Designer Yannis Karlopoulos’s Work is a Celebration of Greek History and Culture

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Yannis Karlopoulos is, among other things, an amateur poet. But this isn’t one of his lines. “I write this when I find a typewriter,” explains the influential Greek graphic designer, standing in his basement studio in the central Athens neighborhood of Petralona. The phrase is a pangram – a sentence featuring every letter of the alphabet used by designers to test out fonts – invented by Karlopoulos to check the letters on his vintage Olivettis, Olympias, and Bar-Lets; flea market finds that form a fraction of the archive collected in the designer’s basement studio… 

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