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THE GODLENDAR / 2022



Illustrations & Compositing: Dreyk the Pirate  |  Photography: Stefanos Milionis
Calendar Riso prints: Dolce Publications  |  Paper: Hartorama
Calendar Βinding: Kaisar Print  |  Stickers print: Pixel Brothers





ABOUT THE GODLENDAR 2022

Myths of the Olympian Gods always fascinated people all over
the world, while the basic team of 12 worshiped gods seemed to differ, depending on the area. I live in Athens, close to Parthenon, the famous athenian symbol. So this year i decided to illustrate in my own way
the 12 Gods that were worshiped in Acropolis and include some
useless facts about them, for a special limited edition of 100
Calendars 2022, printed in Risograph technique.










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ILLUSTRATION & REFERENCES

I decided to work based on multiple versions of famous and beautiful
sculptures that exist worldwide.









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CREATING TYPOGRAPHY

I have to admit here, that classic ancient greek alphabet was too tempting 
for not using it. I created various sizes and cases for different uses.
Every text contained in the calendar was illustrated freehand.


​​​​​​​SUPER BOLD




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CAPITAL & SMALL CASE 
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COLOUR SELECTION

I decided to use the classic Blue that you see almost everywhere
in Greece and Metallic Gold, plus the medium tones between them.







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CHARACTER COMPOSITIONS

I composited every god with a small simple movement,
just for the challenge and fun of the project.



       Zeus a.k.a. Jupiter

Illustration and composition based on Phidias' statue of Jupiter in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.


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Hera a.k.a. Juno 

Illustration and composition based on Muzio Mattei's statue of Juno in the Quantro Fontane, Rome.


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Ares a.k.a. Mars

Illustration and composition based on Ludovisi's statue of ​​​​​​​Ares in Palazzo Altemps, Rome.​​​​​​​


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Aphrodite a.k.a. Venus

Illustration and composition based on Praxitele's statue of ​​​​​​​Capitoline Venus in the Capitoline Museums, Rome.


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Hermes a.k.a. Mercury 

Illustration and composition based on Jean Baptiste Pigalle's statue of ​​​​​​​Hermes in the Sanssouci's gardens, Potsdam.


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Artemis a.k.a. Diana

Illustration and composition based on Pierre Nicolas Beauvallet's Fountain of Diana in Louvre museum, Paris.


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Apollo a.k.a. Phoebus

Illustration and composition based on Leonidas Drosis's Apollo in Panepistimiou Street, Athens.


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Dionysus a.k.a. Bacchus 

Illustration and composition based on Michelangelo's Bacchus in Palazzo del Bargello, Florence.


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Demeter a.k.a. Dimitra 

Illustration and composition based on Guillaume Coustou's Demeter in Tuileries Garden, Paris.


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Hephaestus a.k.a. Vulcan 

Illustration & composition based on Louis-Ernest Barrias's Hephaestus in Chimei Museum, Tainan City, Taiwan.


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Athena a.k.a. Minerva

Illustration based on Pheidias' Pallas Athena in Vatican Museum, Rome.


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Poseidon a.k.a. Neptune

Illustration & composition based on Antonio della Bitta' Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Navona, Rome.




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PRINTING & BINDING PROCESS


Process photos by Matina Nikolaidou.



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BEHIND THE SCENES & PHOTOSHOOTING

We decided to create a funny DIY scenery of Olympus mountains & cloud perspective 
as a background presenting the Godlendar, using cartons, fishing lines and cottons.










All photos & Art direction by Stefanos Millionis.






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