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:
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
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.