Ten Images for Ithaca – Creative Workshops
Join the graphic design, illustration and photography workshops in one of the most beautiful Greek islands.
Portuguese multidisciplinary studio R2 (European Agency of the Year 2014), Greek design agency Busybuilding (awarded with Best of the Best – Red Dot 2014), London based illustrator and RCA graduate Rose Blake, and Greek photojournalist and street photographer Spyros Staveris are this year’s workshop leaders.
During the workshops participants will have the chance to work with established and award winning visual communicators and learn from their experience. They’ll also be part of a community of young creatives from around the world who will gather
in Ithaca, not only to learn and exchange ideas but also to make new friends and build network.
The full programme of Ten Images for Ithaca also includes design exhibitions, presentations and talks, as well as social events and tours.
Created in 1995 and based in Porto, R2 work on editorial design, identities, signage, posters, exhibitions, and web projects. Their work also extends to teaching, research, publishing, installations and interventions. Recognised as one of the most important design agencies in Europe they have lectured in Graphic Design, coordinated workshops and participated as speakers and jury members in numerous national and international events.
R2 were named Agency of the Year at the European Design Awards 2014 and are members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Rose Blake is a British illustrator and music lover. Her playful work is inspired by music, the art world and the relationship between things.
With a D&AD Best New Blood Award and an MA from the Royal College of Art, Rose Blake went on to develop a personal style in illustration that attracted clients such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, bbc.co.uk, Google Creative Lab, The Sunday Times Magazine, Converse, It’s Nice That, Nobrow, Film 4, etc.
Rose is based in London and is part of the This Is It collective.
Busybuilding is a design and branding agency based in Athens. With a long list of awards that includes a Best of the Best at Red Dot Communication Design Awards 2014, as well as several distinctions at the Greek Design Awards, Busybuilding’s diverse team creates contemporary visual communication concepts, through print, spatial and digital design.
Their clients include Amnesty International, Greek National Gallery, Hellenic Radio, Corfu Museum of Asian Art, Benaki Museum, and Actionaid Hellas.
Spyros was born in Athens and grew up in Paris where he later studied history. Since 1989 he works as a photojournalist for major Greek and French publications. Politicians, popular singers, drug addicts, prostitutes, international artists, tourists and people on the streets of Athens are some of his subjects.
Sometimes with a subtle irony and humor but always with affection, Spyros Staveris has captured all aspects of Greek society from the 1980s until today. He has participated in exhibitions in Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia, and Greece. In 2011, a retrospective show of his work was presented at the Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the 52nd International Film Festival.
He is a member of The Depression Era collective and he is represented by Elika gallery.
About Ten Images for Ithaca
Ten Images for Ithaca were first organised as a poster competition in 2002. Throughout the years, the competition has evolved to a group of events that includes workshops, exhibitions and lectures on graphic design, illustration and photography.
During the previous years, Phil Baines, Jean Jullien, Olimpia Zagnoli, Beetroot, Rejane Dal Bello, π6, Company, and Lydia Garnett have led workshops in Ithaca. Many more Greek and international designers such as Dimitris Arvanitis, Peter Bilak, Sara De Bondt, Lex Drewinski, Oded Ezer, Milton Glaser, Fernando Gutierrez, K2 design, Sadik Karamustafa, Alain Le Quernec, Luba Lukova, Sabina Oberholzer, David Tartacover, and Niklaus Troxler have participated in Ten Images for Ithaca exhibitions.
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Ithaca is not only one of the smallest islands in the Ionian sea, but also one of the most beautiful. Famous for historical and mythological reasons – home of Ulysses, Ithaca uniquely combines natural beauty and culture and therefore attracts travelers that seek something different and exceptional. Situated in the west part of Greece, right next to Kefalonia, Ithaca is surrounded by deep blue sea and is filled with green mountains, picturesque villages and tiny unbeaten beaches.