EN DYNAMEI BOOK
A book with a …hole. A mask, a pair of glasses, a way to look through
and see things differently. A different kind of book by people who live
and act differently.
Colibri was tasked with the design of a publication recording the views
and sensibilities of some very special people -the members of
En Dynamei, a group of Down, Asperger, Autism and other syndrome
impaired young men and women and their friends.
They work collectively under the artistic direction of accomplished artists
and exhibit great craftsmanship, creativity and performing ability.
Their theatre performance, ”The Fan Man or How to Dress an Elephant”
has been widely acclaimed as one of the most brilliant Greek productions
in recent years.
The illustrations by Analisa Asa were mixed and (kind of not)
matched with typographic distortions in a layout that looks chaotic
at first glance but manages to support the wealth of messages
and personal narrations of the En Dynamei members themselves.
According to Eleni Dimopoulou, their artistic director, this is a book
”that assists readers to know us and helps them feel that diversity
is a normal case and situation, just as long as you approach it in a natural way”.
The book’s title ”Strength or Weakness” is not present on the cover.
The ”hole” is there to portray the question -”is it something missing,
an omission, a weakness or a way out, an opening, a new angle, a strength?”
Before going through it, please raise it widespread to your eyes and look through it.
In front of a mirror the results will be far better, promise!