronas, Elena Manataki, Stella Manioudaki, Ioannis Markogiannakis, Charalampos Maroulakis, Vangelis Oikonomopoulos, Chrysa Orphanoudaki Kapagioridou, Pavlos Bouzakis, Antonis Papagiannakis, Michalis Polychronakis, Dimitris Ramoutsakis, Stratos Solanakis, George Stefanakis, Ioannis Tsivourakis, Alexandra Hatzidakis.
The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Typography and the newspaper "Haniotika nea".
The poster as a mirror that reflects society but also as a imprint of human creativity, emerged at the awards ceremony for the "6th World Poster Contest" of the "Museum of Typography" which took place on Sunday 31 October 2021, at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture, Grand Arsenal, in the Venetian Port of Chania.
In his greeting, the founder and chairman of the Board of the Museum of Typography, Mr. Υiannis Garedakis pointed out his will that in addition to it’ s important collections, the Museum of Typography is focused in organising important events".
He also noted that "many have not realised how important this contest is. Imagine that 628 people from 68 countries took part in the competition, an advertisement for our city ".
In the presentation of the event, the director of the Museum of Typography, Mrs Elia Koumi, commented, among other things, that "we sometimes wonder what it would be like, if our museum could find a more suitable location in the city of Chania. A location where it’s actions, initiatives but mainly his valuable collections would be accessible to a wider audience. We have a unique Museum, an institution with international recognition and a proven cultural offer that strives to be visible in its own city".
The theme of the contest was free, giving designers the opportunity to express through their poster all that concerns them, highlighting the role of the poster as an imprint of every human activity.
“The pandemic and the vaccination were among the dominating topics, while the environmental crisis and disasters, war and violence against women where the themes that preoccupied many of the participants,” said Ms. Koumi, giving more information about the competition.
The 628 participants of the contest came from literally every corner of the globe: USA, Canada, China, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Russia, a total of 68 countries! And the event was attended by participants from Russia, Portugal, Germany and Italy who traveled to Chania to participate in the event.
In the epilogue, the Chairman and founder of the Museum Mr. Giannis Garedakis proposed for the future a graphic design seminar at the Regional Press Institute, with the participation of all the great graphic designers and teachers with whom the museum has developed cooperation.
Rina Polichenkova from Russia received the 1st prize (1500 euros), which was awarded to her by the founder of the museum and publisher of "Haniotika nea" newspaper Mr. Giannis Garedakis. Evidently moved, the winner welcomed the audience in Greek and expressed her joy to be in Chania to receive her award.
The 2nd prize was won by Daniel Malaj from Italy (1000 euros). The award was given by Mr. Tassos Vamvoukas from the Association of Pharmacists of Chania Prefecture. Mr. Malaj thanked the jury for the honour and the "great opportunity they gave me to participate in this competition". He then talked about his poster and his main inspiration.
The 3rd prize was awarded to Maria-Loukia Mitrakou from Greece who won the sum of 700 euros. In her videotaped message, she expressed her great joy for her choice.
The event was held with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Municipality of Chania.
Sponsors were Sky Express and the Chania Pharmacists’ Cooperative.
The souvenir given to the participants in the event, a woodcut from the collection of the Museum of Typography, depicting the port of Chania at the end of the 19th century, printed on special paper and in a limited number of copies was an offer of: Future Format and Perrakis Papers.
The event ended with Cretan music by Stavros Psaroudakis accompanied by his son.
The awards ceremony of the 6th International Poster Contest organized by the Museum of Typography of Giannis and Eleni Garedaki will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 6 pm at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture, Grand Arsenal, in the Venetian harbour of Chania.
The competition ended with 628 entries from 68 countries, bringing Chania and Crete to the forefront of visual communication designers from around the world.
After the ceremony, the poster exhibition with the thirty works that stood out in the competition, will be hosted in the amphitheater of the Museum of Typography for about a year, until the next competition.
The program of the event includes:
- Welcome speech by Giannis Garedakis, founder and Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Typography
- Presentation of the competition by Elia Koumi, director of the Museum of Typography
- Short speeches by the members of the jury:
• Giannis Belimbasakis, Assistant Professor, Engraving Laboratory, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, AUTh
• Dimitris Papazoglou, visual communication designer
• Ariadne Perraki, CEO Perrakis Papers
- Awarding prizes and honorary distinctions to the winners of the 6th International Poster Contest.
A small reception will follow.
An educational wood-engraving workshop for adults will take place on the weekend of August 21 and 22, 2021 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Typography. The workshop will be held within the framework of the art project of Euripides Papadopetrakis "Organic Monuments" and the initiative "Open Sails", by the Municipality of Chania.
Participants will come in contact with the technical methods of wood-engraving (drawing-engraving-printing), as well as with the equipment, creating their own engraving. The purpose of the workshop, in addition to the acquaintance with engraving, is the thematic identification on the occasion of the "Organic Monuments". The workshop is accompanied by a tour of the Museum.
Day 1: Guided tour, presentation, contact with the equipment.
Day 2: Idea presentation, design, engraving, printing.
The workshop is led by the visual artist-engraver Evripidis Papadopetrakis and is addressed to young people 18+ and any adult with an interest in the visual arts.
Free participation / Reservation for the workshop: chania-culture.gr
Form link: https://form.jotform.com/212233663248049
Necessary condition is the attendance of both days of the laboratory.
The exhibition “Organic Monuments” will take place at the Centre of Mediterannean Culture (Grand Arsenal), in the old harbour of Chania, from the 27th of August until the 10th of September 2021.
The Museum of Typography celebrates the International Museum Day with a pop-up open-air poster exhibition in it's garden, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 5 pm to 9 pm. The exhibition presents some of the posters that stood out in the five international competitions organised by the museum.
The museum will be open with free admission for those who wish to visit its collections, to see machines of the 19th and 20th century, rare editions of the 16th - 19th century, newspapers and magazines, but also to browse the two his permanent exhibitions on the History of Writing and Typography.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to see for the first time the museum's new exhibits, two Original Heidelberg printing presses, from the 20th century.
A conference on the theme "Culture and Environmental Protection" will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6 pm at the Museum of Typography. The event is organized in the framework of the 8th Summer School for Environmental Journalism organized by the Regional Press Institute, the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Journalism and Communication Applications Laboratory from the Department of Communication and Media at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Institute of Technology and Research, at the RPI facilities (Hagia Sophia Foundation) in Agioi Pantes Apokoronou, Crete.
The program of the event includes a welcome from Yannis Garedakis, Chairman of the Museum of Typography, Chairman of the Regional Press Institute and founder of the newspaper "Haniotika nea" and a tour of the museum by Elia Koumi, Director of the Museum of Typography, followed by the speeches:
* Coordinator: Fani Galatsopoulou, EDIP, Department of Journalism and Mass Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The Museum of Typography presents the theatrical play "Ta pteroenda dora” (The flying gifts), based on texts by Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851 - 1911), on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm. in it's hospitable amphitheater, at the Park of Small Industries of Chania, Souda.
The play, directed and performed by Marinella Vlachaki - music, song, video by Leonidas Maridakis, is based on three dramatic short stories of the famous greek writer.
Three stories with a Christmas background, that illuminate aspects of human existence as people struggle to survive sometimes against the fury of nature, sometimes against unfulfilled desires, and sometimes are condemned by their own passions.
Through the speech of the “saint of the Greek letters”, Alexandros Papadiamantis, the audience of the play travels to the long-time passions of the people. The play will be performed using the original language of the texts, "katharevousa" (a "purist" written language heavily influenced by ancient Greek), official language of Greece during the period of the writer’s life.
The museum will be open from 6:30 pm. for those who want to tour its collections.
Admission to the public will be free.