Πέμπτη, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Creating a small book as a personalized wedding gift







Art direction: Dimitris Klonos
Graphic design: Dimitris Klonos
Illustrations: Dimitris Klonos
Copywriter: Ioanna Laitmer
Concept: Ioanna Laitmer

This was a really interesting project. My friend Ioanna came up with a very interesting concept for a wedding gift. The friends and relatives of the couple wrote small stories about the groom and bride. All the stories are connected through a word or phrase that the previous writer passes to the next.

So we collected all those stories and created a small book. The book is the actual present and it is the outcome of the collaborative work of all the friends and relatives.

We enriched the layout with colorful illustrations inspired by the stories.

The illustrations are first roughly hand sketched on paper. After scanning, each illustration is redesigned with the pen tablet in vector form. Photographs were also used as references.

It came out really sweet, I hope you like it!

Τετάρτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Creative two color baby on board vinyl sticker






Graphic design: Dimitris Klonos
Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Print production: Opus Decor

This is a creative way to inform other drivers that you carry a baby on your car.

It is actually a two color vinyl sticker. The base color is fluo yellow and the top vinyl is black.

Especially the fluo gives the sticker great visibility from a long distance.

I hope you like my little bat girl sticker!

Σάββατο, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Improvised surreal illustration



Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

This is an improvised illustration. It begun as a pencil sketch. Then the sketch was scanned and the basic vector lines were designed over it. I finished the illustration by adding the colors the shadows and the highlights in separate layers.

I usually create these illustrations beginning from a key element and then building the rest around it. In this situation the improvisation begun from the little tower in the low right corner.

It has not a specific meaning. With these kind of illustrations I want to trigger thoughts in the viewer's mind in a dialectic way between the art and the person.

I hope you like it.

Παρασκευή, 10 Ιουνίου 2016

Poster design for the 5th exhibition of Xilo Psifida team


Art direction: Dimitris Klonos
Graphic design: Dimitris Klonos
Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Client: Xilo psifida

Xilo psifida is an artistic team located in Keratsini (Greece - Attiki). The team is producing wood carvings and mosaics. You can view their work here.

Every year the team creates an exhibition to present the works of the year to the public.

This is a poster for their 5th annual exhibition that begins Saturday, June 25 2016.

For that poster, I created a visual that combines wood carving with mosaic art. I used the mallet and the gouge to represent woodworking and a geometrical motif with mosaic texture.


Σάββατο, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Vector infographic for Phytotesting


Art direction: Dimitris Klonos
Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Client: Phytotesting

This infographic is created in order to explain the "cotton field trials and seed processing" for Phytotesting.

All the graphic elements are vector and created as simple as possible, in order for the viewer to understand a complex scientific procedure easily.

Phytotesting offers a range of cottom breeding and variety evaluation services.

Photorealistic packaging mockups and retouch for Mellin honey





Mockup Illustrations: Dimitris Klonos
Retouch: Dimitris Klonos
Photography: Dimitris Petratzas
Client: Mellin

This is a photorealistic approach of the product Mellin. 90% of the work is CGI. Photographs have been used as a base of study in all the paper packages. The glass bottles are photos slightly retouched with the safety tape created on the computer. The silver logo on the package has also been photographed.

We decided to present the packshots this way, in order to have a perfect outcome on all the product's flavours.

Logo and guidelines for "Thessalia" butcher shop







Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Logo design: Dimitris Klonos

I was asked to create a logo for the traditional butcher shop "Thessalia".

The logo is based in the aesthetics of etching in order to express the fact that the shop is traditional and has a history of many years.

I have also added elements that express the origins of it's brand name which is  Thessalia area in Greece. I have also added the basic tools of a butcher shop.

Because the logo is fairly complicated I have also created a simpler version of it, in order to cover many cases in it's application.