Some of the most prominent professionals, researchers, academics and practitioners in the graphic communication field will take part in the conference, among them the following:

Jannis Androutsopoulos
Research Fellow at the Institut fuer Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany.
Typography as a resource of media style: cases from music youth culture

Michalis Arfaras 
Artist and film producer, he teaches 'Sciences of Art and Aesthetic Communication' at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.
Lithography workshop

Dimitris Arvanitis 
Former art director for EMI-Columbia and Minos record companies as well as for magazines such as Jazz, Tahidromos, Periodiko, Difono, Jazz & Tzaz. He is working as a designer of record sleeves, posters and books.
1979-2002: The landscape of typography

Phil Baines
Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. He has worked as a freelance designer. Together with C. Dixon he curates the college's archive 'Central Lettering Record'.
Balancing acts: 1. designing and teaching, 2. technology and thinking

Angelos Bakas 
Graphic and typeface designer. He teaches graphic design at the University of Wales College Newport, UK. Writer, editor and designer of the Acro magazine.
The Conference experience: a publishing project (workshop) 

Hristina Banou 
She is completing her PhD thesis titled "Iconography and jewel for the Greek books printed in Italy, 15th-17th century" in the Dept of History, Ionian University. She has written articles about the history and decoration of the Greek printed book.
From manuscript to printed material, from the printed material to electronic printing: similarities and differences. The role of the history of the book.

Nicolas Barker
Has been Production Director, Oxford University Press, Deputy Keeper,
British Library, with responsibility for conservation and (latterly)
special materials, William Andrews Clark Visiting Professor, U.C.L.A.,
Fellow of the British Academy, and Sandars Reader in Bibliography,
Cambridge University.
Nicolas Barker is currently Editor, The Book Collector (since 1965),
Chairman, The Laurence Sterne Trust, The London Library, Library
Committee, Royal Horticultural Society, and The Type Museum; Libraries
Adviser, The National Trust and House of Commons; member of council,
Leather Conservation Centre and Chetham's Library; Governor, St
Bride Foundation; Trustee and Deputy Chairman, The Pilgrim Trust.
Consultant to Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia; Royal Ontario
Museum, Toronto; University Library, University of California at Los
Angeles; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
His publications include: (Ed.) S.Morison, Politics and Script, ed.
(1972), Stanley Morison (1972), The Oxford University Press and the
Spread of Learning (1978), (Ed.) J.Carter & G.Pollard, An Enquiry into
the Nature of Certain Nineteenth-Century Pamphlets, ed. (1984), Aldus
Manutius and the Development of Greek Script & Type in the Fifteenth
Century (1985; second edition, 1992), Hortus Eystettensis: the
Bishop's Garden and Besler's Magnificent Book (1994; Premio
Felice Feliciano, 1995), Thomas Trevilian's Great Book (2000)

Petr van Blokland 
He has worked as an independent designer. He teaches at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Running the design process as game simulation

Andrew Boag 
Co-founder of Boag Associates, London, a "Typographic problem solving" company. He has taught typography at the University of Reading (1985-1990) and was Special Projects Manager at Monotype Typography. Mr Boag has been the UK judge for 'Linotype international type design competition'. 
One small step: designing invoices for the UK's Royal Mail

Garrett Boge 
Owner & principal of LetterPerfect Fonts, he has designed more than a dozen original typefaces & produced over a hundred custom and proprietary faces for major companies such as Hallmark, Viacom, Microsoft, Monotype, Apple Computer. His most recent interest is reviving historical lettering styles.
The Legacy of Letters Digital Photo Archive: tracing the evolution of roman letterforms from archaic greek through the invention of printing.

John H. Bowman 
Programme Director for Library & Information Studies, School of Library, Archive & Information Studies, University College, London.
The fine printing of Greek in Britain and its types

Chistopher Burke 
Typographer, typeface designer and type historian. He has worked at Monotype typography, UK and has taught at the University of Reading (1996-2001). Among other typefaces he has also designed a sanserif called Pragma.
A typographer's approach to typeface design

Petra Cerne Oven
She is working for a PhD about the special characters in Slavic languages at the Dept of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK. She works as a free-lance designer and has received a Typographic Excellence Award from the 'Type Directors Club' of New York (1999).
CE demystified - the development of special characters in slavic languages 

Costis Dallas
Chairman and senior researcher of criticalpublics.com, and lecturer in the Dept of Communication and Mass Media, Panteion University, where he teaches courses on arts management, museum communication and cultural heritage informatics. His research interests include cultural heritage strategy and communication, the impact of information technology on the arts, cultural information systems, and hypermedia application design. He holds MPhil and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford, and has served in management and advisory positions in the Benaki Museum, the Foundation of the Hellenic World, and in the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs of Greece.
Electronic communication in the arts: form, function and context

Simon Daniels 
Member of the Microsoft typography group, he is responsible for Microsoft's typography Web site.
Type on the web - 2002

Christos Diafas 
Creative Director, copy oriented he has been working in advertising since 1979. Co-founder/Creative Head of Point Zero Advertising (1989-2001). Corporate Creative Director of the BBDO Group/Greece (2001-). He has created numerous well-known slogans and has designed the Greek font Duffy.
Message in Wonderland

Milena Dobreva 
Associate Professor at the Telecommunications Dept, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Sofia. Research Fellow since 1992, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics. She holds a M.Sc. Informatics, Sofia University and a PhD in Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.
Use of the information technology for presentation of the medieval written cultural heritage 

Mary Dyson  
Lecturer in the Dept of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK. She has been trained in experimental psychology, teaches Electronic Publishing, has completed evaluation studies (multimedia in museums, online access to collections) and detailed experiments exploring factors which affect reading from screen.
Legibility on screen: what do we think versus what do we know?

Elisabeth Georgiadou
Elisabeth Georgiadou studied Graphic Arts and Photography in the Technological Institute of Athens. She has completed her Masters degree in Image Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury and has awarded a PhD in Educational Hypermedia from De Montfort University, UK (thesis: "Web-based Courseware in Higher Education: A Proposed Framework", 1998). Her research was presented at a number of international conferences. She now works in Greece as a teacher of Graphic Arts and Computing in secondary education and as a part-time lecturer in Technological Institute of Thessaloniki persuing her research on the field of educational hypermedia systems and the evaluation of these systems.
Marshal McLuhan's Global Village and the Internet

Demetris Fakinos
Publisher of Delta D, design magazine
Greek graphic design magazines

Vassilys Fourkas
Vassilys Fourkas graduated in Civil Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. He then followed a post-graduate research programme in the area of computer-simulation techniques in urban planning, University of Venice, Dept. of Architecture, Italy. He completed his PhD studies on "urban cyberspace planning", University of Manchester, School of Planning and Landscape. He is currently lecturing and works as a Researcher and Webmaster at the Spatial Development Research Unit, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Development, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Cyber-space: theoretical approaches

Stephan Fuessel 
Professor at the Institut fuer Buchwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet, Germany. 
Future of typography, digital ink and digital paper

Yannis Haralambous  
Professor in Computer Science at the Ecole Nationale Supereure des Telecommunications de Bretagne, France. Co-developer of the 'Omega' typesetting system. Former director of 'Atelier Fluxus Virus'.
Keeping Greek typography alive

Manos Haritatos 
Co-founder of the 'Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive' (ELIA), a cultural non-profit organization which aims to collect, preserve, organize, study and publish archival and printed material of the 19th and 20th centuries. He has contributed to the writing of two books: The History of the Greek cigarette and The History of the Greek Biscuit.
Press and typography at ELIA: collection, preservation, development 

Vangelis Hatzitheodorou 
Lecturer at TEI, Athens. Section Manager of Image and Identity, Athens 2004.
Sign system and information design management

Panayiotis Haratzopoulos
Cannibal was established in the beginning of 1996. The company's initial founders were Panayiotis Haratzopoulos and Yiannis Kouroudis both of which are leading professionals in the field of graphic and typeface design. Two widely experienced and acknowledged designers, Yiannis Karlopoulos and Dimitris Arvanitis, joined the company later on and enriched Cannibal's typeface collection with both original and derivative typeface designs. Several significant designers such as Takis Katsoulidis, Hector Haralambous, Aggelos Bakas, Vlasis Fotinos, Konstantinos Spaliaras, Paris Koutsikos and Vladimir Radibratovic, all posessing excellent knowledge in typography, joined Cannibal during the following years. During the past three years Cannibal has signed exclusive distribution and hellenization agreements with some of Europe's and America's leading typeface companies such as Agfa Monotype, International Typeface Corporation, Fontshop International and Emigre Graphics. Through these co-operations Cannibal succeded in keeping up-to-date with all the latest developments in the software and computer technology fields, specializing in the design and distribution of typefaces, which cover all designers’ creative and technical needs.
Greek type design

Justin Howes
Justin Howes is a typographer, type designer, and historian. Recent book design projects have included the British Library’s new study of 'The Doves Press', by Marianne Tidcombe, an edition of William Tyndale's New Testament, and bibliophile editions for the Roxburghe Club. He is Chairman of the Friends of St Bride Printing Library. In 1998 ITC released his ITC Founder's Caslon, and he has since completed the series with an additional eleven sizes, marketed exclusively through H. W. Caslon & Company Limited. He co-edited Edward Johnston’s 'Lessons in Formal Writing' (1986), has written the definitive account of 'Johnston's Underground Type' (2000).
A new species of type: Edward Daniel Clarke and the revival of the Grecian sanserif

John Hudson  
Co-founder of Tiro Typeworks, Vancouver. He was awarded a special award in the 'Kyrillitsa 99' type design competition for his "outstanding contribution to the development of Cyrillic typography and international typographic communications". He has designed two new Greek sans and typefaces for Linotype Library.
Making connections: Old Greek ligatures, new font technologies

Sadik Karamustafa 
More than twenty years ago he founded his own design studio, Vice President of Icograda (1995-1998), he has won more than 40 national awards for his work and the special prize in the '4th Asian Graphic Poster Triennial', Seoul, Korea in 2000. Mr Karamustafa is a member of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
From 'Hatt' to 'Type' - a typographic Odyssey

Peter Karow
Co-founder of the company URW, Software & Type GmbH. He has worked on the hz-program in order to use the power of computers to improve the micro-typography of texts, has given international presentations on numerous conferences and has written many articles. He got 14 patents for DTP related methods and wrote several books (Digital Typefaces, Font Technology, Typeface Statistics).
Digital Typography

Viktor Koen
Viktor Koen was born in 1967 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a BFA from
the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem and an MFA with honors
from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Regularly published in The New
York Times Book Review, Bloomberg Personal, Money, Forbes. Clients include:
Atlantic Records, Roadrunner Records, Delta Airlines, IBM, Random House,
Doubleday Books, Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Man's
Journal, Esquire, Fortune, Smart Money, Business Week, Wall Street
Journal, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune.
Mr. Koen serves on the faculty of Parsons School of Design and he is a Masters Thesis Advisor for the School of Visual Arts in New York. His award winning paintings, prints and books are shown in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Dimitris Kourkoutis
Dimitris Kourkoutis has studied 'Creative Typography' at the Ecole Superieure Estienne des arts et industries graphiques in Paris. He is a Graphic designer.
Greek signage experience: Renovation of the information system for the athenian trolleybuses.

Sylvia Krzemien
In transition. A brief introduction in Greek graphic design and typography.

David Lemon 
Member of the Adobe type team since 1986 where he sits -literally and figuratively- between the designers and engineers. He has been working on OpenType since 1996.
Type and technology

Gerry Leonidas 
Lecturer in the Dept of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK and Course Director of the MA in Typeface Design. He is practicing designer of Greek and Latin typefaces and a regular consultant on typography and type design. He has published book reviews and articles on typography and is currently completing a PhD on the relationship of the design processes of Greek and Latin digital typefaces. 
Developing Greek Typefaces outside Greece: an account of the last five years

Ole Lund 
Associate Professor, Faculty of Technology Gjovik University College, Norway, where he teaches 'Ergonomics in digital media' and 'Graphic communication and typographic design'. He has been the book reviews editor of Information Design Journal and is a member of the Norwegian "Council of higher design education".
Evidence based typography

Alan Marshall
After fifteen years spent in various branches of the printing industry Alan Marshall obtained a Ph.D. in History from Grenoble University for a study of the development of early commercial phototypesetting. Recent editorial activities include an interactive educational computer game about Gutenberg and the invention of printing for the French multimedia producer Infogrames, the translation of Claude Mediavilla’s major study Calligraphy, and contributions to the forthcoming Dictionnaire encyclopedique du livre. He has also written extensively for various European graphic arts magazines and has organized several exhibitions (L’Imprimerie a l’ere de l’informatique ; Marius Audin, un imprimeur-erudit de l’entre-deux-guerres) and conferences (Rene Higonnet, Louis Moyroud et l'invention de la photocomposition moderne). He has recently been appointed director of the Lyon Printing Museum and is an active member of the Lyon-based Institut d'histoire du livre.
Beyond the old books / new technology dichotomy: rethinking the 20th century printing history in a museum context.

Klimis Mastoridis 
Director of the University of Macedonia Press and Chairman of alterVision, typography & visual communication ltd. Fellow of the Institute of Printing, UK, he was responsible for the academic part of the first ever international conference about typography held in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992. Author of the books Reproduction and printing issues and Casting the Greek newspaper and editor of Hyphen, a typographic forum.
The DIDOT 1992 typographic seminar in Thessaloniki; Ten years after

George Matthiopoulos 
Lecturer at TEI, Athens. He is head of the design team at the Greek Font Society.
Past of lead and digital future; Design peculiarities of the Greek alphabet

James Mosley 
Former librarian or the St. Bride Printing Library/London and Visiting Professor in the Dept of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, UK.
"A noble simplicity and a calm greatness": what is meant by "neoclassical" typography?

Dimitris Natsios
Dimitris Natsios is a philologist, researcher and Head of the 'General Archives of the State-Chamber of Phthiotida'. 
The Press in Lamia as a means of communication and information between the peoples of Phthiotida and the occupied Thessaly, 1856-1881

Maria Nicholas 
Senior Creative Director at Kaplan Inc./New York, where she oversees the company's brand evolution and directs projects across a broad variety of media. Her thesis was entitled "A History of 20th Century Greek Advertising" (Syracuse University, USA).
Is punctuation dead? Use and misuse in the digital age

Anna Panagiotarea
The future of writing and of the Press in relation to electronic journalism

Hrant Papazian
Hrant Papazian is an Armenian native of Lebanon; his perspective on written communication was formed at the crossroads of three competing visual cultures. A multimedia designer by trade, his true love remains the black-and-white, but colorful world of non-Latin typeface design, with commissions from Agfa, Unitype, the Narod Cultural Institute and IKEA.
Shall we dance?

Dimitris Pavlopoulos 
Art historian, author of the books Engraving, Graphic arts: history, techniques, methods and Issues on Neohellenic sculpture.
Zincography in Greece

Anastasios Politis 
Assistant Professor at the Dept of Graphic Arts Technology, Athens (TEI) since 1981. He is working as an entrepreneur since 1989 through his enterprise "POLITIS RESEARCH". He is member of the board at the EGIN (European Graphic/Media Industry Network) and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation as a research scientist at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
Historical and technological development of image reproduction

Jean-Francois Porchez 
He has worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge and has created the new typeface for Le Monde newspapers (1994). He teaches type design at ENSAD/Paris and is Vice President of the AtypI. Mr Porchez regularly gives conferences, contributes to international publications and has published Lettres Françaises, a book in which all contemporary French digital typefaces are displayed.
Cuisine typographique

Apostolos Rizos 
Member of the alterVision team he has participated in the establishment of "alternation visual projects" and has worked for a 3-year period in the area of graphic design and advertising (till 1994). He is currently working on a PhD thesis about the history and design of the Greek poster.
Greek poster 1900-1950; Integration and characteristics of the component parts

Barry Roseman, USA 
Barry Roseman graduated from the undergraduate program at Art Centre College of Design in 1982 and completed a Master's Degree of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Yale University in 1984. He also studied for two years in the post-graduate graphic design program at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. He worked for three years in corporate identity at the New York design firm, Siegel & Gale, and then decided to pursue a career in design education. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches all of the College's typography classes in addition to courses in Basic Design and Letterform and Symbol Design. 
The Design of Transportation Timetables: A Historical Overview with Experimental Journeys in Typographic Education

Manolis Savidis 
Book publisher, responsible for the Hermes and Istos Imprints. Director of the Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies.
Athenian inscriptions, twenty-five centuries later

Triantafyllos Sklavenitis 
Research Director at the National Hellenic Research Foundation.
History of technology of Greek typography; a research programme

Andreas Sophocleous
Andreas Cl. Sophocleous graduated from the Pafos gymnasium and the Paedagogical Academy of Cyprus. He studied Geography at the London University and completed an MA in Mass Communication at Denver University/USA (Fulbright scholarship). In January 1995 he got a PhD from the Department of Communication and Mass Media, Panteion University, Athens. His thesis is titled “The contribution of the First Cypriot Newspapers (1878-1883) to the Protection of Human Rights of the Greeks in Cyprus”. He has been Director of the Press and Information office of the Republic of Cyprus. He is a member of many professional and scientific unions in Cyprus and abroad and has participated in many conferences and international meetings. He has published articles and books on the Cypriot political issue, Communication, Mass Media and Geography. Since 1995 he teaches Communication and Journalism at Intercollege, Nicosia as an associate professor and is conducting research on the History of the Cypriot press. 
The first cypriot printing establishments 1878-1890

Kostas Staikos 
Architect and a well-known book collector, he has been largely involved in research on greek printing history. He has published books such as the Chart of Greek printing: 15th century and The printed Greek books in Vienna 1749-1800.

Paul Stiff 
Reader in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK. Founder editor of Typography papers, the annual book-length collection and editor of Information Design Journal (1989-2000).
Designing for reading

Jannis Stefanakis 
Publisher of the magazine Neo Epipedo (since 1989), he organized the first 'Panhellenic Comics Festival' in Athens and also established the Heirokinito publications. He has published four collector's books about the poetry of famous poets illustrated by his engravings and has produced the Apokalypsi tou Ioannou (folio size), where seven coloured woodcuts were included as well as a sketch and four engravings for E. Kaknavatos' Akari. Mr Stefanakis has taught illustration and free-hand sketching at AKTO college in Athens. He now works as an educator and teaches free-hand sketching and painting at art studios in Rethymno, Crete.
Fine book printing, Lithography workshop

Ìaria Tsantsanoglou
Maria Tsantsanoglou has graduated from the Department of English Literature, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. She holds a PhD in Russian Literature, Lomonosov University, Moscow. She has done research on the Russian Avant-garde, especially worked on visual poetry and the Cubofuturistic book as a product of a synthesis of arts. Maria has served as a Press Attache at the Greek Embassy in Moscow and since 1995 teaches at the Lomonosov University, Moscow. She has organized exhibitions of contemporary art in Moscow and in Greece. Today she works as the curator of the Costakis collection at the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki and teaches Russian Culture of the 20th century at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki. She has translated Russian classic and contemporary texts into Greek.
Typographic experiments in the period of the Russian avant-garde, 1910-1934

Michael Twyman  
Emeritus Professor of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, UK. His research focuses on 19th century printing, and specifically on the early history of lithography. Among his books are included: Lithography 1800-1850, Printing 1770-1970, Early lithographed books, Early lithographed music and The British Library guide to printing. Professor Twyman has recently completed and edited Maurice Rickard's The Encyclopedia of ephemera.
Further thoughts on a schema for the study of graphic language

Vangelio Tzanetatou 
She has studied bookbinding and book restoration at the London College of Printing. Over the past decade she has been working in the rare book restoration field as well as a bookbinder designer. Some of her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Greece and in other european countries.
Bookbinding, limits and horizons at the turn of the century; workshop

Gerard Unger 
Graphic designer, typographer and type designer who also teaches at the University of Reading and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has been designing digital typefaces since 1974 (such as Flora, Swift 2.0, Amerigo, Oranda, Argo, Gulliver, Paradox and Coranto). Professor Unger is responsible for the typeface for the new Dutch road signs and a signage system for Rome was based on his typeface Capitolium. He was awarded with the 'H.N. Werkman Prize' and the 'Maurits Enschedeé Prize'.
How Dutch is Dutch type design?

Karel van der Waarde 
Graphic design researcher based in Elewijt, Belgium, specializing in information design projects. Editor of Information Design Journal and moderator of the Info Design and Info-Design-café discussion lists.
Type in annual reports: principles or pragmatism? Balancing types: texts in annual reports

Panos Vassiliou
Panos Vassiliou has conducted numerous seminars for leading Canadian companies and institutions such as Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank and Sony Canada. Two years after his graduation from the University of Toronto he pursued a teaching career at George Brown College, Canada, first in the Information Systems Department and later in the Media & Graphic Arts Department. He has been co-founder and Creative Director for the Canadian design firm AdHaus, former Publisher of the monthly magazine DNA and Secretary-General for the Hellenic Canadian Congress (Ontario), in charge of cultural and community affairs. Has been designing typefaces since 1993, including commercial fonts as well as commissions from DDB, National Geographic and IKEA. He established Parachute in 1999 as a collaboration of creative minds around the world, in order to offer premium quality fonts to professionals in the graphic arts industry. Two Parachute typefaces, PF ManicAttack and PF Libera, have recently won the national type design competition “EVGE awards 2002”.

Vlassis Vellios 
He has worked as a freelance professional designer in many fields until 1971 and has contributed in developing AKTO, an educational institution in Greece in the field of Art & Design. He has been President of the National Union of Schools of Arts for 10 years. In 2000 he became Emeritus Dr of the Middlesex University in the field of educational organizing and planning.
Visual communication education

Evripides Zantides
Evripides Zantides has a B.A degree in Graphic Communication and a Masters Degree in Graphic Fine Arts. He has worked as a graphic designer and he has been involved in a number of international exhibitions. His work, as a graphic fine artist, has been shown in England, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. He is the Country Delegate of Cyprus for ATypi and a Senior Lecturer of Graphic Communication at Intercollege, in Nicosia, Cyprus. 
Serial thought on everyday graphic symbols. The construction of an "Intertextual visual orchestra".

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