Panos Haratzopoulos is a Greek designer, educator, and type expert.
He founded Fonts.gr, Greek Digital Types (originally known as Cannibal) in 1995 together with Yannis Kouroudis,
aiming to enrich and refresh Greek typography.
He provides consulting services related to the design of Greek characters in many
Type Foundries and independent designers around the world (Lineto,
Letters from Sweden, Klim Type,
ABC Dinamo, House Industries and many more).
Since 2008 he has been designing Greek extensions for the award-winning Commercial Type Foundry.
He has designed original fonts and electronic publications for Museums, Companies and Organizations in Greece and abroad
(Hellenic Republic, European Parliament, Onassis Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Publications, Banks, Telecommunications, and more).
His collaboration with Yannis Karlopoulos and Vasilis Georgiou in “Stella Project” (2013-2018), a study in the forgotten art of calligraphy of the 50s, 60s and 70s, gained great publicity in Greece. It led to the production of original fonts widely used in Greek packaging and branding, an exhibition at the Benaki Museum, a documentary on ERT3 public television and a series of lectures and workshops in Greece and Cyprus.
From 2010 to 2018, he taught Typography and Typographic Design at the School of Graphic Design of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens (now University of West Attica - PADA).
From 2012 to 2014, he was responsible for the art direction of the electronic publications of ITYE Diofantos.
Since 2014 he has been the creative director of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the Paris-based intergovernmental organization responsible for overseeing and organizing World Expos and other international exhibitions.
In 2020 he participated as part of the design team of Repositioning Greece under the supervision of Steve Vranakis, where, among other things, he designed the new official fonts of the country. The new Image and Identity are expected to be officially presented within 2021.
Panos Haratzopoulos has contributed to many publications in industry journals and has given exhibitions, seminars and lectures at scientific conferences.