De Griekse minister van Financiën heeft zijn eigen filmposter

epa04603175 Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arrives to speak with media representatives in front of the European Central Bank (EZB) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 04 January 2015. Varoufakis describes his hour-long meeting with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi in Frankfurt as 'constructive.' He saidhe told Draghi the economic crisis in Greece could not be treated using the methods prescribed under the terms of the country's bailout programme. The ECB said it will not be making any statement on the talks. EPA/ARNE DEDERT ANP

De Griekse minister van Financiën is een cultheld aan het worden. Hij heeft nu ook zijn eigen filmposter. Let ook even op de datum (gisteren), die valt samen met de cruciale datum van de Eurogroep-vergadering over de Grieken.

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has only been in office for a couple of weeks, but he’s already turning heads. He got some political and physical admiration from the other side of the political spectrum recently, and the Telegraph’s Ambrose Evans Pritchard called him “the new heart-throb for the thinking German woman.”

But this is even better. It’s movie poster-style artwork from freelance designer and animator Stefanos Papadatos, who lives in Athens. You can find his portfolio of work here. Zoom in on the picture to check out the credits too.

Here it is:

end of austerity

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, looms in the background. In Greece, Merkel and German policy generally are blamed for Greece’s grim economic situation. Schaeuble, Germany’s stern finance minister, also gets a mention as a starring character.

The dates at the top of the poster refer to today’s Eurogroup meeting. Varoufakis is taking Greece’s demands to the emergency conference of European finance ministers to try to get a bridging loan, which would tide the country’s public finances over for several months while a deal on debt is discussed.


    • Mike Bird