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Ideodromio magazine logo and covers

Contributed by Maria Paganopoulou on May 3rd, 2022. Artwork published in
circa 1978
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    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 1, Jaunary 1978. The main typefaces on this cover are  and .
    Source: www.45worlds.com Uploaded to 45worlds by dr.zoze. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 1, Jaunary 1978. The main typefaces on this cover are Kabel Black and Antique Olive Nord.

    #Ιδεοδρόμιο, αδέσμευτο περιοδικό πολιτικής δράσης και κουλτούρας / φυλλάδα για την παραγωγή αμφισβήτησης (“Ideodromio, independent magazine for political action and cultureand later “mag for the production of contestation”) was a mostly biweekly magazine designed and published by the artist Leonidas Christakis (1928–2009). 67 issues were published between January 1978 and July 1981. After that, it was circulated somewhat erratically during the 1980s, running 126 issues of varying appearance. The magazine was relaunched in 2003, for at least another nine issues.

    Its recognizable logo is based on Flash Bold (Edwin W. Shaar). It remained unaltered for almost all issues of the magazine. While Flash was adopted by Letraset for dry transfer lettering, there probably was no Greek version. Chances are that the capital delta (Δ) is a customized A made by Christakis, with the rest of the letters being repurposed Latin ones. Other type choices on the covers include Greek versions or adaptations of various display faces, including Antique Olive Nord and Futura.

    In terms of format, the magazine is in fact a – smartly concealed – folded newspaper.

    For more info and images, see the Ideodromio.org website as well as the collection by dr.zoze on 45worlds.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 21, February 1979
    Source: www.45worlds.com Uploaded to 45worlds by dr.zoze. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 21, February 1979

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 22, March 1979
    Source: www.45worlds.com Uploaded to 45worlds by dr.zoze. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 22, March 1979

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 18, December 1978, with what appears to be Greek versions of  Extra Bold and  Solid.
    Source: www.ideodromio.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 18, December 1978, with what appears to be Greek versions of Futura Condensed Extra Bold and Blanchard Solid.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 23,  March 1979
    Source: www.ideodromio.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 23, March 1979

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 35, September 1979. The text on the paper in the typewriter is in  Italic.
    Source: www.ideodromio.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 35, September 1979. The text on the paper in the typewriter is in Cooper Black Italic.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 63, April 1981, featuring  Bold and  Bold.
    Source: www.ideodromio.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 63, April 1981, featuring Futura Bold and Pump Bold.

    (νέο) Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 5, 1984
    Source: www.ideodromio.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    (νέο) Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 5, 1984

    (νέο) Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 8, September 1985
    Source: www.ideodromio.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    (νέο) Ιδεοδρόμιο, issue 8, September 1985

    Typefaces

    • Flash
    • Kabel Black
    • Antique Olive Nord
    • Blanchard
    • Futura
    • Pump
    • Cooper Black
    • unidentified typeface

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