Τρίτη, 2 Απριλίου 2013

Athens Pride 2013

Many thanks to archaeologist Despoina Koutsoumba who pointed out this great poster to me yesterday! 

This is the poster used for the Athens Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade for 2013. 



If you don't read Greek, the message on the shield says "Athens is ours" which can be read both as "we 'conquer' Athens" or as "Athena is one of us"

Αθήνα is Athens and Αθηνά is Athena (the goddess) which is why they chose capital letters. 





2 σχόλια:

Homo Homini είπε...

Unfortunatly many were those who were not able to get the message and have insulted the creators of this poster, some miserable lgbts, here in Athens, said it was tragic, some other miserable straight people said it was blasphemous.
I think it is a great and timely poster especially for this fascist period we are going through here in Greece!

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

Well you can't please everyone, that's for sure.
I myself thought it was a very creative way to use Greek antiquity. It also had a great combination of colours and attracts attention - so what more can you ask of an advertisement?