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In love at carnival

Our task was to design the visual communication of the carnival of Xanthi, a major cultural event of this Northern greek city. Our visual approach of this carnival involved a great research in the tradition and the folk art of the area. We dealt with this event as an authentic old time greek carnival, respecting its origins but at the same time we managed to reveal traditition through very modern use of illustrations. The figures illustrated, are inspired by the folk art carnival costumes as well as the traditional womens’ costumes of Xanthi. They also carry charasteristics of nature, of the ‘ritual madness’ and spiritual ecstasy of the Dionysian festivals. As the theme for this year was ‘in love at carnival’ we chose to combine red, black and white colour to make a strong and passionate visual statement.

EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARDS 2010_BRONZE_CORPORATE ILLUSTRATION

EVGE AWARDS 2010_MERIT_ ILLUSTRATION MISCELLANEOUS

DESIGNPREIS DEUTSCHLAND 2012_NOMINEE

Client: Municipality of Xanthi