Graphic Stories Cyprus is an established annual meeting of Visual Communication Designers, created and organized by Aggeliki MK Athanasiadi and Miltos Karras and aims to promote awareness of the Cyprus visual arts, locally and abroad and to encourage networking with cultural institutions, organizations and contemporary art groups internationally. It is an occasion for meeting and interaction between designers in Cyprus and abroad annually and also a benchmark for the field of optical communication in Cyprus and in the broader region of the eastern Mediterranean. It also aims at cultivating visual literacy and perceptual development of critical thinking concerning contemporary visual arts and their subjects of interest, both locally and internationally. Through the organization of conferences, lectures, exhibitions, and workshops, it aims to demonstrate and promote the value of visual communication to the public and its connection with the happenings in the social field. At the same time, the implementation of the above actions aims at cultivating professional empathy between visual communication designers of Cyprus. Finally it aims to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the island, in Cyprus and abroad in relation to visual and applied arts.