The "Δεν Ξεχνώ" symbol was created on August 14, 1974, the day Attila II cut Cyprus in half. Hearing the news on the radio, I had an image of Cyprus being stabbed, and visualized the Attila line as a slow flux of blood ebbing down the island. I was the owner of an advertising agency - I called my art director Dimitri Georgiopoulos, gave him a map of the island and the copy. The rest is history.
We printed a few thousand stickers, send them out to the media and we were overwhelmed with requests for more. We printed as many as we could afford, gave out copies of the artwork to anybody requesting the right to print, prepared translations in many languages (Greek students all over the world asked for them). We received hundreds of letters - the most important being one by Archbishop Makarios.
This symbol has now practically become public domain - very few people remember its origins. But for me it remains something very personal: a tribute to the parts of Cyprus - Kyrenia, Bellapais, Salamis, Famagusta - which I had visited and loved three years before the invasion.