Wednesday, February 23, 2011

til01 in Los Logos Compass

Im really happy one of student dream became true.
I always wanted my to be published in Los logos publication since the first issue came out. And now it happen my dream came true. four my projects were published in the latest issue Los Logos Compass. the project were designed with indyvisuals design collective.
Purchase the book here: Los Logo 5: Compass by Gestalten Verlag.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Myga logo design

Hi all. I know I haven't written an article for an long time. It has been pretty busy. One of the things that happened was the start of a collaboration with some other independent designers,under the name Indyvisuals. The Indyvisuals is a four member design band: Masterview, Design Insane, The Rut and me.
The latest project we have been working on is the branding of a live bar named
Μύγα, which means fly(the insect) in greek. The first brief we got was "We want a fly", so we tried to get more information we got "People don't like flies cos they come and bother you and flies spread deceases. And we want to open a bar that will have good music, good acts and it won't be low quality like the most of the clubs and bars in greece". So, we started working on flies. We worked on many ideas with various applications, flies on many surfaces, flies on records, with guitar picks, flies flying leaving traces, flies,flies,flies...

At one point we started working with an M and we tried to make a continuous one-stroke M which gave us the idea that it could look like a fly. And this actually led to the "winning" logo, not known at the time.

So we created the grid of the logo.

When the time came to meet with the client, we decided that we would present all the logos we designed, as we think it is good to show the ideas you have regardless of what you think the client might like or not. Because you never know.. We were surprised that they picked the logo we liked the most. After that we started working on the typography, we wanted to create a unique type to compliment the logo and not just use something common. Based on the logo we needed something geometric with straight lines and circles, we needed to create glyphs and we wrote the word μύγα with a marker a couple of times to see how the hand writing connects the letters.

Always we work the logos on white and black because that it is important to be able to communicate in neutral colors. When time came to pick colors, we first thought of the warning colors yellow and black but then decided we needed to soften them up a bit, so we used a hazy yellow and grey instead..

We also created a pattern based on the logo, to use on posters etc. We took inspiration from the arabic patterns and motifs.

This is the first promotion poster that we created for the bar.

Design Insane
Myga in Athens website

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Here i am finally Online.

My web site is finally online, soon i will write an article about
how i made it with indexhibit

Monday, April 20, 2009

Think Twice

One of the last projects i have been working on was for the new record of Palov & Mishkin from Cast-a-blast. it was actually a collaboration project with Petros Aka Design Insane. When Blend approached us to design the cover, he only gave us a clue: "Tree". Me and Petros started to thing about trees and typography but we gave it up as soon after we started playing with the papers that we used for the sketches and we thought it would be a nice to create a tree made out of paper and photograph it. So the first results looked like this.We thought that this would bring an ecology feeling which was not in the brief, so i continued playing with the papers and i came to this idea and afterwords i added the typography.Palov & Mishkin Think Twice coverPetros on the other side used a brain vector with the typography in to it and came to this one.When Blend visited us back in the office to see the final layouts he could never figure out what we were up to 2 weeks working on his new cover. The final decision was the graphic version of the brain.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tailored By Umbro England

Im a huge football fan and i have a small collection of football jerseys. Last saturday nIght Umbro released the new England football kit on the international friendly game of England vs Slovakia.
Umbro have been designs football kits for England for many years. The kit is full white more like the old style that England used to wear back in 1965 until 1970. The 3lion logo has been redesigned and the opposite team is now a part of the logo as is used to be in 50s.
Umbro also released the New ads presenting different cultures lifestyles wearing the new England jersey.

At Umbro's Flickr page you can find a huge collection of football kits that umbro has designed through the years, the history of Umbro, through the logos.
and a part of the football history, enjoy them all.