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    This 16-page manual records the brief revitilisation of the Stoa Emporon in Voulis Street, Athens, Greece from 20/12/2014 - 13/6/2015. Together w… Read More
    This 16-page manual records the brief revitilisation of the Stoa Emporon in Voulis Street, Athens, Greece from 20/12/2014 - 13/6/2015. Together with ten other teams, the Synergastirion participated in the “Traces of Commerce” initiative to reactive an area that had been devoid of commercial activities for over 20 years. Read Less
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This 16-page manual records the brief revitilisation of the Stoa Emporon in Voulis Street, Athens, Greece from 20/12/2014 - 13/6/2015. Together with ten other teams, the Synergastirion participated in the Traces of Commerce initiative to reactive an area that had been devoid of commercial activities for over 20 years.

We were invited to use the shops as an experimental studio and showroom. In exchange all the stores offered a free, open source of knowledge related to their skills, which ranged from workshops to theatrical performances.

The Synergastirion was a group of individuals that came together just for this project and disbanded at its end. Each month was delegated to an art director with a muse of his/her choice to act as inspiration for the month’s ongoing projects. Our daily activities concentrated its efforts on collaborations with others, both within and without the stoa. We invited the public to learning workshops for handmade paper, illustration, engraving, typography and silkscreen printing. In addition each art director was given the task to produce a manual with a free format for his / her muse and month. January was the month of
Clio, the muse of history.

A
stoa in ancient Greece was a covered walkway open to the public, where merchants could sell their goods and artists display their artwork. This manual reflects the Stoa Emporon both in time and space. Each page was assigned to a store and features a collage of architectural elements, silhouettes οf statues - gods and heroes - together with contemporary elements that symbolise each store:
 
Palisandros (Theofilos Lazarou)
Fixers
Craftwork in Progress (C.I.P.)

A signed, limited edition of 100 copies, on Munken Pure Rough Laminated 170g from Perrakis Papers.

Design by 
Markos Zouridakis
Typography and layout by Vassilis P. Georgiou
Art direction by Marietta Kallona

Fonts used: Zeus Stencil Beta v.01 for the cover, Lachesis on the text.

Screen printed at Tind Studio by Manolis Angelakis, Chrisanthos Angelakis and Marietta Kallona
Second layer (colours) was hand printed using sticker stencils.
The binding of the book was carried out by hand sewing.