Graphic patterns for Wirecard Greece.
Graphic Design: Christina Petsiou, Architects: Katerina Petsiou, Georgia Nikolakopoulou, Spiros Kakavas
Wirecard, a multinational software and IT company, appointed a team of architects and myself to refurbish their office in Athens.
My task was to create graphic patterns for the entrance and the workspace area and the break out area.
The pattern design is based on parallelograms and triangles that are formed in the negative space between the letter "w" of Wirecard's logotype.
The graphic pattern forms a world map at the entrance level.
The entrance level
The graphic pattern is applied on the cubicles' glass panels.
The same graphic pattern is applied on the glass partitions, either unifying spaces or creating privacy where needed.
The break out area level
The break out area
"Designing the Greek cultural heritage", cultural product design.
Date: November 2016, Authors: "το χρυσό πι πι" (Christina Petsiou - graphic designer, Katerina Petsiou - architect), Client: Greek Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP)
After the completion of the competition, we were asked to create new designs for cultural products inspired by the "flotilla" fresco of Akrotiri and the
island of Spinalonga. The items are available at the Greek archaeological sites and museums.
The flotilla fresco from Akrotiri, Thera.
In the excavations of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini (Thera), wall paintings of great importance for the Art history were discovered that reveal the early
Aegean world as a highly developed society. The flotilla fresco is a very important work of art that depicts with great detail the architecture, the shipbuilding,
the natural world and the everyday life of people of this Minoan city. This joyous scene might be a representation of a maritime religious festival or a welcoming scene after a long trip.
By isolating the key features of the wall painting we designed a series of images that connect with each other and narrate the story behind the fresco.
The island of Spinalonga, Crete.
Originally, Spinalonga was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation, the island was carved out of the main coast for defence purposes and a fort was built there.
Spinalonga is mostly known as the "leper island" as this was where the lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957.
A visitor's first impression when sailing towards the island is the Venetian fort and the leper settlement taking shape under the hard sunlight from the contrast between light and shadow.
Emphasizing on the place's spirituality, we chose to depict the landscape using geometric forms and sοlid colors in order to give the impression of an isolated rock sailing in the sea.
"Designing the Greek cultural heritage", design competition organised by the Greek Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP).
Date: January 2016, Authors: "το χρυσό πι πι" (Katerina Petsiou - architect, Christina Petsiou - graphic designer)
The aim of the competition was to designate designers and creatives to form a creative team responsible for
the mass production of cultural products (art gifts - souvenirs) sold at Greek archaeological sites and museums.
The entrants had to submit three designs inspired by the exhibits of the Greek museums and archaeological sites.
The challenge was to deliver our work in a contemporary and sophisticated visual language meeting the expectations of demanding consumers.
The Parisienne fresco from Knossos Palace, Crete.
This fragmentary fresco of a young woman - priestess is one of the most celebrated images of the Minoan art.
We wanted to create a design that highlights the naturalism and verve of the Minoan art.
Isolating the main features of the mural i.e. the sacred knot, the brightly painted eye, the plasticity of the figure,
we created a single set of symbols that in conjunction with the colors orange and blue, describe the importance of the
individual elements of the mural.
The Castle Town of Mystras, Peloponnese.
Mystras, the best preserved example of medieval walled town in the Greek region, is today a standing ghost city that fascinates with its castle,
churches and the palatial complex of the ruling Byzantine dynasty. The idea was to capture the imposing landscape of the site together
with the architecture and the vivid ceramic decoration of byzantine churches and to create a contemporary and attractive design.
Pattern design inspired by the Ionic capitals.
The spiral is one of the oldest symbols of human spirituality that represents the continuous cycle of life and death.
In Ancient Greece it can be seen in every aspect in art, painted on vessels of the Minoan and Geometric period and carved
on the Ionic capitals of the Classical period. We wanted to capture the elegance of the Ionic columns and create a pattern
with thin lines and colours inspired by the temples and statues of the Classical period in Ancient Greece.
Greetings from VolosAuthors:"το χρυσό πι πι" (Katerina Petsiou - architect, Christina Petsiou - graphic designer)
Greetings from Volos is the first part of the series "Greetings". The idea was to bring out the hidden corners of the places that we live and love to visit. Volos city is the first stop! Sixteen instant travel memories from Volos, presented in a Polaroid format. Impressions of the city that we barely see, are waiting to be discovered. Wander around, discover the city and share Volos with your friends from all over the world! Four different sets with one postcard to send and four photo magnets to keep or give!
"το χρυσό πι πι" (the golden pi pi)
"The golden pipi" is the side project of Christina Petsiou (graphic designer) and Katerina Petsiou (architect)
started in Volos, Greece. Exploring architecture and graphic design, we create souvenirs and graphics inspired by our common love for retro aesthetics
and the Greek culture. The logotype is inspired by 60's shop signs and typography.
Monogram logo design and business card for architect Thanasis PolyzoidisMy intention was to create a logo that gives the impression of a ground plan using the architect's initials "t" and "p". The rectangular green space in the center identifies the work of a landscape architect.
Monogram logo design / business card and website design for architect Katerina Petsiou.
Logo for a record label-new media publisherThe image of a child having fun pretending as if his hand is a gun, is an enduring one. I wanted to create a logo that communicates the element of "explosiveness" that the word ''gunpowder'' brings to mind and at the same time expresses the playfulness and the enthusiasm of youth.
Logo for a multimedia technology company (based on the Q letter as per client's request).
Logo variations for the company's product range.
Logo for media marketing agency The idea is based on the image
of a prism analysing the light into colours. In a similar way, the company approaches each person (target group) as an individual, filtering its needs to create
a unique experience. The colours represent the company's multi-faceted interaction with the customer as well as its adaptability in the market.
Visually, the logo is uplifting and its colourful aspect communicates friendliness and optimism.
Logo for a web portal.
Show Us Your Type - Tokyo editionShow us your type is a project about two things, type and cities. The project provides a creative platform for designers to share their talents and explore cities from a different perspective. For the Tokyo issue, designers were asked to create animated GIFS reveiling Tokyo's character.
Featured in Idn magazine.
Show Us Your Type - OFFF Barcelona 2014Animated poster for Show Us Your Type OFFF Barcelona 2014
Featured at the OFFF Festival 2014 in Barcelona. See more photos here
This is my entry, created for the annual Sardine contest curated by EGEAC (Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural) for the Festas de Lisboa 2016.
18Eighteen is a combination of text and illustrations, narrating life in a city that changes as seen through the eyes of a bird. The illustrations describe the cold industrial landscape and nostalgia using computer hardware and black and white images.