Into Letterpress
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Into Letterpress

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Print tradition meets current design trends

Athens Walkthrough focuses this time on the old print shops located in the arcades around Omonia. Through this walk participants will get to know the shop owners’ stories from their life and business in the stoas, discover vernacular typography combining greek with eastern scripts, to end up to Stoas Anatolis where we will print in an old letterpress machine.

The young graphic designer Veronica Papadopoulou collaborates with Mr. Bardis, the owner of Bardis print shop, to hold together a presentation on main letterpress techniques, their challenges, and their unique qualities. A postcard will be printed on the spot and all participants will leave with a souvenir blending tradition with current design trends.

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