WEB MEMORIAL EXHIBITION - Freddie Carabott (1924 - 2011)
received from Dimitris Arvanitis

Freddie Carabott
1924.04.05 Athens (GR) - 2011.10.15 Athens (GR)
Frederick Vincent Carabott

He was born in Athens in 1924. In 1943-1945 he took part in the Resistance, was imprisoned and taken to Germany. Later he studied graphic design at the Chelsea and St. Martin's schools in London. Upon his return to Athens he worked in advertising, publishing and graphic design. From 1958 to 1967 he served as art advisor to the National Tourist Organisation; his work for the NTO was awarded in international competitions. This was followed by the establishment, together with M. Katzourakis, D. Tsopelas and P. Kannavos, of "K & K - Athens Advertising Centre" and by a series of Rizzoli awards (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969) for the best Greek advertisement.

In 1965 the Greek State presented him with the Golden Cross of the Order of the Phoenix for his outstanding contribution to the development of graphic design in Greece. In 1968 he became member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). After 1979 he works as a freelancer. His work has been hosted in many international and local exhibitions and published in Greek and foreign publications.

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