We are the Comeback

When you are down losing and you have nothing left, then it's time for a nice big strong comeback.
It's time to start winning again.

The Comeback Studio was launched in late 2011 in the heart of Athens, under the shadow of the Parthenon, by designers Dimitris Kanellopoulos and Yiorgos Yiacos.

Dimitris & Yiorgos are graduates of the Kent Institute of Art & Design (Visual Communication, BA Hons, 2003).

We focus on art direction, fresh & functional design, passionate illustration and custom typography. We are proud of the work we do and believe in doing it with a strong moral sense. The success of each project is measured not only by its aesthetic excellence but also by the results that it generates for the client.

We work alongside a team of professionals, each one excellent in their field, in order to deliver the best possible results. Our collaborators specialize in different areas such as photography, design, silkscreen printing, web design & coding, illustration and copyrighting. For each new project, those suited for it are brought in to help achieve an optimal result. We work closely with our clients, always trying to learn from their expertise, making sure the objectives they set are achieved in an efficient manner.

The Comeback are:

Dimitris Kanellopoulos

Dimitris Kanellopoulos

After working for approximately 10 years, decided it was to time for a big comeback. Loves social design, typography and illustrating characters. He strongly believes that good design is a good idea.

Prior to The Comeback, co-founded the PoorDesigners Creative Studio, and later worked as a web designer at “Wedia” and “Somethink Creative Group”. He is also a design tutor. Held the position of chairman on the board of the Greek Graphic Designers Association (2010-12) and that of vice-chairman for the period before that (2008-10).

Yiorgos Yiacos

Yiorgos Yiacos

Born in 1978. Illustrator, designer & art director. Occasionally doing other things, like custom typography design or participating in exhibitions with work of a more personal nature.

Before the Comeback, co-founded the PoorDesigners Creative Studio. Then worked in advertising for a while and hated it, and later as a freelance designer until it was time for something new.

Press + Publications

Page Magazine
Issue 12.11.
Germany, 2011.
Lifo newspaper
Issue 221.
Greece, 2011.
Novum
Issue 5/10.
Germany, 2010.
Selected A
ISBN: 978-84-92643-57-8
Index Books, 2010.
Basic Pack
ISBN: 978-84-92643-38-7
Index Books, 2010.
ColoRush: the colour forecast book series a/w 11/12
Eiermann & Hattenkerl, 2010.
The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration
ISBN: 9-781-9063-8831-7.
Martin Dawber, Anova Books, 2009.
Illustration Now! Vol.3
ISBN: 978-3-8365-1487-3.-
Julius Wiedemann, Taschen Books, 2009.
Small Design Studios
Hessing Books, 2009.
9 Magazine
Issues 484 & 486.
Greece, 2009.
+Design Magazine
Greece, 2009.
Max Magazine
Issue 820.
Greece, 2007.
E (Epsilon) weekly magazine
Issue 820.
Greece, 2006.
Compedium #1
On The Camper, 2005.

Exhibitions

Crisis is a Greek word, 2014
Technopolis, Athens.
Terra Nueva, Exploring the Explorers, 2011
Terra Petra, Athens.
With the Medium:Rare creative team.
Spring 10, 2010
Sexy Art Gallery, at The Erotic Museum of Amsterdam.
Character Synthesis II, 2009
Technopolis, Athens.
DesignWalk 09, 2009
Athens.
Character Synthesis, 2008
Technopolis, Athens.
GreenDesign Festival, 2008
Athens.
DesignWalk 08, 2008
Athens.
Mapping Europe, 2007
Melina Merkouri Hall, Athens.
Re:Cover, 2007
Giomisti Kefali gallery, Sifnos, Greece.
DesignWalk 07, 2007
Athens

Awards

EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Merit.
In category: Olive oil Packaging.
For the “Notio Premium Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil”.
2014
EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Merit.
In category: Invitation / Flyer.
For the “Color Me Badly” wedding invitation.
2014
EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Merit.
In category: Self Publication.
For the “Doomsday Calendar”.
2013
EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Merit.
In category: Illustration, Miscellaneous.
For the work done for the exhibition “DesignWalk 07”.
2008, with the PoorDesigners Creative Studio.
EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Finalists.
In category: Illustration, Miscellaneous.
For a series of illustrations for the “PoorMagazine”.
2006
EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Winners.
In category: Illustration, Miscellaneous.
For the e-zine “PoorMagazine”.
2006, with the PoorDesigners Family collective.
EBGE - Greek Design & Illustration Awards, Merit.
In category: Graphic Design, General.
For the vector collection “The Vector Project”.
2005, with the PoorDesigners Family collective.

The Team of professionals

Manolis Aggelakis

Manolis Aggelakis

Manolis, aka tind, was born in 1981. He lives and works in Athens, Greece. He uses a plethora of materials, and new and old methods, specifically in the field of silkscreen-printing.

Although he was trained as a graphic designer, his knowledge as a printer stems from working as his father's apprentice from a very early age. They currently share their working studio and learn different aspects of the trade from one another.

Eternal Optimists

Eternal Optimists

Babis Manologlou and Antonis Varzakakos launched Eternal Optimists in 2012, an agile creative digital ensemble with a love for well-told stories, offering a full range of services, including strategic planning, advertising, interactive communications, design and production.

We work for brands and friends all over the world helping them craft and share their own exciting stories. Tales that make inspiring, memorable and meaningful connections with their audiences, in the most personal way.

F.I.I.L. (Friday I'm In Love)

F.I.I.L. (Friday I'm In Love)

Penny Zevoli and Tassos Papaioannou are FIIL (Friday I'm In Love), a team that combines new ideas with the love for typography, illustration and various materials, in order to design unique invitations.

Vasso Kanellopoulou

Vasso Kanellopoulou

Vasso Kanellopoulou has been working as a journalist and a copywriter for over 20 years now, with a broad range of expertise, ranging from magazine editor and reporter, to creative advisor and editor for both Greek and English-language publications. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, with studies in N.Y., USA, she is a true believer in the power of the written word, be it in English or in Greek.

A fan of travel, cultures, and languages, (French, Spanish and some Italian too), she can claim a multinational perspective in an everchanging wonderful world.

Tassos Papaioannou

Tassos Papaioannou

Tassos Papaioannou is the man behind One Man Show studio. The Athens based studio is specialized in creative direction, illustration, comic creation, publishing, photography e.t.c. Various works of the studio are included in "Illustration Now! Vol.2" & "Identity Now!" books by Taschen (edited by Julius Wiedemann).

Tassos is also the owner of the publishing company Giganto Books and the co-founder (with Penny Zevoli) of FIIL. Last but not least, he is a member of the Medium:Rare team.

Polka Dot Studio

Polka Dot Studio

Polka Dot is a creative studio founded by Nearchos Ntaskas and Clair Georgelli in 2008, located in the area of Acropolis in Athens. Together they form a capable team of designers with a keen eye for detail. Polka Dot do mainly graphic design and illustration and have a special fondness for creating work for children.

They have received several awards, both in Greece and overseas. Their work has been featured in a number of publications about design.

John Tsevdos

John Tsevdos

Hi, I'm John and I love building websites using the latest standards and techniques.

I also maintain two web design/development blogs, phrappe.com (english) and tsevdos.com (greek).