From Stockholm, Sweden and Thessaloniki, Greece, Nicos Terzis is our first Poster Monday featured designer of the day. Nicos is a visual artist based between two cities; he received a MFA´s in Graphic Art, Poster and Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland during the late 80s. Mainly Nicos works in his studio, and sometimes also teach printmaking and graphic art. In my practice, he focus mainly on painting, printmaking and illustration, but one of his central interests are definitely posters, and in particular, those with a socio-political message.
Nicos tell us about his poster “Hope”, I always like to open dialogues through my posters and I really think the best posters are the ones that don’t need to be explained in terms of what they want to tell. The message should be direct and the penny should hopefully drop at the first glance. The poster is a special form of creation because it unites social commitment with our individual experience. It also has a unique way of presenting itself. Traditionally, artworks are exhibited in spaces that oblige us to respect and appreciate the exhibits. Such as galleries, museums, churches, etc. There they are safe and keep the visitor at some distance. The poster on the other hand is the first artistic medium to have rejected this privilege. So, we can regard it as a precursor to art in terms of exhibiting in a public space e.g. squares streets etc. Also, the poster is a form of diagnosis/identification of what a society might suffer from….
Remember to submit your poster for the next edition of Poster Monday. Find all the info you need in our submissions page, and facebook. If you would like to see more projects from Nicos Terzis visit his personal blog page.