Δευτέρα, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2011

TVC and Print ad for DEREE, The American College of Greece

video


Art Directors: Dimitris Klonos, Kostas Papadimitriou
Copywriter: Katerina Androuli, Eleni Stamataki
Creative Director: Catherine Chryssanthacopoulou
Advertising agency: LOWE ATHENS


This is a campaign created for the American College of Greece in order to communicate 
DEREE's Undergraduate studies. 

The campaign is developed around the mind maps of two real Deree graduates. A mind map is a diagram of linked thoughts on a subject. The mind map uses both words and visual elements in order to triger higher brain activity and memorability.

So we used the mind map as a visual vehicle in order to create interesting testimonials
of the two DEREE graduates. 

The mind maps were created by hand one by one!

Παρασκευή, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Illustration and layout design for "The Labors of Heracles" presentation!












Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Presentation creator: Antonis Kocheilas

This is a presentation about the current situation in Advertising industry. 
The creative vehicle of this presentation is Hercules and it's labors.

So I've created a series of illustrations with the labors of hercules. 
The layout and the aesthetics of the presentation, are inspired by
ancient Greek black ink vessel illustrations.

The illustrations also have a sketchy, humorous feel. 
They are created originally by hand and then vectorized 
on the computer. 

Hope you like it!


Download or view, the whole presentation

Πέμπτη, 28 Ιουλίου 2011

Print Ad for LOWE ATHENS



Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Copywriter: Katerina Androuli, Eleni Stamataki
Creative Director: Catherine Chryssanthacopoulou
Advertising agency: LOWE ATHENS
Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Client: LOWE ATHENS

This is a print AD created for LOWE ATHENS
advertising agency in order to celebrate
the fact that in 2011, LOWE ATHENS is the
2nd most effective agency in Europe
according to the effie effectiveness index 
and WARC.

In very difficult times for the Greek economy,
a not so big agency like LOWE ATHENS,
managed to achieve effectiveness for it's
clients.

This is a fact worth both celebration
and satisfaction!

Σάββατο, 23 Ιουλίου 2011

Print ad for Eurobank private banking



Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Copywriter: Katerina Androuli, Eleni Stamataki
Creative Director: Catherine Chryssanthacopoulou
Advertising agency: LOWE ATHENS
Illustration: Ampoo
Client: Eurobank EFG

This is a print ad celebrating one of 
Eurobank's private banking awards.

The ad was created for 
the World finance magazine wich
has recently awarded Eurobank's
private banking.

Ink Mail society Logo



Designer: Dimitris Klonos
Client: Ink mail society

Ink mail society was created by friends,
who want to revive the handwriting and exchange
of traditional mail. 

So they wanted a logo that would act as 
a stamp. They actually produced the stamp
in order to be printed in each member's 
letter.

The Logo should be simple and ofcourse 
with a single colour, in order to be easily
converted to a stamp, without losing
it's basic forms.

They also wanted  a stamp (you've got 
ink mail) that would be printed outside
each envelope they send.

I embrace such activities with admiration
and enthousiasm. I wish them the best
for their efforts.

Παρασκευή, 8 Ιουλίου 2011

3D character modeling


3D Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Character design: Dimitris Klonos

This is the first time, I've managed to create
a 3D model out of a hand made sketch.

Practice makes you better and after many
attempts, I believe I'm getting close to
decent character modeling.

It's a very interesting process and I really
enjoy digitalizing my hand drawings, because
you still have the hand's natural feel,
combined with a digitalized modern
effect!

Hope you like it!

     Hand made sketch

     Wireframe



Σάββατο, 18 Ιουνίου 2011

3D character modeling


3D Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

This 3D character modeling attempt.
I draw the blueprints of a face, I scanned them
and placed them in my 3d workspace.

I've created it polygon by polygon based 
on my blueprints. I've only designed half of the face, 
I've put it in a symmetry object and the rest 
just mirrored itself.

It's my first let's say successful attempt
of drawing a face in 3D. 

Although it's a very painfull procedure, I really
enjoy these things. It's also amazing
the fact, that every time I try this type of
modeling I become better and better.

Although I'm still far far far away from
perfection.

Anyway, hope you like it!

Πέμπτη, 16 Ιουνίου 2011

3D Face and forms


3D Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

This is a face modeling experiment using the box modeling
technique. Once again I left my subconscious mind
unfold. 

Still learning the mysteries of the 3D world, I tried
to express my self through  the computer
once again.

I haven't used scanned blueprint sketches. 
Everything just come out, through improvisation.
Hope you like it.

Δευτέρα, 6 Ιουνίου 2011

Leaf chair


3D Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Industrial design: Dimitris Klonos

I really like design concepts that are inspired by nature.
I believe nature can provide us with endless inspirations
for everything.

I wanted to design a chair that would reflect
calmness. So I thought that a folded leaf, a symbol
of nature's harmony would provide me with an 
interesting form.

I imagine reading a book or, relaxing after work 
in a chair like that. Like a lazy insect
that found refuge on a nice fresh beautiful leaf.

I hope you like my leaf chair, maybe some day
someone would meditate on one of these!


Σάββατο, 4 Ιουνίου 2011

3D abstract experiment


3D Abstract Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

In this 3D case study, I was playing with shapes, forms and the way
they interact with different lighting soft boxes. So I came out with
this this synthesis.

The basic shapes are placed in a cubic soft box, a spot light is 
facing the front view and the rest is about the glossy reflecting
materials I've added on my forms.

The posibilities of light and form combinations
are just endless! 

Τρίτη, 31 Μαΐου 2011

3D classical guitar experiment




3D Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

This is a modeling and lighting experiment of a classical guitar.
I didn't use blueprints during modeling, so the shape 
of the guitar is a bit weird. I am fascinated with the world of 3D 
so I hope in future I'll have more stuff to present.

Mastering the third dimension is a challenge for me
and I really enjoy the procedure. 

I hope the 3D masters will excuse my mistakes.
I promise I'll be better next time.


Τρίτη, 19 Απριλίου 2011

In memory of Nikos Papazoglou


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Nikos Papazoglou was a Greeksongwriter and singer. He passed
away recently, so I felt that I had do to draw something in his memory.

Nikos Papazoglou combined Greek musical elements with rock. 
His voice was unique with many elements from the east. His
work will stay forever in my heart and I believe it belongs 
among the diamonds of the Greek culture.

Have a nice trip to the angel's neighbourhood Niko, 
thanks for everything.

"Tonight my heart is broken with the little baglama"
(Free translation from one of my favourite songs of Nikos Papazoglou)

Σάββατο, 16 Απριλίου 2011

"Circle" stop motion animation

  video

Creator: Dimitris Klonos

This is a stop motion animation about the eternal circle of life, death and life again.
The birth of a child, the first light, the growing up like a spring flower, the begining 
of the fall, death and finally new parents create something new again 
in order for the circle to go on.

This a video I created during my studying years. With so little knowledge about
video creating software, with a lot of passion for art and basic equipment I created
the "circle" animation.

I hope in future my skills will be far more advanced, so my next short animation
will be better than the first.

Παρασκευή, 15 Απριλίου 2011

Poster for Dj Takis Apostolou


Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Client: Dj Takis Apostolou

This is a poster communicating Taki's Apostolou event, Vita Popdelica.

Takis plays very interesting music in every Dj set. I Like the freshness of his 
musical choices which  are form indy rock and electro to almost everything.

So, I wanted the poster to be fresh and musical in order for the people to get the feel
of Takis's music.


Wind stores mobile phone catalogue layout





Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Advertising agency: Geo Y&R
Client: Wind Stores


Wind stores mobile phone catalogue was designed in order to provide 
Wind's customers and sellers a printed guiding tool of Wind's products.

This catalogue contains large amounts of information. So I wanted the layout
of the catalogue to be as simple as possible in order for the reader
not to be tired.

On the upper right side you can see a little coloured box. These boxes
help the reader's navigation through the catalogues's sections.

I also wanted the catalogue to be fun and fresh, so I've chosed with the rest of
the team live colours for every section.

This is not a piece of art, it is a tool for the seller and a guide for the
consumer, so my first cosern was functionality. In this case, art
came second. But I believe that's a cost every graphic designer
has to pay from time to time.

Trelakia comic series





Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Trelakia is a comic series, trying to make fun out of our daily life. 
People they way I see them around me with my eyes.

I wanted to express a feeling of disaproval for today's
status quo. I saw people like three eyed wacko persons,
with scientist's uniforms. They where also funny and smart
but they lacked spirit.

So this was my statement through trelakia.

I believe every artist has to express his personal view of things.

Otherwise, art is pointless in my opinion.

Black and white stories


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Client: Eleftherotypia's 9 magazine

A comic strip series created for Eleftherotypia's 9 magazine.

As a graphic designer, I really like to investigate the form.
Black and white stories was a challenge for me. I had to
tell a little story in just a few frames, using just black and white.

Where form and antiform meet, we have a contrast.
With this technique i tried once more to express my
daily point of view for the things that go on around me.

Contrast and contradictions are a challenge for every artist.

BM tools online store logo



Designer: Dimitris Klonos
Client: BMtools

A logo designed for an online tool store.

As a new brand BM Tools needed a logo that would communicate
at once, that BM Tools has something to do with tools.

So I created letters inspired from actual tools.
I used a simple but fresh font for the other letters.

The colour code I chose is close to the tool market colour codes,
with a little touch of fresh air.

I believe this is a functional logo that can be used for many different
situations and in may different ways, without losing it's
identiy.

Characters I just like!




Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Some people just inspire you!

This clipart vector illustrations, were created
with a techinque I use really often.

I draw something with a pen or a marker, I scan it
and I place it in an my illustrator document. There I can use 
the pen tool to vectorise my sketch.

As a result I convert a bitmap handmade sketch,
to a Light vector one.

Comic page


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Just a comic page of a story I never continued.

This is a comic page study I created. I just
wanted to create an image that looks and feels like
a comic page.

It is created 100% on the computer. The hand illustration
feel is because I've used a wacom tablet to draw directy
to my computer's screen.

I hope you like it!

Abstract sourealistic dream!


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Just a dream expressed with ink.

Sometimes reason just doesn't do the magic.
So this creation is something that came out with the 
most natural way.

I took a piece of paper, my favorite ink and just lost
my self in my drawing. I really like the moments
I create things, without briefing and rules.

I Believe an artist feels free those moments of
self knowing, through his art.

Very interesting things come out of these processes!



Wolfy!


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Wolfy is a vector illustration, beware of the wolf!

This is also a vector illustration created
100% on the computer with a wacom tablet.

I really like using a tablet, because the outcome looks
both handmade and digital.

I believe the tablet connects the world of
computers with the natural world as far as 
illustration is conserned.