CLIENT Inner Ear Records
ROLE Logo / Cover design / Packaging
"A Distant Victory" is a 7" singles club launched by Inner Ear Records in order to celebrate the label's 10th anniversary. It features 12 singles by 12 artists from the label's roster each of them shipping monthly to the subscribers.
In order to create 12 unique covers while maintaining the project identity and keeping the costs down, we proposed a special printing process. By repositioning 4 offset plates every 100 passes we managed to produce 12 similar yet different covers out of 4 inks and one printing job. A special box was designed for the 12 records.
PRINTED BY Kontorousis Bros
CLIENT Orama Minimal Frames
ROLE Architecture / Product design / Identity / Print / Website / Web app
Orama Minimal Frames is a new aluminium windows system entering a high-end competitive international market with the advantage of 20-year experience in the field and lower manufacturing cost.
We were assigned to create and help build a strong all-round brand identity that is applied in showroom and exhibition spaces, catalogue and brochure prints as well as various digital media and apps. The more the firm is joined by international partners the more our involvement is becoming substantial and intense.
Architectural & product design in collaboration with Stefanos Nasopoulos
3D visualizations by Vicky Katsarou
Web development by Sirtimid
YEAR 2015 -
ROLE Identity / Print / E-shop
EBGE! 2016 Award
d.Mod is a new creative organism in the fields of design and object manufacturing. An ambitious enterpreneur and an experienced set designer joined forces to create a stunning collection of lighting fixtures and furniture with a modular philosophy and a custom approach.
Roleplay were hired to set up a visual language to match the dual identity of d.Mod and build a functional yet elegant e-shop as well as many other applications to follow.
Video by Panos Economou
Photography by Dimitris Kolios
Web development by Chris Nasikas & Panos Karvelas
Open Lab is a toolkit to create a collaborative pop-up office space complete with an adjustable visual identity and customizable website template in an open design framework. It is eventually an open-source multi-platform product.
Architectural design in collaboration with MoY
Identity design in collaboration with Yiannis Petris
3D visualizations by Vicky Katsarou
Web development by Panos Karvelas
DAIAD is an ongoing program about democratising water metering using bluetooth equipped shower meters and web & mobile applications.
When asked to design the project leaflet we put ourselves the challenge to create a literally transparent book. Our goal was to convert the leaflet's typical flipping into a diving into water data experience.
The DAIAD app (currently in version 1.3.4 on the AppStore) offers direct insights for personal water consumption, tips and alerts on optimal water usage as well as tools to improve consumption rates such as shower timers and daily goals.
When asked to design the introductory leaflet we put ourselves the challenge to create a literally transparent book. Our goal was to convert the leaflet's typical flipping into a diving into water data experience.
Assisted by Yan Petris.
CLIENT Ambelonas Corfu / Patakis Editions
ROLE Book design / Illustrations
Corfiot cuisine is an ambitious attempt by former information analyst and current owner and chef at Ambelonas Corfu to rejuvenate our interest in the origins of traditional Corfiot cuisine through the prism of modern nutrition values. Available in Greek and English by Patakis Editions.
Assisted by Christos Pothitakis and Yiannis Petris.
Photography by Javier Noel and Betamin.
CLIENT Everymatic Travel
ROLE Identity / Website
Everymatic is a Greco-scottish initiative devoted to design tailor-made holidays for British families, groups or individuals in Greece. The team's background in the music industry and touring management assures those modern Ulisseses will be treated as rock stars.
Our mission was to create a strong identity that revisits the classic greek touristic iconography through illustrations and typography.
Website developed by Christos Nasikas
ROLE Identity / Website / Newsletter / Sign
Exile is a multi-faceted organisation. As Exile Films, it is a cutting edge production company focusing on documentary. As Exile Room, it hosts numerous screenings, workshops and small festivals, most of which take place at their state-of-the-art facilities in downtown Athens.
We were asked to create a universal identity that could embrace both initiatives under a distinctive color code. We took advantage of the familiar iconography of the exit sign, turning EXIT into EXILE, given that cinema - whether you're making it or watching it - can feel like an exile but it may also be a way out.
Developed by Chris Nasikas
CLIENT Six D.O.G.S
ROLE Website / Business cards / Eshop
Six D.O.G.S is the core of the Athenian hip scene, a multidimensional space hosting the best of local and international indie, techno and experimental bands and DJs as well as cutting-edge art exhibitions and group shows. Over 1000 artists have been presented in the last 4 years. Six D.O.G.S provides space and time to Athens at its most vibrant and creative.
The challenge was to interconnect the existing and forever increasing data of artists, events and spaces in order to create an intuitive browsing machine throughout the history of the venue. We created an HD all-device web app for the ones who rapidly want the news as well as for the ones willing to get lost.
CLIENT Technopolis / Municipality of Athens
ROLE Architecture / Video / Graphics / Booklet / Website
This project combines graphic and interior design in a branding exercise for a new concept instigated by the municipality of Athens. It concerns the transformation of an industrial facility into a co-working hub for startup companies. The three storey dodecahedron is part of a large gasworks that produced electricity for the city of Athens and has recently been transformed into a museum and cultural venue. The intention of including an innovation hub that will provide free space for young entrepreneurs is part of a larger program to regenerate the city center and its failing self-confidence.
Our proposal centers on providing a variety of setups and working environments so that many types of meeting and working can be accommodated. Special care is given to the common, relaxing and informal areas in order to highlight that creative work can be instigated by flexible spaces that allow users to adapt their surroundings.
Tight budgetary constrains led us to prioritize the general sense of space over specific construction materials and techniques. For this reason we opted to use off-the-shelf materials that are easily handled. This type of design management proved to be both time and cost efficient resulting in a very down-to-earth interior aesthetic.
CLIENT Municipality of Samothraki
ROLE Urban Design / Architecture
Kipi and Pachia Ammos are two remote yet popular beaches on the northern island of Samothraki. The local municipality decided to take control over the interventions made on these locations to provide basic facilities without harming the natural surroundings. This double assignment offered us a busy winter designing for the summers to come.
“Kipi” is a 1.2 km long beach that wraps around a barren peninsula backed by tall mountains. The landscape is dominated by the mountain ridge profile, the meandering road, the tip of the peninsula and the distant horizon line.
Our contribution to this landscape is a long and linear construction that acts as a filtering zone between the parking area and the beach. The amenities are housed in a tapering volume that is sandwiched between two walls. The whole construction can be walked over as its two pointed tips dip into the ground to create ramps. When on top, the visitors can finally make sense of this vast stretching landscape.
The vast beach of “Pachia Ammos” is exposed to the sun without much vegetation or shading. It is also the end point of different streams that carry sediment from the mountains during the rainy seasons. As a result long scars on the terrain make some of its parts hard to access.
Our study of inserting public amenities on this landscape deals with restoring some human measure across these raw conditions. Our design is akin to acupuncture in that none of the structures comes in contact with the topography, they rather hover above it, supported on pillars.
Co-designed with Stefanos Nasopoulos & Katerina Chryssanthopoulou
Corfu-based Acordo specializes in natural gourmet products inspired by traditional recipes. Last spring they kicked off a limited edition extra virgin olive oil from Sparta, Southern Greece.
An oily handprint was stamped upon the bottle anticipating getting your hands dirty in the kitchen.
CLIENT Inner Ear Records
ROLE Graphic design / Packaging
My Wet Calvin recorded “Happened Before” with 5 distinct music producers - 2 songs each – so the album was intended to be a collection of five 7” singles. Each record was connected to a different color, the 3 basics plus black and white. This palette gave way to a strict grid pattern that permeates the package.
Co-designed with Aris Nikolopoulos
CLIENT Archangel Music
ROLE Record cover
In December 2009, My Wet Calvin put 1000 CD digipacks and 100 LP jackets onto Six D.O.G.S. project space walls, all blank with minimal black typography. After a couple of days, friends and passers-by helped spray paint the walls as a continuous canvas. The result was exhibited for 3 days and then was dismembered. Every copy has its own unique sleeve, still being part of a puzzle that can never be seen complete again.
Co-designed with Aris Nikolopoulos
Video by Shootme