As the beginning of Western civilization, ancient Greek had a significant impact on Latin. How has the Greek script changed nowadays? How does it apply in daily life? What is the point of view from local designers on Greek design? With a collection of pictures both from streets and museums, as well as an interview from Typeroom, I produced this zine about Greek typography from my daily observations during a trip to Athens.
It’s split into two parts. The first part, Modernologio, gathers all the pictures of Greek typography that I took during the 5-day study trip. The second part, Archeology, shows images from the Epigraphic Museum.
The booklet was made during my studies at AKV St. Joost. The word Τυπογραφία (“typography”) on the cover was made by repurposing Latin glyphs from gc16, inspired by signboards spotted in Athens. Since there are not that many Greek typefaces, local people often deconstruct Latin typefaces to compose their own. The text is in Atlas Grotesk, set ragged right and with small margins.