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Design Journal  

LOGOTYPES  Selection of Logos

CYENS DICTION  Showcase of Indigenous Publishing

LNC  Experiencial language learning

THE SOUL-DIER  Struggle to save our souls

AVANT GARDE  Printed Matter

THINK TANK  Typographic treatments

THE FACES OF POLITICS  Illustration portraits

DTTY  Annual Program

EROFILI  Oinos red

THE BIG PICTURE  Editorial illustration

SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL ~ 10  Site specific performannces

THE FEAST  Site specific dance performance


NWS  Wakeboarding

SUMMER MOVIE MARATHON  Open air screenings

Entry for exhibition “explosion[s]: the global logo“.

As we redefine normality in the present time, every heartbeat can be concurrent with the one and only beat of a literal explosion. A suicide attack. A suicide bomb. In times where the selfie dominates visual culture, the self is also exploited in an attempt for inexpensive and effective ways and strategies of spreading terrorism. Self exploding mechanisms and brainwashed individuals, thrush public trust that holds societies together. We are now faced with the unprecedented “human weapon”.

On this attempt, a human heart is simulated in a grenade, symbolising the emotionally charged human nature, as well as the impulsiveness of life and death. As some look forward to living others see death as the only way of living. In this case death is both grieved and also praised. A juxtaposition of sense and innocence, vital and violence, stance and dominance.

The poster exhibition with the theme “explosion[s]: the global logo” was organised and curated by the Semiotics and Visual Communication Lab for the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Semiotics and Visual Communication under the title “Branded. The semiotics of branding – Culture & Context”.

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