Total(itarian) Paradise – a life story in 33 pics by Alpha2Graphic


I first noticed Alpha2Graphic (aka the graphic designer George Makrakis of A2Graphic studio) on instagram & I was immediately surprised by his infinite creativity, fine modern aesthetics, unique iconography, multi-layer "silent comments" on the contemporary society & of course the hidden messages of his (almost) romantic protagonist, the Stormtrooper soldier of the Star Wars.

It looks like I am not the only one who thinks so... More than 136K people from around the world follow the Alpha2Graphic instagram account, appreciating the talent of a 30something designer who was born in Heraklion, Crete & still works there, trying to survive the challenging economic situation in Greece. I really expect a lot from him & I am looking forward to his soon redesigned book covers of Nikos Kazantzakis, the renown Greek writer & philosopher, celebrated internationally for his "Zorba the Greek".

I asked George for a complete story on #dimitrisgoes (instead of his usual stand-alone pictures) and this is what he has just delivered. He didn't give me any title or description, but I think his world view is more timely & evident than ever!

In my opinion, "Total(itarian) Paradise" is a story about people who want to belong but they are -more often than not- disappointed by the system & inevitably left alone...  -Dimitris Tsakoumis


What is life? I ask





And finally realise that you were born & raised to be left outside alone...