“Thalassa” is a series of high-quality, screen-printed and limited t-shirts depicting Greek sea from an idiomatic language perspective. Thalassa (meaning sea in Greek) surrounds Greece and through time it has played a crucial role in forming its geography, climate and economy. At the same time, people’s temperament and daily life are deeply linked to it. The t-shirts imprint the analogies used in Greek everyday language to describe the state of the sea depending on the strength of the wind: as such, it’s compared to oil, little sheep or even white horses. The project is a concept designed for Armiriki Stories as part of a collaboration between Miltos Bottis and Angelina Panagiotopoulou.

Photos: Miltos Bottis