Design Walk: Poles Apart-Wraparound Programme

Athens, Greece

February 2010


From discussions with journalists representing the biggest international publications to exclusive screenings of rare films sourced from Berlin’s Bauhaus Archive, Double Decker programmed a stimulating series of events that engaged a wider audience and celebrated experimentation, practice and debate.

Round Table Discussion

Leading graphic design journalists from style-defining publications around the globe, including Eye (UK), idPure (Switzerland) Etapes International (France), Novum (Germany), Dazed and Confused/Dazed Digital (UK) and +design: (Greece) shared their perspectives on one of the Design Walk exhibition’s thematic dichotomies: empty vs. full.


Athens’ Graphic Designers’ Association exhibited pieces that were spun out of the workshops.

Monochrome vs. Colour
Workshop with Dimitris Gazis, founder of award winning multi-disciplinary design agency Busy Building.

Retro vs. Contemporary
Workshop with Yiannis Kouroudis, notable graphic designer and founder of branding and design studio k2Design.


Supported by The Art Foundation (TAF) and Bios

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2009), Wendy Keys (European Premiere)

Beautiful Losers (2008), Aaron Rose, co-directed by Joshua Leonard

Helvetica (2007), Gary Hustwit

Bauhaus Edition: 12 Short Films (Rare films from the original Bauhaus Archive, Berlin)


Silent Sound Show (SSSH) / Closing Party
Chiming with the exhibition’s curatorial set of dichotomies, Double Decker devised Design Walk’s first ever Athens Silent Sound Show. Visitors were equipped with wireless headphones tuned to two DJs transmitting contrasting styles of music through two separate channels, leading to some interestingly out-of-sync dance moves.


Double Decker

Media Partners

Best Radio, En Leuko, Radio Don’t Panic, +design

Press Officer

Wiebke Morgan

Main Sponsor

Bombay Sapphire


John Stephen Ridpath: Deputy Editor, Eye Magazine

Thierry Häusermann: Editor, IDpure

Veronique Pignero: Editor, Etapes

Christine Moosmann: Journalist, Etapes and AIGA online magazine

Kirsty Allison: Editor, Dazed and Confused/Dazed Digital

Maglinis Elias: Kathimerini

Dimitris Fakinos: Journalist & editor, + design

Design Walk Workshop

Design Walk Workshop

Design Walk Workshop Outcome

Design Walk Workshop Outcome

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2009)

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2009)

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2009)

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2009)

Beautiful Losers (2008)

Beautiful Losers (2008)

Beautiful Losers (2008)

Beautiful Losers (2008)

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