Perfection is achieved,
not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Services

Graphic Design

Graphic design, typography and branding for companies, exhibitions, events, stationary or any other format and application. Specialized in working with artist, designers and cultural institutions.

Web Design and Development

I design and develop websites with responsive patterns, using Kirby CMS, Wordpress, Drupal. I have created various artist and designer portfolios, e-shops, news sites and others.

Book Design and Editing

More than 15 years of experience in designing books and editing publications about design and architecture. Currently running my own publishing company, Eccentric Books.

Work

2016

Identity and website for an e-shop of handcrafted accessories.

2015

Posters and booklet design for an urban studies conference.

2015

Exhibition panels, logo and banner for a small exhibition about the military history of the city of Nafplion.

2015

Exhibition panels for an exhibition about the petrified forest of Lesvos.

2015

A theme for the Kirby CMS used for creating, displaying and testing CSS style guides.

2015

Website for an architectural photographer.

2014

Book design for a series of all fantasy novels written by William Morris.

2014

Book design for a series of obscure 19th century science fiction.

2014

Website design and development for a small publisher of science fiction, fantasy and related topics.

About

I am Dimitris Kottas, graphic and web designer, editor and publisher of books and PhD student in architecture and urban design. I have studied architecture and have worked many years at the publishing industry designing and editing books on architecture and design.

I work mostly for artists, designers, architects and cultural institutions like museums and galleries but I welcome any creative challenge. I enjoy projects that combine design and editorial work.

Notebook

If you have visited this website the past year more than once you may have noticed that it was in a state of constant change. Some time ago I did a complete relaunch, updated the back-end and redesigned the front-end from scratch. And then I spend many… read more

A couple of days ago Dmitry Fadeyev published an article on Smashing Magazine titled "Authentic Design". Fadeyev argues that "flat design" is, or can be when properly practiced, a more "authentic" design than skeuomorphic or more… read more

The last few weeks I have started working with Kirby, a file-based CMS written on PHP. I have found it very convenient for many kinds of projects. It is a very good solution for small-to-medium sized websites, like portfolios, small blogs or small company… read more

Contact

Post Address

Dimitris Kottas
Lomvardou 23-25
11473, Athens
Greece