Exiled in Athens

'Exiled in Athens' theatrical play is based on the novel 'Crisis' by Arkadios Lefkos. It depicts the existential dread of an Athenian couple during the 30's in a humorous and sarcastic way, echoing at the same time modern day problems as experienced today.

An illustration in Nikos Sideris' familiar style was used in the poster design, sketched with ink on paper. The owl, symbol of Athens since antiquity, is decapitaded. Its celebrated wisdom is lost, and with it, its hospitable character. Its residents experience this loss feeling exiled in their own hometown.

The composition is clear and minimal, with white being the predominant colour. The bold use of serif type points to the city's glorious past, of which only pride remains.