CF Majestic is a new OpenType font, inspired by the art of greek calligraphy.
It is the first design of “Stella” project, an attempt by designers John Karlopoulos, Vassilis Georgiou and Panos Haratzopoulos to study this forgotten heritage and adjust it’s unique style for the modern media and communication tools.It's sourse of inspiration / reference is a patisserie logotype designed by John.
The font contains swash capitals, alternative characters, ligatures and non lining figures. Std version supports Greek, Western European,Turkish and Romanian languages, and Pro version (under construction) supports additionally Central European and Cyrillic.
CF Majestic, a bold yet elegant design, is ideal for use in logotypes, packaging and advertising texts. Try it at www.fonts.gr
Scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas, the greek islands shape a charming morphology, as well as culture and tradition.
Detached from the mainland, the shapes create a abstract pattern, like rocks randomly thrown in the ground.
Great summer of chalk
Great summer of cork
The red sails slanting in guts of wind
On the sea-floor white creatures, sponges
Accordions of the rocks
Perch from the fingers even of bad fishermen
Proud reefs on the fishing lines of the sun.
The Argo-Saronic Islands, the Cyclades, the North Aegean islands, the Dodecanese, the Sporades, Euboea, the Ionian Islands and Crete. Numerous islands, islets and rocks that surround the mainland. A web of links in the mediterannean blue, washed by the hellenic sun’s bright light. The journey begins.
We made a 50x70cm silkscreen print in 2 versions: for the first we used charcoal ink for the sea and phosphor ink for the islands, on pvc sheet. The second is printed clear cyan on heavy stock, plus phosphor ink for the night effect. In both versions the islands are clear varnished, in order to prevent the phosphor ink from fading. Gold ink was also incorporated for another variation.
Additionaly, we created a couple of unique gold dust versions, balancing between the kitch and the glamorous.
Last but not least, Tind’s palimpsests, scratched and scraped again, layer over layer, creating a document of memories — time concentrated on a 50x70 cm piece of paper.
Printed by Erato & Tind
Not designed by Vassilis Georgiou
This is another project by Karlopoulos and associates.
Amalthea Farm is a premium livestock breeding unit, with vertically integrated production facilities. It is located in the prefecture of Florina, northern Greece. Adapted to the specific soil and climatic conditions of the area and it's natural wealth, the farm works with know-how, experience, scientific training, premium quality equipment and environmental sensitivity, to produce high quality goat milk.
The goat, an agile and intelligent animal, was one of the first animals that were domesticated. In greek mythology Amalthea is the goat who suckled the infant Zeus in a cave in Cretan Mount Ida. It is a symbol of prosperity and abundance.
We worked on the redesign of the farm logo based on a drawing executed by the client himself! We found the sketch, resembling the Linear b script, very appropriate so we refined the drawing and added the type in a circle to create a solid stamp-like logotype.
The overall look and feel of the new identity and packaging is now closer to the image of a local traditional farm. The high quality of the product is reflected on the new brand, helping it stand out among the competition.
Project Team: Yiannis Karlopoulos, Vassilis Georgiou.
Product photos: Gerasimos Domenicos
Despo is a Karlopoulos & associates project.
The identity and product packaging for a producer of cheese from Kozani, Greece
The Siabanopoulos family makes goat cheese since 1959, Despo (pictured) gave her name to the new packaging
We agreed with the client that we needed a script logo and decided to use the photo of Despo in full bleed on the tin boxes. We also agreed that the overal design should be rather old fashioned
We even used a (forgotten in our days) alternate Pi, but it looked rather awkward beside the Omega, plus we decided that the logo should be more typographic than calligraphic
This is the drawing that we used and the final logo.
And these are custom made letters, too.
We also used the typeface CF Daphne -a very common Greek geometric grotesque style- for the rest of the copy. The color combination, red and blue is also a reference to the Greek typographic preferences of the past
The 16 and 8 kg tin boxes are printed
brought to the Siabanopoulos factory
and filled with pure goat cheese, which we can't wait to taste!
Drawings on the back of Karelia Filter
cigarette packs. Personal project