Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

"Communism is the youth of the world"

In memmory of Giannis Ritsos 1909-1990

from wikipedia:Ritsos is considered one of the five great Greek poets of the twentieth century, together with Konstantinos Kavafis, Kostas Kariotakis, Giorgos Seferis, and Odysseus Elytis. The French poet Louis Aragon once said that Ritsos was "the greatest poet of our age." He was unsuccessfully proposed nine times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. When he won the Lenin Peace Prize, he declared "this prize is more important for me than the Nobel".His poetry was banned at times in Greece due to his left wing beliefs.Notable works by Ritsos include Tractor (1934), Pyramids (1935), Epitaph (1936), and Vigil (1941–1953).One of his most important works is Moonlight Sonata:

"I know that each one of us travels to love alone,

alone to faith and to death.

I know it. I’ve tried it. It doesn’t help.

Let me come with you."

—from Moonlight Sonata. Translation by Peter Green and Beverly Bardsley


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

There is no room for fascists on this isle!

HERAKLION

CHANIA


"Viannos and in Anogia were burned by the Nazis!There is no room for fascists on this isle!"
Anti-fascist poster calling for a demonstration against the upcoming visit of Golden Dawn's MPs on Crete. This provocative action desecrates the memory of thousands of Cretans and Allied troops who fought against the axis in WW2 for freedom!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"the fighter"


‎"Αγωνιστής"
"Fighter"
Digital Drawing. Getting used to my tablet. It opens to me new possibilities for sure..

Thursday, November 15, 2012

17/11 poster


NO FASCISM WILL BEND THOSE BARS EVER AGAIN! Answer to the nazi party "golden dawn" that dares to desecrate the deaths of the 1973 student uprising against the millitary junta.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

thank you "AVGI"!



Ευχαριστώ μέσα απο την καρδιά μου τους συντάκτες της "Αυγής" που με τιμάνε στο σημερινό πρωτοσέλιδο με την δημοσιοποίηση της αφίσας "Αλληλεγγύη"!




I thank from the depths of my heart the editors of the nationwide Greek newspaper "AVGI" who honour me today on the front page with the publishing of the "Solidarity" poster!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

update 10/11

Another poster for November the 14th. Well, for those wondering why there are not any new posts, its just because I am into some other things at the moment and I also need to find some inspiration again. I hope I'll be soon back for more and with something new. Once again I would like to express my thanks to all of you for your kind words over the last months, that helps  me a lot. Keep strong! See you in the streets! Venceremos!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

14 November Strike


Poster for the 14th of November 2012, European strike day. I desided to try something different, so I experimented with a little bit of European-Imperial theme. Its time for the people of Europe to wear the crown! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Once upon a time in Skouries.."



"Once upon a time in Skouries...and they lived happily ever after and we worse"
 Solidarity poster to the people of Skouries of Chalkidiki who are fighting against the destruction of the environment and their lives with the construction of gold mines by companies of Canadian interests. Its not only about the ancient forest but also about the future of the next generations that will suffer from poisoning and dehydration of the land from the mining methods. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

"The weapon"

Protest poster against the nazis of golden dawn and the Troika that created and tolerates them. Their harm to the Greek and European society can only be compared with the horrors of the second world war..

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Solidarity to 12 students of the University of Crete!"

A poster expressing solidarity to 12 students of the University of Crete who are politically persecuted by the board for taking part in manifestations and "dishonouring" the Academic ideal in 2011. The data projected on the poster are just some of the things they fought against such as cuts in personnel, housing and the temporal closure of the university due to the austerity measures.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

poster against industrial RES in Crete

A poster against the industrial plans for renewable energy sources on the isle of Crete with total disregard of the natural environment, the history and its people, all sacrificed for huge amounts of electrical power to northern Europe!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Filth of Fascism"


"We erase the filth of fascism and the nazis!" A3 poster in response to the activities of Golden Dawn in Greece.

Monday, October 8, 2012

"THEM or US"


A3 Poster inspired by anti-imperialist soviet propaganda. The middle row of figures on the right are the leaders of the Greek coalition covernment and above them the figures of the Troika. The riot policemen have the emblem of the nazi party "golden dawn" on their helmets since allmost the majority of the police force voted or cooperates with that party.



Sunday, October 7, 2012

"the PEOPLE or THEM?"


A3 Poster inspired by anti-imperialist soviet propaganda. The black hand reads:"foreign & national Troika" .the whole poster:"The people or them in the corner?-SYRIZA-United social front"

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"...Immer noch in unseren Herzen"


A nation with many hopes and many sorrows..a nation still in the hearts of people, now long gone, wiped out in one night..sure it was not perfect and not a paradise upon earth..but it was a country, a culture, a vision, a hope. The injustice and poverty that followed after the fall of the Eastern block has made many to think if it was really worth it. In this way I commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the German Democratic Republic (October 7th 1949).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"SOLIDARITY!"



Poster promoting solidarity between the nations in financial crisis, all under the red banner of revolution and change! The world "solidarity" is written in the language of the flag mentioned. The Spanish flag has the colors of the 2nd Spanish republic and not of the fascist regime of Franko that still remains today. There was a simpler version without Ireland but after a ton of requests and comments Ireland was added as well.

I would like to personaly thank everyone for making more than 1800 shares of that poster possible. We might be far from each other, but when we protest on the streets of our countries, we march together. Brothers against the capitalist crisis, UNITE!



Antifascist posters





Up: "Culture and education are the weapons of the people against fascism!"

Below: "How long it will take you to see things as they are? Front against Nazism and fascism!"

"SYRIZA everywhere!"




Propaganda poster for SYRIZA. The poster aims to attract people to become active in the lines of the Coalition of Radical Left either as members or supporters. It reads: "SYRIZA everywhere! no-one alone in the crisis! Organization,Solidarity for socialism-democracy-freedom". The other poster has space for local SYRIZA committees to put information over their demonstrations, concerts, manifestations.

"Untitled"


"Untitled" 30x42cm Oil pastel on paper 25/08/2012

"Vote for the Greeks abroad"


Propaganda poster of SYRIZA for the Greek national elections of 2012. It reads: "We vote SYRIZA for the children and friends who can't vote from abroad and for not having anyone living without a choice". The poster is a protest for the increasing immigration of Greeks to northern Europe trying to make a decent living but also against the fact that Greeks cant vote from abroad. More information and support on the matter: http://www.icannotvote.org/

"Message of Victory"


Propaganda poster of SYRIZA for the Greek national elections of 2012. It reads: "Message of victory from everywhere!-SYRIZA". The ballot votes have the logo of SYRIZA along with the name of major Greek cities.

"Our proud people"


Propaganda poster for SYRIZA for the Greek national elections in 2012. It reads "Our proud people in the 17th of June will honor its struggles for freedom, popular sovereignty, democracy and independence of our motherland!". The stripes resemble the stripes of the Greek flag and the photograph is from the large demonstrations in Syntagma square in the summer of 2011.

"VOTE LEFT!"

Propaganda poster of SYRIZA for the Greek national elections in 2012. It reads: "For real democracy and the power of the people, vote Left!". Out of the megaphone jump out words such as solidarity, culture, education, peace and resistance. The poster was published nationwide on the left newspaper "ΑΥΓΗ" on 29/04/2012.

SYRIZA poster and banner 09/06/2012



Propaganda poster and banner for SYRIZA. The logo of SYRIZA is redesigned to a new look. On the top-left corner of the banner says "we make the memorandums history, we open the way towards hope", main slogan of the SYRIZA campaign in the 2012 Greek elections. It is made to fit as a cover photo in facebook profiles.  09/06/2012 

"the manifestation"

Oil pastel on paper (25x19 cm). After watching one of the biggest manifestations of SYRIZA and of the Greek Left in 03/05/2012, I wished to express my way by drawing this on my scetchbook. In a way that made me feel closer to all the colors, the lights, the people, the songs and the hope that was all around that night.    I am living so far from my homeland but that drawing  brought me right in the center of Athens as I was watching the live stream of the event.

"Almond trees" SYRIZA Poster

Propaganda poster for SYRIZA for the elections of 17/06/2012. Inspired from the poem of Georgios Seferis "Ligo akoma" written at the times of the Greek Junta regime. It also bacame a song by Mikis Theodorakis and sang by Maria Farantouri. The text on the top-left corner is a summarised version of the poem.

"A little bit more and we will see
The almond trees blosom
the marbles shining under the sun
and the sea waving once again.
Lets rise up a little bit more
a little bit higher, a little bit higher!"

The poem expreses hope and a better tomorrow for Greece as if a new spring is coming to shine over the country. The couple with the red flag is an edited version from a poster by the youth organization  EPON (Greek union of youth) under the left front EAM (national liberation front),in the 2nd world war. On the poster all the elements of the poem are shown with an allegory to the Greek countryside and  history all under the red flag and the sun.

YOU ARE SYRIZA


Posters "You are SYRIZA"

A3 propaganda poster inspired by a quote from an article of Greek MP Sofia Sakorafa titled "You are SYRIZA". The poster aims to attract people to become active in the lines of the Coalition of Radical Left either as members or supporters. On the backround are common Greek names. The poster  comes in 2 colours, red for strugle and action and blue for patriotism and hope.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A new beginning

Hello and wellcome to my blog. I start posting again in my blog after a long time and I hope this time I will regularly update it as well. I would like to thank all of you for the more than 1800 shares of the "solidarity" poster on facebook. It means a lot to me. More artwork will be posted soon along with articles and descriptions. Once again, thank you all.