Gülizar Çepoğlu

Recent articles by Gülizar Çepoğlu

Critical heat on the Aegean coast

Issue 89, Winter 2014


A workshop in a remote Turkish village gave international students a chance to explore what…

Recent blog posts by Gülizar Çepoğlu

Word pictures from Yahşibey

19 February 2015

A workshop for students in Turkey aimed to focus on graphic design’s value and responsibilities, says organiser and lecturer Gülizar Çepoğlu
This summer in the small village of Yahşibey, near the city of Izmir in Turkey, I headed an international workshop on design activism inspired by the Gezi protests, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu.

Graphic protests inspire laughter and hope

28 March 2014

In the run-up to the Turkish elections, designers satirise the actions of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Report by Gülizar Çepoğlu.
A deluge of satirical poster designs and artworks have become a powerful form of protest for Turkish people, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu.

Portrait of a revolution

4 July 2013

How social media gave voice to the Turkish people. Gülizar Çepoğlu reports from Istanbul
Technology has helped forge rebel into artist … and artist into insurgent, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu. Creativity becomes activism through posters, photographs, videos and slogans.

On the shores of the Bosphorus

11 January 2010

East meets West at International Istanbul Graphic Design Week
Grafist, International Istanbul Graphic Design Week, has been taking place since 1997, writes Gülizar Çepoğlu. Organised by Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Grafist is produced in collaboration with GMK/The Turkish Society of Graphic Designers and is endorsed by ICOGRADA.