For some grammar is a chore, for some it’s a joy. Editors Canada aims to spread that joy! With the help of Costa LeClerc Design and illustrator Angelica Yiacoupis, Editors Canada new 16-month calendar is ready for use. Each month a helpful tip is punctuated by one of Angelica’s light-hearted, humorous illustrations (pun intended - we couldn’t resist). Bold colors and high contrast make Angelica’s images come to life and veritably jump off the page.Read More
Illustrator Angelica Yiacoupis had the honor of being selected as one the final 30 of Buro Four's art competition and featured in their Thirty for Thirty book. Each artist was ‘allocated’ a project. Angelica was fortunate enough to be assigned the Boldrewood Campus of the University of Southampton.Read More
Angelica Yiacoupis showcases her uniquely graphic, whimsical style in The York School Prospectus. The bright, primary color palette and imaginative, mechanical creations ignites a sense of play and wonder. Art directed by Deirdre Hughes at Agency59 this was a bit of a dream job for Angelica who gathers her inspiration from the fun and unexpected.
See Angelica's work animated on the prospectus website.
Angelica Yiacoupis is represented by i2i Art Inc. See more of Angelica's wonderful illustration.
Find inspiration. Follow your instinct. Experiment and perfect. We asked illustrator Angelica Yiacoupis to walk us through her creative process.
i2i Art: Where do you start?
Angelica Yiacoupis: When working with a client, I start with brainstorming words from the brief, which then leads off into numerous spider diagrams. Following this I draw tiny sketches from these words. These turn into little rough thumbnails of jumbled up ideas.
i2i Art: What’s your go-to inspiration?
Angelica Yiacoupis: I ‘google’ of course, and I look through my pinterest collections. Sometimes I find inspiration off websites such as Bored Panda and exhibitions; the ‘Pick me up’ Graphic Art Fair being my personal favourite. Magazines such as Computer Arts are also full of great ideas.
I am also inspired by several artists work such as Leandro Castelao and Mick Marston with his bold use of vector animals. The fascination I have with Leandro Castelao’s work stems from the mechanical inside workings of machines and technology from a young age, which I also incorporate into my own work.
i2i Art: What’s the next step in your process?
Angelica Yiacoupis: I never normally have the final image completely drawn out before I start on my mac, as I find the idea changes as I’m creating the piece. I don’t take my sketches onto the mac either, instead I draw them out digitally from scratch to create a more structured, symmetrical look that I find is better suited. I experiment a lot with composition and ways of drawing elements of the image in Adobe Illustrator, as well as testing out lots of colour palettes. Most of my creative process is spent on the computer as I’ve always found it easier to jump right in.
My final outcome is always a polished structured piece as I love perfection in my own work.
Let’s take a look!
Coca Cola & the Gods
Angelica Yiacoupis: A completely open self initiated brief. I wanted to create something fresh and out of the ordinary. I started by choosing to advertise Coca Cola because of my strong interest in advertising and the fact that they have such fun and lively existing adverts, they would be a a major dream client for me. I decided to tie in the concept with the idea of Greek mythology. With this unique idea I wanted a unique layout. I came up with the idea of dividing the series of pages into three sections and then showing three ways Coca Cola was being used by each god to tell a story in each piece. And so Coca Cola and the Gods was born.
Angelica Yiacoupis: This idea started from a drawing I did a few years ago. I decided to create the quirky character and as I did the evolution began. The outdated robot on it’s last legs transformed from the drawing into a much more complex creature. I always like to give my work some sort of meaning, to add a purpose and get a strong message across to an audience. The original piece with the robot bomb bumble bee seemed to fit in very nicely with the idea of self destruction and the effects humans are having on the environment and the world. I then added the landscape and combined with the character, I feel it carries a strong message. I decided to add to the seriousness of the message of climate change by showing more aspects of climate change such as gas emissions and the effect carbon dioxide is having on animals—by killing them.
Watch Angelica at Work
See more of Angelica Yiacoupis’ work. Represented by i2i Art.
i2i Art is proud to introduce illustrator Angelica Yiacoupis--the latest addition to our roster. Based in North London, Yiacoupis graduated from the London College of Communication with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Her infographic style, combined with her light-hearted humorous nature always makes a bold statement. Angelica loves to develop characters (and alternative worlds inhabited by them). Her passion for animals and the environment are also recurring themes in her work. See Angelica Yiacoupis' complete portfolio.
Proposed Campaign for Orange, mobile and Internet company, UK.
Meet Vera the Explorer! An enthusiastic crusader created for the promotion of Aloe Vera Products.
Below a very cool mascot designed for Mad Grads' Student Planners, for Nottingham and London Universities, comes to life as the character illustrates aspects of student life.