Recently i designed the characters for Alpha Omega Translations’ “Language Maestro” section, to be used on their FB page. Language Maestro is an online question and answer column where we learn all about the origin, meaning, etymology of various words. The brief was that they wanted a set of characters, one confused and one knowlegable, to be used as icons. In round 1, the owl and the men were selected from a whole lot of rough idea sketches. Then the owl was illustrated in 3 different styles for AOT to choose from. The first style was chosen so I then went ahead and created the rest of the characters using the same technique. Done.
For the past months i’ve been busy drawing hiking trails and paths as part of the project “Paths of Culture”, that Elliniki Etairia, Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage is implementing together with various municipalities around Greece. The project aims to give new life to trails with natural beauty and historical importance, and promote hiking and eco-friendly tourism beyond the summer season, thus stimulating local economies.
So far i’ve sketched out and designed the signs for 2 trails, the Aporthianos path on the island of Patmos, and the Pine-Forest trail in Marathonas. The style is purposely childish and the angles and perspective are off. There’s even a smiling octapus in the sea, that i dont think is actually there, and nor does he smile. This is to make it more friendly and appealing, and less like an actual “to-scale”, serious map.
Its a super fun project and there’s more to come!
So Christmas has been suprisingly busy this year, work wise. But i’ve also had alot of fun projects. Like making Christmas cards with the kids i teach English to…
And i also managed to whip up a poster and flyer for my good friends at Dress Affair who had their Christmas party that was as usual a massive success!
Christmas has come and gone… a few days before, Athens Voice called me to Illustrate their “Xmas & the City” article. If you want to see it and read the article go to AthensVoice, and check out what there is to do and see in Athens over the holidays. Despite what we’re going through right now we can still have fun! Merry Christmas!
Here are a few stills from a TV teaser for MEGA TV’s new show “Pisw sto Spiti”. I was contacted by Design Park to illustrate the advertisement, which i call a 2D/3D marionette, photo-collage mix. I pieced together photos to create the scenes & backround. The characters are made up of the actors real head shots from different angles, & their bodies are actually my friends and family who very patiently dressed up as told, and stood around in weird positions while i photographed them, and then chopped their head off! Haha!
I had so much help from everyone during the month i had to finish this project and i am really happy with the result. Cant wait until my next animation project.
If you want to see the actual advertisement then you can see it here. (P.S. Only my Dad got to keep his head. Thats him at 0:18, wearing a fake moustache!)
The reason i’m not posting much lately is because i am SUPER busy planning my wedding. A friend joked that “the reason they make it so difficult to get married is so you NEVER EVER want to do it again” which is sounding less like a joke and more like the ultimate truth. So much to do, so little time…
As part of the Artist Marketplace, i was asked to submit my scribbled and sketched Moleskine to be displayed along with those of several other Athenian artists in the shop window display of Mah Jong. Now i just found out my little black book and all the rest, will be moving to a new display in the window of the new Elefteroudakis book store on Panepistimiou street, opening tomorrow! I must go visit it there too!