Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Today's Inspiration

Leif Peng has a big file with old illustrations, and he sends it to you daily, if you ask for it. Today I got a great illustration of Bernie Fuchs... see

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Inspiration... sculpture (or, better, construction)... another way to illustrate... Go to the link below... you will like it doubtlessly...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our April Meeting

We will meet again on Saturday, 25th, 18.00 in enosi Grafiston.

We'll talk about EVGE awards for illustration and see the awarded works.

Petros Xristoulias will show us his works.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Demetrios Coutarelli sent me this, thanks, Coutarelli!

Τμήμα Πολιτισμικής Τεχνολογίας και Επικοινωνίας

Fearful Symmetry (Επίφοβη Συμμετρία)
Κόμικς, Πολιτική και Νέες Τεχνολογίες

Το Τμήμα Πολιτισμικής Τεχνολογίας και Επικοινωνίας και η ICONOTOPIA (η ερευνητική ομάδα του Τμήματος, για την Ιστορία και Θεωρία των Κόμικς) ανακοινώνουν το Τρίτο Συνέδριο του Τμήματος για την Ιστορία και Θεωρία των Κόμικς, με τίτλο: “Fearful Symmetry: Κόμικς, Πολιτική και Νέες Τεχνολογίες, από 30 Οκτωβρίου έως 1 Νοεμβρίου 2009 στη Μυτιλήνη.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hugo Awards Logo Design Contest

Deadline May 31st.
The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.
You can become a part of Worldcon history by designing the official logo for The Hugo Award. Although the rocket atop the Hugo Award has been one of the most visible signs of excellence in science fiction and fantasy for more than fifty years, there has never been an official logo to designate works as Hugo Award nominees or winners. The World Science Fiction Society now aims to change that by soliciting designs for such a logo, with the winning design to be the official logo suitable for use in the publishing and film/television industries.
The designer of the winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize (sponsored by SCIFI), a glass trophy featuring the winning design, a membership to an upcoming Worldcon, signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo Award-winning novel American Gods and novella Coraline and the collection Fragile Things, including the Hugo Award-winning short story “A Study in Emerald.” The winning designer will also have the right to use the logo and identify him/herself as its creator.

Friday, April 10, 2009

11 και 12 Απριλίου 2009.Comicdom!Comicdom!Comicdom!

Η Comicdom Press και η Ελληνοαμερικανική Ένωση, συνεχίζουν την επιτυχημένη συνεργασία τους, με το κοινό όραμα να φέρουν το ευρύτερο ελληνικό κοινό σε επαφή με την Τέχνη των comics. Το τέταρτο κατά σειρά Comicdom Con Athens θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 11 και 12 Απριλίου 2009.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Gogtzilas goes to Comic Hollywood!

MISTER UNIVERSE: Released by Image Comics on April 15th
Vassilis Gogtzilas is from Thessaloniki. He is an illustrator, a comics creator and a painter.

Read it all at:

Thursday, April 2, 2009


..on the edge!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

‘’Έχετε mail…’’ έκθεση σκίτσου – ζωγραφικής του Μανώλη Ζουλάκη

I got this e-mail today:
Το GroupTherapy παρουσιάζει,
την έκθεση σκίτσου – ζωγραφικής του Μανώλη Ζουλάκη
‘’ Έχετε mail…’’
Μια χιουμοριστική, σκεπτική, ανθρώπινη ματιά στην επικοινωνία,
όπως έχει διαμορφωθεί στην εποχή μας,,
Facebook, my space,…
Πώς, τα ορίζουμε και πώς, μας ορίζουν…
Πόσο τα ορίζουμε και πόσο μας ορίζουν...
Αφή ,άγγιγμα, επαφή, διαδίκτυο, αγάπη, έρωτας, φιλία, εργασία, διασκέδαση.
Το λεπτό σύνορο,
“ψηφιακής” πραγματικότητας,, “πραγματικής” πραγματικότητας...
“ψηφιακής” εικόνας,, “πραγματικής” εικόνας...
Μα πάνω από όλα,
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 2009 meeting

We met.
We discussed.
We saw artworks.
We are going to meet again on Saturday 25th of April...

This are the artists we saw:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Call for our March 2009 meeting

Our meeting is on Saturday, March 28th 2009, 18.30, Enosi Grafiston (see the map). This is a foto from one year ago. Mr. Mitsibonos was showing us his work.

Come and bring ideas for our future meetings and activities.

If you are interested in comix, before our meeting there (12.00-18.00) our friend Tassos Papaioanou from GIGANTO ekdoseis is talking about comix and seeing works of all people who would like to show them an discuss with him on that subject.

See you there.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ten images for Ithaca 2009 (

Ten images for Ithaca 2009
8th poster competition of the island of Ithaca, Greece.

Theme: I
1st prize 1000 €, 2nd prize 600 €, 3rd prize 500 €
Deadline: 20 May 2009

Size: Height 40cm (15,75"), Width 12cm (4,73") 

“I”. A “portrait” of myself. What do I see if I stand in front of a mirror? How do I see myself? How do others see me? What image would best represent me? What image would best represent my personal, social or political identity, my inspirations, my habits or my travels? 

All of the above are just a few of the many ways one can approach this year’s competition theme “I”.

The ten best entries will be printed into banners with dimensions 200 x 60 cm and will be hung along Ithaca’s promenade for the entire summer of 2009. Their creators will have free accommodation in Ithaca on the weekend of the exhibition’s opening (July 2009).

Each individual or group may submit up to two posters. In order to enter the competition, each artist has to submit their poster through this website. Each piece must have dimensions of 40cm height x 12cm width (15,75’’ height x 4.73’’ width) and must be uploaded as an electronic JPEG file, resolution 360 dpi, maximum file size 10 MB. 

Entries can be uploaded until the 20th of May 2009. 

Fimios has the right to change, postpone or cancel the competition without prior notification. Works will be kept at Fimios posters archive. The winners will be notified via e-mail. Participation in the competition requires acceptance of these terms.

For more information:
ithaca (at)
+30 210 3223410 (Mrs Olympia Aivazi)

Fimios-Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca.

Endorsed by 
Greek Graphic Designers’ Association 
Design Museum of Thessaloniki

MORETHAN by Evelyn Skouteli
Hotel Mentor
Davias Printers

Media Sponsors
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

The presentation of the book O Zwzi kai h... pontiko-Mona Liza

Faye Retinioti, young illustrator who you could meet on our last meetings invites us to come to the presentation of her first book.

It's a great feeling when you see your work published, specially in the begining of one's career! Congratulations, Faye! I'll be there. VladimirR.

You can see Faye's work here:

That same day, March 28th we have our meeting in Enosi Grafiston.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Παρασκευή 24 Απριλίου στο ΑΤΤΙΚΟΝ CINEMAX CLASS η τελετή απονομής των ΕΒΓΕ 2009

Η 8η ετήσια διοργάνωση των Ελληνικών Βραβείων Γραφιστικής και Εικονογράφησης (ΕΒΓΕ) θα κορυφωθεί με την τελετή απονομής, η οποία θα πραγματοποιηθεί στην Αθήνα την Παρασκευή 24 Απριλίου (ώρα έναρξης: 7.30 μ.μ.) στο ΑΤΤΙΚΟΝ CINEMAX CLASS (Σταδίου 19). Καταξιωμένοι, αλλά και νέοι δημιουργοί από όλο το φάσμα της ελληνικής γραφιστικής κοινότητας συμμετείχαν στα φετινά Βραβεία προκειμένου να διαγωνιστούν σε 32 κατηγορίες που κάλυπταν όλο το φάσμα της οπτικής και έντυπης επικοινωνίας (Γραφιστική - Διαδίκτυο - Εικονογράφηση). Στο σημείο αυτό αξίζει να σημειώσουμε πως και τα φετινά ΕΒΓΕ υποστηρίζονται από το Διεθνές Συμβούλιο Γραφιστικών Ενώσεων (ICOGRADA) καθώς και από την Ένωση Γραφιστών Ελλάδας (Ε.Γ.Ε.)Μέσα από την ιστοσελίδα των ΕΒΓΕ ( οι επισκέπτες μπορούν τόσο να ενημερωθούν για την τελετή απονομής, όσο και να προχωρήσουν στην κράτηση και αγορά της θέσης τους μέσω του online καταστήματος τoυ περιοδικού +design ( Η διάθεση των εισιτηρίων θα ανακοινωθεί σύντομα. Περισσότερα κάντε κλίκ εδώ

Exhibition to see!!!

Svetlin's illustrations in PUBLIC store on Syntagma. No need to say anything else. Go see it!!!

Well... let put here a link where we may have some further inspiration... Kay Nielsen... the breeze of the delicate, tender and existentially mysterious...

Peter De Seve

Probably most of the people interested in illustration know of Peter De Seve's work. If you don't... go visit his site:
This is a cover illustration for the New Yorker, the Thanksgiving day's issue. Americans eat turkey on that day...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tullio Pericoli's Portraits

I absolutely love Tullio Pericoli's portraits. Last year when I visited my frind Duska in Milan she told me that there is a book with his portraits. After a long search I managed to find one last, thorn and a little dirty copy of this book in one fancy bookstore. The lady at a shop offered a discount because of that, she did not know I would have payed 3 times the price for it.
After seeing the drawings agin and again I find myself asking the question: How does he dare to draw it this way? Many things seem wrong at a first glance (see the eyes of Callas and Verlaine) and they are so right!
Seeing this portrait of Luciano Berio in the book I got intrigued how does he look like, searched and found few fotos... I am not sure I can explain it, but this drawing does show the person, it does not just look like him, it reflects the feeling one gets looking at the photo.
You may see few more of Tullio's works at

Illustration Friday. Dou you know about it?

Illustration Friday is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators and artists of all skill levels. It was designed to challenge participants creatively....

Today's topic is "Legendary", suggested by Rosanna (
Happy drawing!
- Brianna - add a link to your illustration for this week's topic! - the IF blog - the forums are read only at the moment, they'll be back better than ever with the new version of IF

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Anna Notara Koutroumpaki wins the UNESCO's Design Competition

Name: Anna Notara Koutroumpaki
Poster: “Mother Language Must Live”
Country: Greece
The winning entry of DESIGN 21’s Languages Matter! competition was chosen by UNESCO judges: Daniel Prado, director of Terminology and Language Industries in Argentina, and Adama Samassékou, secretary general of the African Academy of Languages in Mali. After reviewing all the entries, they selected Communication Designer Anna Notara Koutroumpaki from Greece for her “Mother Language Must Live” design. “This poster is readable by all world cultures,” notes UNESCO. It was chosen because “the public will recognize the author’s intention to put at the same level the different peoples and thus the variety of their languages.”

Σκέφτεστε να παρακολουθήσετε το ED-Festival της Ζυρίχης;

Σκέφτεστε να παρακολουθήσετε το ED-Festival της Ζυρίχης;Υπάρχει μια καταπληκτική προσφορά η οποία όμως ισχύει ΜΟΝΟ μέχρι τις 16/03.Το πακέτο 4 διανυκτερεύσεις σε ξενοδοχείο τριών αστέρων στο ιστορικό κέντρο της πόλης + πρωϊνό + αεροπορικά εισιτήρια με την Swiss προσφέρεται στην τιμή των €570 ανά άτομο σε δίκλινο δωμάτιο (δεν περιλαμβάνονται οι φόροι αεροδρομίων - σημερινή αξία €114 ευρώ)Επιπλέον το τριήμερο εισιτήριο του συνεδρίου προσφέρεται στην τιμή των €285 (από την κανονική τιμή των €380), ενώ το φοιτητικό στην τιμή των €190.Προσοχή: οι παραπάνω τιμές ισχύουν μόνο μέχρι τις 16/03.Μη χάσετε την ευκαιρία να παρακολουθήσετε από κοντά το σημαντικότερο ετήσιο γεγονός στο χώρο της οπτικής επικονωνίας στην Ευρώπη. Ανάμεσα στους εισηγητές του συνεδρίου υπάρχουν τα ονόματα των: Niklaus Troxler, Designers Republic, Alex Trochut, Group94, Beetroot, Koeweiden Postma, Magma, Scandinavian Design Group...Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το πρόγραμμα του συνεδρίου εδώΠερισσότερες πληροφορίες για την αγορά του πακέτου μεταφοράς-διαμονής εδώΠερισσότερες πληροφορίες για την αγορά εισιτηρίων του συνεδρίου εδώ

3x3 ProShow Call for Entries - Deadline Saturday

There's just five days until the deadline for our sixth annual illustration Proshow. If you've already entered please disregard this notice. If not remember there are no extensions, we must have your entries either uploaded or if you're sending them via mail, they must be postmarked no later than Saturday, March 14.Open to all art directors, editors, designers and illustrators. Categories include: Advertising, Animation, Books, Editorial, Fashion, Gallery, Institutional, Medical, Self-Promotion, Sequential, Three-Dimensional and Unpublished. Our judges include art directors Alexandre Lagoet, Amsterdam, Raban Ruddigkeit, Germany and SooJin Buzelli and Darlene Simidian, the US as well as illustrators Roman Klonek and Monika Aichele, Germany, Marco Ventura, Italy and Yuko Shimizu, the US.
You can enter and pay online or send your entries in on disc. If you have any questions please contact us at, 212 591 2566.3x3 ProShow Entry deadline: March 14, 2009Click here to enter.
All winners will be featured in the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 6 coming out in late 2009.
Charles Hively, Publisher3/11/09
3x3 Magazine 244 Fifth Avenue Suite F269 New York NY 10001

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Velickovic Exhibition

Vladimir Velickovic's exhibition is in the gallery EKFRASI - Gianna Grammatopoulou untill 28/3 , Valaoritu 9a Here are few fotos I took on the exhibition. VladimirR.

Alexandros Vasmoulakis Presentation

Alexandros Vasmoulakis visited us and showed his work on our meeting at February 14th 2009.

Fotos from our first meetings

This is Kosta's foto from our second meeting in VOX.
The other 2 are Vladimir's fotos