Παρασκευή, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Scrap wood city's business cards



Graphic design: Dimitris Klonos
Creative silk printing: Tind silkscreen

Those are the business cards for scrap wood city. They were silk printed using a unique technique by Tind. The graphic designer gives the design to the printer in black and white. The printer then prints it on any paper he likes, with any ink he likes and any technique he likes. The outcome is this unique and beautiful random effect.

This is an example of how the designer and the printer can co create. It was awesome!

Τετάρτη, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Take and give, give and take short animation




Art direction: Dimitris Klonos
Illustrations: Dimitris Klonos
Production: Dimitris Klonos

This is my latest short animation. 

It is about living in harmony with nature. Man takes what he needs from the planet but he must also give something back.

This way life goes on in a nice way. 

I hope you like it.

Πέμπτη, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2014

5 reasons to love woodworking




Art direction: Dimitris Klonos
Illustrations: Dimitris Klonos
Production: Dimitris Klonos

This is a video I created to promote my woodworking you tube channel scrap wood city.

All the illustrations are vector graphics and use colors from a color palette I chose  especially for this video. 
I wanted the video to have a retro-modern feel and this is the reason I chose this shaky effect along with film scratches effect for it. I also wanted the illustrations to be simple and kind of abstract.

I hope you like it!

Πέμπτη, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2014

3D illustration for print ad campaign


3D Illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Art Director: Eleni Kremida
Copywriter:  Natasa Vourgana
Creative Manager: Natasa Vourgana
Advertising agency: Havas Worldwide Athens
Client: Attica bank

I was called to illustrate a 3D visual for Attica bank's campaign. The creative idea behind this ad is that Attica gives you the best perspective on your interest rates. The visual is a 3 dimensional rate that needed to be rendered on a certain angle of the camera in order to dramatize it's perspective. 

Τρίτη, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Redesigning BMtools website





Art Director / Graphic Designer: Dimitris Klonos
Web development: Harilaos Soultis
Client: BMtools

BMtools is an e-shop that sells various types of tools. We redesigned it's web page under 3 basic rules. Functionality, Branding, Aesthetics.

The web site is based on a template on which both me (the designer) and the developer worked on in order to customize it to our needs. I branded the site with BMtools logo and identity colors. I designed all the new icons needed and all the interior and exterior (landing page) banners for the slideshows. We also customized many pages of the template in order to fit our needs and aesthetics.

It was a long but interesting process to Art direct, design and develop a website this deep with so much content.

I think it was worth the work. 

Πέμπτη, 17 Ιουλίου 2014

Stop motion animation for scrap wood city blog


Creator: Dimitris Klonos
Production: Dimitris Klonos

This is a stop motion animation I've produced to promote my DIY woodworking blog scrap wood city.  I've used items that I made for the articles of the blog to act as the main characters of my animation.  It all started with a rough sketch storyboard. 

 
The idea on a stroryboard

Then I shot the scenes with my mobile phone, edited them one by one and then edited them all together in one video. All the sound and music in the video are also produced by me.

I hope you'll find it interesting.

Παρασκευή, 11 Ιουλίου 2014

Sketchy illustration for the hunter


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

A friend of mine asked me to create a hunter character of one of her colleagues. A hunter needs proper clothing, a gun and his binoculars so I've added all these elements to the character. Ofcourse our hunter doesn't kill living things he is just a symbol of someone who is capable of achieving his goals. 

Παρασκευή, 20 Ιουνίου 2014

low polygon illustration


 3D illustration: Dimitris Klonos

This is an experimental 3D illustration using the low poly style. Low poly 3D style gives a more abstract effect and as a result it offers a more creative way to use 3D aesthetics. Experimenting with creative 3D techniques is as interesting as using 3D to create photo realistic cg images.

Τρίτη, 27 Μαΐου 2014

Logo design and website art direction for Phyto Testing




Art Director / Graphic Designer: Dimitris Klonos
Web development: iarts

Phyto Testing Services Ο.Ε. (PTS) has been established in 2011 in order to offer a range of cotton breeding and variety evaluation services.

As a result the logo and brand identity had to combine nature with science. We've used the green color of fresh leaves as the main brand color and the DNA/ growing plant symbol in order to express the brand's purpose.

The website is simple and clean in order to be easy for the viewer to navigate through the pages and find out more about the company.

Πέμπτη, 22 Μαΐου 2014

Website for Artion Rate Products Exhibition of Mount Athos





Art Director / Graphic Designer: Dimitris Klonos
Web development: Harilaos Soultis 
Account management: Maria Loupidou

This is an e-shop and portal of Artion Rate Products Exhibition of Mount Athos. It's purpose is to promote the beauties, the history, the values and of course the products of Mount Athos.

For this website we tried to mary the traditional style of byzantine art with modern design elements. As a result we've used warm earth colors and gold. The canvas texture is also used in many elements of the site. We also designed vector icons for various purposes of the site.

The innovative design makes this site one of the best in the category traditional products of Greece whereas at the same time it projects the authenticity of the artifacts as this is their main characteristic.

You can find out more about Artion Rate Products Exhibition of Mount Athos and Mount Athos in general here.
 

Τετάρτη, 9 Απριλίου 2014

Alien desert illustration


Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

A surrealistic image of an alien planet. Strange creatures, strange landscape and strange sun. We live in a vast universe, this world may exist somewhere! Who knows?

Πέμπτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2014

An illustration for guitar lovers!




Illustration: Dimitris Klonos

Guitar is an instrument that inspires so many people. it is so difficult not to like the guitar. It is so easy to do so. This illustration is dedicated to all guitar lovers!

Τετάρτη, 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Django Reinhardt illustration


Art: Dimitris Klonos 

This an illustration of the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. It is inspired by Django's unique style in creating music. Django's music is both classic and modern at the same time and this is something I've tried to express through this illustration. I hope I have succeeded.

Τρίτη, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Sonny Rollins illustration


Art: Dimitris Klonos

An illustration dedicated to the saxophone colossus and legendary jazz master Sonny Rollins. Sometimes in jazz the musician tries to capture the basic forms of chords and melodies in order to interpret a tune in his own way. I tried something similar in this illustration. By keeping the basic forms I tried to interpret an image in my own way. As a result I've created this abstract illustration of Sonny. I hope I didn't lose the feel in the end!

Δευτέρα, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

3D stratocaster electric guitar modeling


3D modeling: Dimitris Klonos
Photoshop color correction: Dimitris Klonos

This is a stratocaster type electric guitar in 3D. The stratocaster type is one of the most famous electric guitar type of all time. As a result, this masterpiece of industrial design inspired me to create a 3D model based on a real strat.

The color of the body of the guitar is the famous sunburst. One of the reasons I have created this 3D model is that I want to experiment with different illustrations and paint jobs on the body and the pickguard of the guitar. Having a 3D model is really easy to change colors and designs in order to study how a certain picture looks on the strat. In future I'll post more on the subject.

Πέμπτη, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Takis Barberis illustration


Art: Dimitris Klonos

This is an illustration inspired by the legendary Greek jazz guitarist  Takis Barberis. His music combining jazz with traditional music elements from various cultures is a source of inspiration for me. More information about Takis Barberis and his musical journey here.