MONTHLY ARCHIVES NOVEMBER 2011

BACK TO THE ANIMALS

THE OPTIMISM MANIFEST

Beetroot designs the new cover of Athens Voice. The AV team celebrates the 8th birthday of the paper, presents the Optimism Manifest and shouts that there is also a positive side of Greece out there!

Στο σκοτάδι Στο φόβο Σηκώνω τη γροθιά μου Στο φως — In darkness In fear I raise my fist To the light

URBAN WILDLIFE

DEAD CATS

DEAD RATS

Can’t see what they were at, all right
Dead cat in a top hat, wow
Sucking on the young man’s blood
Wishing he could come, yeah
Sucking on the soldier’s brain
Wishing it would be the same

Dead cat, dead rat
Can’t you see what they were at?
Fat cat in a top hat
Thinks he’s an aristocrat
Thinks he can kill and slaughter
Thinks he can shoot my daughter

Yeah right! oh yeah!
Oh right! yeeah!

Dead cats, dead rats
Think they’re an aristocrat
Crap, now that’s crap!

The Doors, Absolutely Live

The “Misunderstood” Monsters of Greek Mythology

FRIGHTENING, SHOCKING, STRANGE & UNPREDICTABLE...

A new illustrated book by Mangel-Wurzel

Frightening, shocking, strange and unpredictable, the monsters of Greek Mythology are the antiheroes that have inspired authors such as Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Wilde and Gide, artists like, Rubens, Goya, Ingres and Picasso and have fascinated countless generations of readers and listeners all around the world.
Here, for the first time, the monsters of Greek Mythology get to tell their story!
The original myths are coupled by the monsters’ own version of their story, all in sharp and witty original verse by Anastasia Tentokali and appropriately translated for the english version by Fanis Skourtis. The brand new book by Mangel-Wurzel book is lavishly designed and illustrated in smart neo-black-figure style colors by Beetroot (red dot Design Agency of the year 2011).

Purchase online the Greek or the English version.

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Designing the “thousand drachmas”

Beetroot designs for LIFO the “thousand drachmas” bank note.
Despite the nostalgia of our former currency, we realize –to alter the words of I. Montanelli- that the return to drachma would be nothing else but the gloomy epilogue of “a nation that never managed to become international”. In the design for our “thousand drachmas” we show key moments in our history, from the more iconic and stereotypical, to the events that leaded to our economic plunge, next to the keys of our new Mercedes sports car.

Lifo's article on the “thousand drachmas” bank note

Lifo's cover