The Museum of Typography Yiannis and Eleni Garedakis announces the 8th International Poster Contest, titled “Racism – Xenophobia”.
In the land of Zeus Xenios, on the island of the protector of strangers already since the ancient times, this year’s international poster contest is scheduled to take place, bearing the title “Racism – Xenophobia”, emphasising once again a burning issue for the whole world.
The contest will take place from Monday, 18 September 2023, until Friday, 1 March 2024.
The poster should be accompanied by a short explanatory text explaining its content and purpose.
The invitation concerns adults, mainly professionals and students of graphic and visual arts.
From the 30 posters selected by the jury (the members of which will be announced soon) the first three will receive significant cash prizes.
Terms of participation
1) Those interested should send their work from Monday, 18 September 2023 to Friday, 1 March 2024, to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The poster should be accompanied by the entry form and a short description of the project (up to 100 words).
The name of both files should be the name of the contestants.
The details of the participation form are:
Telephone number (with country code)
Short Description (in English): [max 100 words]
2) It is forbidden to use AI. The dimensions should be 50 × 70 cm PDF, CMYK, image at 200 ppi and should not exceed 25 MB. Otherwise the files should be sent by wetransfer. It is necessary to attach a poster file in jpg format in low resolution up to 1 MB for web use.
3) Each participant can submit only one, original project, which has not participated in another competition. The employees of "Haniotika Nea" SA and the "Museum of Typography by Yiannis & Eleni Garedakis" are excluded from the competition.
4) The poster must bear the museum logo, either in Greek or English. You can find the logo at www.typography-museum.gr/logos.pdf
5) The results of the competition will be announced at the awards ceremony, to be be hosted in the amphitheater of the "Museum of Typography". After the ceremony, the results will be announced in the newspaper "Haniotika Nea", at www.haniotika-nea.gr, on the website of the "Museum of Typography" www.typography-museum.gr and on the official page of the "Museum of Typography" on facebook www. Μουσείο Τυπογραφίας / Museum of Typography.
Live streaming on the 17th May, for the International Museum Day (18th May 2023), with the topic set by ICOM "Museums, Sustainability & Quality of Life".
(Available only in Greek)
Video of the Awards Ceremony, for the 7th International Poster Contest, on the 13th of May 2023. An offer by the Museum of Typography, due to the limited seats at the Museum Amphitheater.
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.