Alexandros Papalexis

Alexandros Papalexis


Illustrating today, with yesterday's memories

Alexandros Papalexis implements the collage technique on a large scale, in order to create many of his illustrations. Apart from the photography material (which is in many cases very old), he makes extensive use of prints, symbols, letters, historical machine designs, maps and his own natural designs. He definitely takes advantage of his own childhood memories, but he doesn't stop there. Within his every work, design, typography and photography are running through the centuries with a sense of romance and nostalgia for everything that has been lost and is no longer around us (apart from some that are being kept in museums). Above all, it is clear from his work that design has been evolved through the centuries in the most important language in this world, the language of heart, imagination, sensitivity and change.


BIOGRAPHY

In 1991 Alexandros Papalexis graduated from the Department Of Graphic Arts and Design in Athens and since then he is working as graphic designer, illustrator and as a type designer.
-There are hundreds of CDs and music collection designed by him. For example he has collaborated with music companies like EMI-MUSIC, BLUE NOTE RECORDS, EMI-CLASSICS, UNIVERSAL, VIRGIN, SONY-MUSIC and singers like MIKIS THEODORAKIS, MANOS HADJIDAKIS, THANOS MIKROUTSIKOS, GARRY BARTON, MIMIS PLESSAS, XARIS ALEXIOU, MARIA FARANTOURI, GIORGOS DALARAS, DULCE PONTES and many others.
-He has also worked as art director in magazines and as an illustrator in the book publishing industry.
-He has collaborated with The Greek Festival for the design of cultural events, The Athens Concert Hall and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
-He has created corporate identities for many companies
-in 2009 he won a merit award at the EVGE Design Awards for creating three sample lists of special papers for the company Chartorama. These books include paper samples by international companies such as ZANDERS, ARJOWIGGINS, ZUBER-RIEDER. Specific paper grades were implemented during the printing process in order to promote the papers' exceptional quality.

Designing typography characters
Since 1998, Alexandros Papalexis has been collaborating with the top greek type foundry Parachute, and has already designed 10 typefaces for its catalog. Along with Panos Vassiliou, he has been responsible for several promotional activities of the company's fonts (catalogs, flyers, poster, t-shirt) in the Greek, but also in the international market. In the last 4 years, the company has been awarded with an equal number of European awards.

All works by Alexandros Papalexis (8 pictures)

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