GRAPHIC STORIES CYPRUS
What do people say?
The level of the Conference and the speakers was very high and it was a pleasant surprise that I have rarely encountered in international conferences around the world. Congratulations, you succeeded where others have failed.
"Graphic Stories Cyprus is a celebration of design for Cyprus but also for beyond. Each year it brings together creative professionals from the island, from Greece as well as artists from other countries in an effort of education, communication and socialization. I had the pleasure to be a speaker at the GSC and I enjoyed the level of organization but also the responsiveness and positive energy of the participants. What delights me the most is the tremendous progress I witness to take place every year in this tradition. I wish the best for an establishment that is very much needed."
"In my limited capacity I have tried providing a helping hand to the "Graphic Stories Cyprus" friends and with great pleasure I actively participated in the first event of 2015. Since then a lot of actions are taking place, the events grow and ripen, aiming at the development of the visual graphic communication area in Cyprus. I wish you health and strength to continue to pleasantly surprise us and share with us your fresh and interesting, yet so necessary for this country, ideas.
"The truth is that I have been to many Conferences and I can say that Graphic Stories Cyprus is one of the best organized events. The Conference is very well organized, it is very important how you pay attention to the speakers and pay attention to the details. The right way to communicate. I would like to see more people interested and actively involved in such initiatives. "You have done a very good job and I do not think I can find any flaw."
"Graphic Stories Cyprus 2015, was a well-content and aesthetically nice organization that inspired and gave opportunities for perceptions to many young people and also brought together the whole of the graphics community of Cyprus. The "Politis" newspaper wants, seeks and supports such events because it considers that promote culture. We feel proud for our, albeit small, contribution to the overall effort which is undoubtedly credited to the unappeased “graphic” passion of Aggeliki Athanasiadi."
"My participation at the Graphic Stories Cyprus Conference was an experience that made me feel very nice as I had the opportunity to meet old and beloved friends and colleagues but also to meet young people and it was a great honor for me to talk to the audience. It was really a Celebration of the Arts with a lot of positive vibrations and hope for the future in our field. I warmly thank to Aggeliki, Miltos and all those who took part in their way to the absolute success of this Celebration!"
"Graphic Stories Cyprus is an excellent initiative which presents and promotes important topics related to the history, research, theory and practice of visual communication. Arguably, contributes to the cultivation of fine arts but mostly of applied arts. Its introduction as an annual event would be prosperous for the general public, the culture of design and of visual communication in Cyprus."
"The 2nd Graphic Stories Cyprus congress was the positive development of the original concept that characterized this special meeting of visual communication designers in Cyprus. Many thanks for the pleasure and honor of being one of the speakers and for having the opportunity to develop my creative “graphic story” in front of a very warm public and at a historic site, the Gate of Famagousta. With the gaze of visual communication pointed to tradition but also to modern technology, the two workshops – calligraphy and ePub e-book creation – which were hosted, gave to those who participated unforgettable creative moments. I wholeheartedly wish the 3rd congress to vindicate the vision of the organizers and to become a beneficial establishment with international impact in the happenings of the island."
I am particularly happy with the hospitality and kindness I received from my hosts and all my students and the acquaintances I made at Graphic Stories Cyprus. What I have found as our common characteristic is communication: we are consciously committed to creating a high level of education for the good of all citizens. This interaction and the actions that support it try to conquer the ideals that are important for a society. Through this exchange each group can benefit from the knowledge of the other. It is important that everyone comes together to appreciate each other, to learn from each other and to be all open to development in a meaningful way. It was also important for me to meet people who share the same passion and who believe that our culture and tradition should be cultivated and developed, despite the many obstacles and frustrations we experience in modern times.
"I had the honor of being an instructor at one of the workshops of Graphic Stories Cyprus and also the pleasure to attend the remaining actions. I enjoyed tremendously noting that the organization is gaining the, so much needed, lost ground in the field of Visual Communication in the Island of Cyprus. Everyone’s positive energy and appetite and their warm welcome was admirable. The excellent organization of this meeting is credited to the organizers who exaggerated their self for the establishment of this event and Design in general in Cyprus! For me it was one of the most pleasant and refreshing experiences I had. Thank you very much!"
"Visiting Cyprus and being part of this great initiative for designers from all around the world, Graphic Stories Cyprus, was one of the highlights of my year. Warm, friendly people who open their arms and welcome you like family. The events are well organized and the atmosphere is cordial and educational as well. I would fully recommend attend these events if you have the chance. The flight is worth it!!"
Graphic Stories Cyprus was a wonderful experience and left me with wonderful memories! I met new people and creators and through the comic book creation workshop I was able to convey my passion and love for comics. Overall, it was a great event."
"In March 2018 I had the opportunity to watch the 4th Graphic Stories Cyprus and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The presentations of the lectures were very interesting and the international poster exhibition was of a very high level. I hope that the Conference will continue to improve and that it will be able to contribute substantially to the development of the graphic design sector in Cyprus. "
"I was fortunate enough to make a presentation at Graphic Stories Cyprus, and I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the team to offer every year an exciting, meaningful and professionally relevant event. I consider Graphic Stories Cyprus to be an annual highlight for visual communication practitioners in Cyprus."
"Graphic Stories Cyprus is a great conference that has a clear structure and vision. Participants, audiences and lecturers, interact more than any other event I have so far participated or attended. By participating to it, you surely gain more knowledge and an expanded visual perception."
For the last 10 years I have participated either as a speaker or as a guest in dozens of conferences in many countries. With this experience I can assure you that Graphic Stories Cyprus has nothing to envy from respective international conferences, but instead has a unique character that makes it stand out from any other. And this feature is the huge effort and the dedication of its organizers who have created a 360o conference which magically combines experience and practice with theory, while respecting the past but also with an unquenchable thirst for the future. It is a conference that stands comfortably at European and global level!
"It was truly an amazing experience and we feel very fortunate that we could be a part of it.We really appreciate the opportunity we are given by Graphic Stories to share our knowledge and to be with a group that share so many common interests."
"Graphic Stories Cyprus: a journey full of “Graphic-Stories” on the wonderful island of Cyprus. A meeting point of reference for visual communication designers for Cyprus and abroad. My “Graphic-story” recounted to the public how design meets politics. Undoubtedly the future holds many such “unusual” Graphic Stories to be told."
My first encounter with the Graphic Stories Visual Communication Conference was in 2019 when I took part in the 3rd International Poster Contest with the subject “Graphic Design, Challenging the Perception”, achieving to receive the first prize in the category Cypriot distinction for higher education students of visual communication. A highly and well-organized conference, which aims not only to highlight the value of Visual Communication in our days but also to bring people a step closer to the world of Graphic Design. A year later, this journey comes alive again as with great joy, I have accepted the invitation to be the designer of the visual identity as well as one of the speakers of the 6th Graphic Stories Conference (2020). During my speech, I had the chance to share my design approach behind the visual identity of the conference and speak about the artistic poster workshop, curated by me and Aggeliki Athanasiadi which took place in Dubai, November 2019.
"Graphic Stories Cyprus meeting was an incredible experience for me and I'm glad they given me the opportunity to be a part of it. There are not enough words to describe the hospitality and the high level of the organization, you have to be there to realize the great effort of those people to create that amazing event, a celebration of design and visual communication. Thank you so much!"
"Our experience in Graphic Stories Cyprus was unforgettable! The warm atmosphere and generally the whole energy of the Conference worked very positively, helping young people and not just designers to share their ideas and vision. We are proud to have participated in such a creative event. A great thank you to Angeliki and Miltos for the invitation and for the excellent organizing of the conference."
Inspiration, joy, optimism, creativity, solidarity, learning are the first words that come to mind when I think of our support for Graphic Stories Cyprus, the Conference on Graphic Design and Visual Communication in Cyprus. We hope that every year you have so much accumulated power and knowledge, and through the forward steps of the Greek and Cypriot public and private bodies and citizens, to move forward, and why not to take the lead!
"The Graphic Stories Cyprus Conference was a fantastic experience where the whole "family" of graphic design tied so nicely and the ideas flourished in an environment that inspired us for future actions as well. It was touching to have the honor to take over the children's workshop at this great celebration of Graphic Design and Visual Communication. I want to thank the organizers and wish them the best for the future to come."
"As a member and a representative of “Countryside Animafest Cyprus – Views of the World”, I was blessed to have the opportunity to be one of this year’s speakers, and with my presentation to connect the animation world with the graphic design world of the island. In a welcoming environment filled with talented and creative individuals, I became one with the artistic spirit of the conference and experienced the positive vibes and the knowledge that was shared throughout the day. A must-attend event for all designers and artists of the island. Hats off to Aggeliki and Miltos for making this happen and for maintaining the conference’s growth. Keep up the good work!"
"I saw value in Graphic Stories from the very first time that it was brought to my attention. I was more than happy to be involved, help and connect it to our activities as the Cyprus Creative Club. Any event and initiative that promotes, educates and delivers the true nature and character of what our profession is or should be all about, should be supported and valued. With renowned professionals from Cyprus, Greece and other parts of the world Graphic Stories has been doing just that and has been doing better every year."
My experience as a speaker at the 3rd Conference on Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Graphic Stories Cyprus was very positive and such an initiative should be continued. I was glad to see students I had in the past who came after so many years to attend the conference but also to communicate, but I was sorry that I did not see enough interest from current students.
"Graphic Stories Cyprus, this beautiful event, was born from the soul of a beautiful person, Angeliki. With this event, Aggeliki gathers the whole Cypriot community of graphic designers every March. Through a quality program of presentations, exhibitions and workshops, it inspires new knowledge and ideas to many, thus contributing substantially to the development of Graphic Arts in Cyprus. The event also serves as a platform to highlight the work of many Cypriot and foreign professional graphic designers, as well as many young people. Angeliki and her team should be proud of their important contribution to the Cypriot community of Graphic Arts. "