Festival Design

Festival Design
Festival Design © Vasilis Marmatakis

“For us, the Monheim Triennale feels like a movie. A movie in which the director, actors and locations are known, but the story has yet to be told.” — Reiner Michalke, director of the Monheim Triennale

Already for the festival design of the first Monheim Triennale we were able to win the Greek graphic artist Vasilis Marmatakis. Marmatakis has created the graphic design for the films of Yorgos Lanthimos "The Lobster" (2015), "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (2017), "The Favourite" (2018) and "Nimic" (2019), among others.

For the Monheim Triennale II, Vasilis Marmatakis has developed the series "Acoustic Oscillations". This series of graphics is based on actual audio oscillations and is reminiscent of musical scores. The new series consistently continues the series of "Mesh Covers" that Marmatakis developed for Monheim Triennale I.

About the artist

Vasilis Marmatakis studied graphic design at Camberwell College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, and he did research at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. He worked as an art director in advertising and in 2003 developed the design studio MNP as a co-founder, realizing cross-media projects in print, film, exhibition and web design.

Since 2009 Vasilis Marmatakis has been working as a freelance artist and graphic designer. He also teaches as a guest lecturer at Vakalo Art & Design College in Athens. Among other projects, Marmatakis has designed advertising posters and titles for the films of internationally renowned director and filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. Marmatakis' work has been published and presented internationally - including in Holland, Great Britain, Cyprus, Belgium, Germany, Cuba and Austria - as well as winning numerous awards in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Athens, Greece.