Σάββατο, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Rory Gallagher illustration


Art: Dimitris Klonos

The legendary Irish guitarist has inspired me so much with his art and blues. This illustration is my tribute to his music. Rory loved to perform so I wanted this illustration to try to catch the  "live moment". I hope I achieved my goal! Rory will alway be with us through his musical craftsmanship.

Πέμπτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Redesigning Giaola logo for special days



Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Logo design: Dimitris Klonos

Giaola needed to make special logos for special days of the year. 

To do that we first needed a design strategy. So we decided that we would keep the main forms of giaola but we would add design elements that are in line with the aesthetics of the logo.

We also added a relevant page to giaola brand manual.


I also add the original giaola logo.


This is a process that goes on until today. 

For a creative graphic designer, designing signs is very interesting job and opens up great creative opportunities.



Δευτέρα, 4 Μαΐου 2015

Logo and packaging for Pythio olive oil










Art Director: Dimitris Klonos
Logo and guidelines: Dimitris Klonos
Packaging design: Dimitris Klonos
Realistic packshot illustration: Dimitris Klonos
Client: Pythio

It is always a challenge to create for a new brand. In this case I had to design the logo and packaging  for the extra virgin olive oil Pythio. 

Pythio is coming from the well-known olive grove of Amfissa, one of the biggest continuous olive groves of Greece. 

The name come from "Pythia" the famous oracle of Delphi. As a result the logo is inspired from the Greek mythology of the oracle after studying the art of that era.

The overall packaging design is simple trying to focus on the logo and the olive colors.

It was a pleasure to design for such an extraordinary product.

Τρίτη, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Corporate video for BMtools




Created by: Dimitris Klonos
Music: Bensound
Client: BMtools

This is a video for BMtools a tool retailer and e-shop.

It is a motion graphics video created with vector elements that were designed for the specific client.

The main character is a worker and he is the animated ambassador of the brand.

The shop sells electric and hand tools, clothes, machines, garden tools and many more. 

Παρασκευή, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Polymer crystallization video




Production: Dimitris Klonos
This is a video demonstrating the polymer crystallization process. It is created for the Dielectrics Group of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

It is shot using a 50mm lens with macro filters in front, which allow the camera to get really close to the subject. This way the viewer can have a really close look to the crystallization process.

Τετάρτη, 21 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Design Jungle animation




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

This is a teaser motion graphics video for my personal portfolio's promotion.

It is a composition of a photograph and several vector illustration animal characters.

It is called design jungle because I think my portfolio is a compilation of many different design styles and categories.

Τετάρτη, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2015

My entries for the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) 2014



Graphic Designer: Dimitris Klonos
Illustrations: Dimitris Klonos

These are my entries for International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) 2014.

IRPC is an international Poster Contest supporting reggae music.

My first entry is a Portrait of famous roots reggae legendary musician Burning Spear. The portrait is made in a rough manner in order to give the impression of the beauty and roughness of mother nature.

The second entry features a reggae bassist illustration. After all the rhythm and groove are really important in music and especially reggae. It is a minimalistic vector illustration. I consider reggae music beautiful and simple and I've tried to express that with  my design.

Logo for the Dielectrics Group of NTUA







Graphic design: Dimitris Klonos

The Dielectrics Group of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece, works with main focus on the study of the structure-property relationships in polymers and biopolymers. Research into this field has been proceeding for more than 25 years in Athens in close cooperation with several universities and research centers worldwide, in particular in Europe. The group has contributed to over 200 refereed journal papers and numerous conference contributions.

After a brief conversation with a member of the DG group about their work I started having some thoughts on what forms or symbols might be relevant for a logo like that. 

The final logo has two main versions a portrait and a landscape one. The sign has 3 dominant features. Fist of all the "D" "G" initials that are bound together like a chain. Second feature is the capacitor symbol on the "D". Third is the color, I use a blue tone which matches with the DG group's website colors.

You can also view the basic guidelines of the logo, the colors, negative and positive and the basic safe area.