graphic design

Con Chrisoulis' Graphic Design

  • instagram.com/p/BMWwjsJD72P Poster I designed for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent regarding item distribution in refugee camps in Greece. This version is in Arabic.

  • Con Chrisoulis. The Eye of The Shard. Collage. 2015. London. The Shard London London, United Kingdom London Bridge Tower of London Sauron Shadow of Mordor

  • instagram.com/p/BG6vQXUnQEX DAY FIVE of the art challenge - post a piece of art every day for five days and everyday nominate someone new to do the same. This poster was made for the needs of my final year of BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Brighton Uni in 2013-14, in which I had to relate what I observed in my home town that summer. Today, I nominate Alex Hahn, who is showing the same mad dedication to self publishing that I had when I was much younger!

  • UNITE WHITE ZOMBIE My response to the reveal of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, as originally tweeted by Zack Snyder here: http://tinyurl.com/AquaMeh feat. Rob Zombie as Aquaman in #UniteTheSeven

  • Been quiet for a while but-- Tomorrow I'll be launching an online Brighton-based arts/music hub, in which I hope to focus on the local talents living amongst us in our streets today, as well as create a centralized calendar for the city's arts events! Super excited! Stay tuned! #Brighton #arts #thestreetstoday

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Nov 2013 I won a bag of custom created slides from electronics genius, Ian Helliwell, for designing one of his favourite posters for a lecture he gave at the University of Brighton (see previous image for the poster itself)

  • Escape Artists 5 of 5 (Gunnarson) 5 x A2 posters (incl. an animated video) Independent Exam Project University of Brighton 2014 According to the brief I could celebrate/ commemorate/ comment on one of a series of anniversaries; I chose: "Joseph Bramah, inventor of locks, died 1814", due to my fascination with escape artists, and the escapism connotations that come with it.

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Oct 2013 Sam Arthur of Nobrow Brief limitation: Black and white, type only, one typeface in one size and weight.

  • Escape Artists 4 of 5 (Dietrich) 5 x A2 posters (incl. an animated video) Independent Exam Project University of Brighton 2014 According to the brief I could celebrate/ commemorate/ comment on one of a series of anniversaries; I chose: "Joseph Bramah, inventor of locks, died 1814", due to my fascination with escape artists, and the escapism connotations that come with it.

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Oct 2013 Claude d'Avoine of Dazed and Confused Magazine The 'Claude Blows Up' text is a pun on the 'Azealia Banks Blows Up' Dazed cover. Brief limitation: Black and white, type only, one typeface in one size and two weights.

  • Escape Artists 1 of 5 (Steranko) 5 x A2 posters (incl. an animated video) Independent Exam Project University of Brighton 2014 According to the brief I could celebrate/ commemorate/ comment on one of a series of anniversaries; I chose: "Joseph Bramah, inventor of locks, died 1814", due to my fascination with escape artists, and the escapism connotations that come with it.

  • The only dog my family ever had as a pet was named Mork. Mork from Ork. Beyond the brain-bursting awesomeness of early '80s US TV extravaganza like the A-Team or Wrestlemania I, like most '70s-born Aussie kids, I was fed a daily hazy afterschool dose of '50s, '60s and '70s US TV repeats (actually repeats upon repeats upon repeats) - from Gilligan's Island to Batman, from I Love Lucy to M*A*S*H*, and, crucially, from Happy Days to Mork & Mindy. The Fonz and Mork were not just TV characters, they were archetypes upon which late 20th century TV culture was built; The Fonz's supercool "Ayyy" 's helped, in some strange way, revive Rockabilly culture amongst pre-teens, whilst Mork bridged the gap between Close Encounters and laugh-track tacky TV comedies; to my adolescent mind, Mork was a bonafide alien from Ork and his egg-shaped spaceship looked as legit as the Millenium Falcon. The same applied for my older brother of two years, with whom I shared my pop culture zest, hence his christening of our only dog, Mork. Through small common things like that, Robin Williams seemed to always inconspicuously be there throughout my life. From the fun times of the commercialization of the peak of the '70s sci-fi boom via Mork & Mindy to bringing some reason to the Reagan-era West vs East paranoia via Moscow on the Hudson From the breath of fresh air humanism with, at long last, an anti-Rambo Vietnam movie via Good Morning, Vietnam to the lost ideals of Western society via Dead Poets Society. I loved Hook and his performances in Good Will Hunting and the Fisher King were remarkable, but beyond his ecstatic, unpredictable appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman (which I watched religiously) and other late night shows, I kind of lost track of most his '90s work, where he kind of span into a kiddies-actor-phase for Jumanji-type films (I was also in my 20s by this point, so comedy to me meant Clerks, whilst big screen meant Tarantino); I was equally baffled when in recent years he starred in roles portraying psycho killers (Insomnia) totally derailing from his erratic comedic appeal. I was always like, "Why?! Why can't they cast him in what he's good in -scratch that- AMAZING in? Meaning: BONKERS comedy with a touch of humanity?" Argh. Then again look at DeNiro's post-'80s career. Eeech, I give up. Hollywood just sucks the fruit of youth and leaves a dried up husk, even from the best crop. Speaking of erratic comedic talent and always being there throughout my life: having become a comic book creator at some point I always needed to listen (rather than view) something whilst drawing, just to focus away from the page whilst doing the tedious part of comics, like inking or colouring in. Most of the times, I'm either listening to music, talk shows, lectures or stand-up comedy. In the case of Robin Williams, I always needed to stop whatever I was doing and actually view him. His quips were rapid, spot-on, sarcastic and hystericly funny, but most of all his body talk was mesmerizing and all over the place; part of a 24/7 performance where he, hilariously, but in hindsight tragically, took the piss out on his chronic coke and alcohol addiction, his marital life and even his depression. It's frustrating and sad that we're going to spend the rest of our lives without his genius amongst us and it sucks even more that we took that genius for granted for the greatest part of our lives. What idiots humans are. Nanu, nanu, Robin. I bet everyone on Ork are laughing their balls and tits off with your Robin of Earth routine. Con Chrisoulis. 12 Aug 2014. #RobinWilliams #RIPRobinWilliams #NanuNanu

  • Escape Artists 3 of 5 (Copperfield) 5 x A2 posters (incl. an animated video) Independent Exam Project University of Brighton 2014 According to the brief I could celebrate/ commemorate/ comment on one of a series of anniversaries; I chose: "Joseph Bramah, inventor of locks, died 1814", due to my fascination with escape artists, and the escapism connotations that come with it.

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Jan 2014 Liron Lavi Turkenich I based the poster on Turkenich's Israeli/Arabic amalgam graphics sense and the combinational alphabet that she has created. Brief limitation: No restrictions.

  • Escape Artists 2 of 5 (Houdini) 5 x A2 posters (incl. an animated video) Independent Exam Project University of Brighton 2014 According to the brief I could celebrate/ commemorate/ comment on one of a series of anniversaries; I chose: "Joseph Bramah, inventor of locks, died 1814", due to my fascination with escape artists, and the escapism connotations that come with it.

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Dec 2013 Florian Habicht I took this photo at a 'Captain Cook's voyage' retrospective exhibition in Vienna in 2010, whilst visiting the Museum quarter (it's a photo of an actual Polynesian shrunken head). Brief limitation: Full colour, utilising your own photography.

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Nov 2013 Andersen M Studio I used the 3 colours option/limitation by placing colour bars on the lower right hand corner of the poster, as a nod to the studio's printing practice. Brief limitation: 3 colours, duo-tone imagery, two typefaces (unlimited size and weights).

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster Nov 2013 Ian Helliwell I actually won an award for creating one of Ian Helliwell's favourite posters for this lecture (see next image for the award and photo). The date of the lecture is written in binary code. Fancy. Brief limitation: Greyscale, type only, one serif and one sans-serif typeface of your choice (unlimited size and weights).

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster 7 March 2013 ROGER DEAN We were given the last minute task to create posters for the Professional Practice Lecture that we are given every Thursday by people that mostly had a career 30 years ago. One of them was today’s Roger Dean, who although played a pivotal role in my childhood gaming packaging drools (he designed the Psygnosis and Tetris logos amongst others), he was also the creator of all those LP covers for all those horrific prog rock bands (Yes, Asia etc) that haunted me forever in the 80s and disgusted me even more in the 90s. When given the brief, my first thought was Johnny Rotten’s 1975 “I Hate Pink Floyd“ t-shirt that led directly to Malcolm McLaren placing him as the singer of the newborn Sex Pistols. It was due to prog rock’s horrific music that punk (and therefore post-punk and new wave) was born; it was the horrific macho clothes, posture and bravado that the post-hippy prog bands supported that gave birth to the emancipated punk clothing, hairstyles and attitudes; it was those pompous and conceited covers that led Jamie Reid to create the Never Mind The Bollocks collage that graced the Sex Pistols’ debut album and ushered in a new era in …well everything (Factory Records’ Peter Saville would never have been able to pull off those layouts or use strictly typography, had it not been for Reid’s reinvention of the LP cover). So yeah, nuff said. I think my cover’s blurb is self-explanatory. When Dean went through the posters he chuckled a bit once he saw this, but didn’t expand on it; thank goodness, cause I was wearing Johnny Rotten’s t-shirt.

  • Scorcese and De Niro ✓ Kubrick and Nicholson ✓ Chrisoulis and Geesin ???? Whah?? Filming "Gary Lactus on Jack Kirby" my love letter to Kirby, to be released on St. Valentine's Day 2014. Photo by Joseph Lau

  • Middle Class Complacency first poster Typographic Detailing poster on a social issue that affects me. My anti-classist values were blasted by tutors and students alike; it meant that the poster worked. More info here: http://brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/65048520431

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster March 2013 LAURA CARLIN Having fun with the lecturer's fixation on creating artificial fruit sculptures. At the end of her lecture she had a laugh and said she liked it.

  • Professional Practice Lecture poster April 2013 JONATHAN BARNBROOK Created for a talk by Graphic Designer, Jonathan Barnbrook (designer of Bowie's 90s-present album covers). The poster and its colour themes vibe off work that Barnbrook did for the Sydney Biennale in Australia.

  • Middle Class Complacency final poster Oct/Nov 2013 Brief: Typographic detailing poster on a social issue that affects me. The amount of grief I got for this poster was tremendous. My anti-classist values were blasted by tutors and students alike who didn't mention a word about the composition; it meant that the poster worked.

  • Power of Print Dec 2012 Full interview here: www.printweek.com/print-week/feature/1135562/tomorrows-designers-look-prints-prospects-power-print-preview and group interview here: www.printweek.com/print-week/feature/1129613/learn-art-mixed-media As part of a competition to design a cover for the Power of Print trade magazine, we had to play on the theme of Digital vs Analogue. I was in the finalists and was interviewed (another freebie, no-prize) by the magazine. See previous image for the final piece.

  • Brighton University BA (Hons) Graphic Design L5 Project 9 Brighton Undercliff Walk project Please check out the whole project and my animated signs here: http://brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/45620304191

  • Level 4 June 2012 2nd Semester Assessment 4 months of work from Brighton University Level 4 BA Graphic Design studies waiting to be assessed -- June 2012!

  • Power of Print / PrintWeek Dec 2012 University of Brighton Part of a competition to design a cover for the Power of Print / PrintWeek trade magazine. We had to play on the theme of Digital vs Analogue. I had a woman in court considering whether she should swear on a printed Bible or a digital one, debating whether that even mattered anymore (hello, content, people of print). I was in the finalists and was interviewed (another freebie, no-prize) by the magazine. See next image for the interview.

  • Instead of submitting a hardcopy version this semester, I designed a website dedicated to my Level 5 GD assessment. feel free to take a peek http://brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/41284342132/university-of-brighton-faculty-of-arts-ba

  • Con Chrisoulis ©2012 The Case for Commonwealth Republicanism. Read here: http://issuu.com/conchrisoulis/docs/royaltybook1_normal_pages

  • Level 4 Apr 2012 Project 9 Semiotics / Visual Signifiers Co-Designed with Callum Round More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/25496767563/project-9-semiotics-visual-signifiers ///// /////

  • Con Chrisoulis ©2012 The Case for Commonwealth Republicanism. Read here: http://issuu.com/conchrisoulis/docs/royaltybook1_normal_pages

  • Level 4 Apr 2012 Project 9 Semiotics / Visual Signifiers Co-Designed with Callum Round More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/25496767563/project-9-semiotics-visual-signifiers ///// /////

  • Level 4 Jan 2012 Project 7 Hierarchy More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/16414458474/project-7-hierarchy

  • Con Chrisoulis ©2012 The Case for Commonwealth Republicanism. Read here: http://issuu.com/conchrisoulis/docs/royaltybook1_normal_pages

  • Con Chrisoulis ©2012 The Case for Commonwealth Republicanism. Read here: http://issuu.com/conchrisoulis/docs/royaltybook1_normal_pages

  • Level 4 Apr 2012 Project 9 Semiotics / Visual Signifiers Co-Designed with Callum Round More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/25496767563/project-9-semiotics-visual-signifiers ///// /////

  • Level 4 Feb 2012 Project 8 Art of the Accident (Book cover redesign) Preliminary Design More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/25293098076/project-8-art-of-the-accident-part-2-david-bowie-book

  • Level 4 Feb 2012 Project 8 Art of the Accident (Book cover redesign) Final Design More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/25293098076/project-8-art-of-the-accident-part-2-david-bowie-book

  • Level 4 Dec 2011 Project 5 Building Blocks Typography informative broadsheet design Final Design More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/15235434811/project-5-building-blocks

  • Level 4 Oct 2011 Project 2 Introduction to Letterforms More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14019602736/nomacsandqwerty

  • Level 4 Dec 2011 Project 6 Typographic Detailing (Staff Rotation Project) More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/15885620582/project-6-typographic-detailing-staff-rotation

  • Level 4 Dec 2011 Project 5 Building Blocks Typography informative broadsheet design Preliminary Design More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/15235434811/project-5-building-blocks

  • Level 4 Nov 2011 Project 4 Let There Be Light (Photography Project) The above images are the group's images (click below to see the group and read more)! More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14557281328/project-4-let-there-be-light-photography-project

  • Level 4 Nov 2011 Project 4 Let There Be Light (Photography Project) An object photographed under 12 different sources of light. More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14557281328/project-4-let-there-be-light-photography-project

  • Level 4 Nov 2011 Project 4 Let There Be Light (Photography Project) More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14557281328/project-4-let-there-be-light-photography-project

  • Level 4 Nov 2011 Book Arts Induction Introduction to handmade bookbinding and the general assembly of a book. More info and images here: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14260777585/book-arts-induction

  • >'5 things about me' project >My 5 worst haircuts >3. Me as a daylight vampire

  • Level 4 Oct 2011 Project 2 Introduction to Letterforms More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14019602736/nomacsandqwerty

  • Level 4 Oct 2011 Project 2 Introduction to Letterforms More info and images: www.brightonoff.tumblr.com/post/14019602736/nomacsandqwerty

  • >'5 things about me' project >My 5 worst haircuts >5. Me as the success story

  • >'5 things about me' project >My 5 worst haircuts >2. Me as the lost Gallagher bro

  • >'5 things about me' project >My 5 worst haircuts >4. Me as a wannabe hell's angel

  • >'5 things about me' project >My 5 worst haircuts >1. Me as the Big Lebowski