Born from their shared desire to explore design at all levels, designers Elli Christaki, Evelina Garantzioti and Stergios Galikas established Post-Spectacular Office, a firm based in Thessaloniki, Greece, to work on everything from art direction to exhibition design to object design to architecture “under the frame of narrativity, multitude, nowness and scholastic oddity,” as the trio describes. Now with a team of seven, Post-Spectacular Office develops contemporaneous, idiosyncratic visual languages for each of its projects, revealing glimpses into its thoughtful, research-derived processes; one can see these in, for example, the eye-popping shapes inhabiting the negative space around the person on Anahata Yoga Studio’s high-contrast posters, or the ethereal stretched letterforms that represent the mindfulness of holiday destination Meraviglia Slow Living’s identity. “Some of [our] defining characteristics while developing ideas are research, methodology and open experimentation with mediums, structures, materials, and ideological and narrative systems,” Christaki, Garantzioti and Galikas say. “We try to keep our field [of influences] very wide, knowing that inspiration comes from many unexpected places—the more places, the more connections one can make with what we design.” This playful attitude to Post-Spectacular Office’s practice also explains its desire never to take design too seriously. “We construct microphilosophies continually considering our processes, work ethic and how we communicate our work, reflecting on the importance and the triviality of what we do,” they say. “We always say we want to be sincere—without big design statements but with persistent gestures.”
The visual language of this New York–based photographer highlights the characteristics of her subjects, whether through color, composition or lighting.