I was asked today to dig up some illustration work that I used to do when I was an Art Director in Healthcare. So I found some of my old work and I am putting it here for people to see and I am also updating my professional site with the work as well. I have also dug up some other illustration work (editorial) that I will be scanning and updating so be on the look out.

Enjoy!

 

A friend of mine Francis Hogan over at Swing Shift Studios was looking for some inspiration and came across my goblin standard bearer sketch and decided to make a 3D rendering of it. Check it out!

Sorry I have not posted all week, this past week was my guest artist vist at Voorheesville Central School District. While there I did a workshop on Type with Art. I did some simple tutorials with Photoshop and Illustrator and with the techniques learned I had the classes do two projects.

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The first project I did with the students was a Word Exercise (Word Project as I called it), this is a classic typography excercise, this is something I did in College in my first year at Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Students are given a list of words and they need to interpret the meaning of the word by adjusting the spacing, scale, and position of the letters on a page. They were able to repeat, omit, slice, block or overlap words or letters. BUT they had to use the typeface in its true form, they couldn’t add drop shadows, or horizontal/vertical scaling (distortion).

blackcatThe second project I did with the students was a Book Cover redesign, after taking techniques I taught them with the first project and exercises I showed them during class, they had to reinvent and redesign a book they have read while in High School from a list of 9 titles. They would have to take shape and text and create a cover design and not use imagery that they can find just on the internet, they had to think conceptually on this one.

I felt that this was a successful workshop and I would definitely do it again if asked to.

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Cleopatra’s Caboose Game Company – http://zmangames.com/

Vasilakos Design recently developed new packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. This project consists of:

Rulebook Design – Card Design – Token Design – Player Summary Card Design – Map Design

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game:

The train game based…in Ancient Egypt?!?

Cleopatra’s Caboose is a train game for 3 to 5 players that’s based in Ancient Egypt. Each turn, players bid for the right to utilize a game designer of their choosing which denotes both the turn order and a special ability that can be used that turn.

Players construct tracks, ship fruits to cities that need them, construct buildings for victory points and to improve a city’s status, and build pyramids to make a city more prestigious. Be careful, though; you have a limited amount of money and actions in which to accomplish your goals! Manage both wisely and become the Emperor of Ancient Egypt!

 

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Genji Game Company – http://zmangames.com/ Link to product – http://zmangames.com/cardgames/genji.htm

Vasilakos Design recently developed a packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. This project consists of:

Rulebook Design (3 Language Layouts: English, French, Japanese) – Card Design – Token Design

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game: A Game of Romance from the Height of the Heian Period!

1010 AD: In the Imperial court of old Japan, one book title is on everyone’s lips: The Tale of Genji, the story of the greatest lover in all Japan. In a world where nights are filled with furtive romances, all men at court want to imitate Genji’s success. The most prolific lover will go down in history as the real Genji!

You are a courtier in the court of Emperor Ichijo in a time in Japanese history when poetry and the arts reigned supreme. Your goal is to increase your reputation at court by secretly visiting Princesses and winning their hearts by writing them the greatest love poetry. At the end of the game, the player who has the most Reputation Points is the winner!

Players place beginning and/or ending Poem cards on Princesses in order to match the symbols of the season, the court fashion, and the taste of the princess being wooed in order to give the poem Beauty.

 

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Neuroshima Hex Game Company – http://zmangames.com/ Link to product – http://zmangames.com/boardgames/neuroshima_hex.htm

Vasilakos Design recently developed a packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. The project consists of:

Tiles – Reference Cards – Rulebook – Game Board – Tokens

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game: Neuroshima HEX is a game of tactics, where armies wage continuous battles against each other. It is based on a roleplaying game called Neuroshima RPG published by Portal in 2001. While being familiar with the RPG is not necessary, the players will find it easier to identify with their armies if they have read or played the game.

The world of Neuroshima RPG is that of a post-apocalypse world torn apart by a war between humans and machines. The remains of humanity took shelter in the ruins of cities and organized in small communities, gangs and armies. Conflicts between such groups are not uncommon and the reasons of such are numerous: territory, food or equipment. What is more, the ruined cities are constantly patrolled by machines sent from the north, where a vast cybernetic entity, called MOLOCH, appeared. Great wastelands that surround what was left of the greatest cities are home to another enemy – Borgo – a charismatic leader who controls an army of gruesome mutants. One of the last hopes of humanity is the OUTPOST, a perfectly organized army which wages a guerilla war against MOLOCH. Nevertheless, most human settlements, including the HEGEMONY, are not concerned with war until it comes banging at their door. Such is the world of Neuroshima.

 

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Ideology: The War of Ideas – Second Edition Game Company – http://zmangames.com/ Link to product – http://zmangames.com/boardgames/ideology2.htm

Vasilakos Design recently developed a new packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. The project consists of:

Rulebook Design – Card Design – Token Design – Packaging Design – Logo Design – Map Creation – Player Cards – Icon Design

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game: The conflict of political ideas spawned the conflicts of the 20th Century. More than any other era in human history, nations defined themselves not merely by their military or economic might, but by the ideals that inspired their ambitious achievements.

Ideology: The War of Ideas is an exciting new strategy game by Z-Man Games. During the game, each player symbolizes one of the 20th Century’s most powerful Ideologies: Capitalism, Communism, Fascism, Imperialism, and Islamic Fundamentalism.

Beginning with one global region completely under its sway, each Ideology attempts to influence and control the independent regions of the earth. The Ideology that acquires the highest level of global influence will dominate the world for generations to come!

This second edition includes enhanced graphics, variant rules, and variant abilities to 4 of the 5 Ideologies in the game. Also, we added more Influence cards.

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R-Eco: A Game of Recycling and Ecology Game Company – http://zmangames.com/ Link to product – http://zmangames.com/cardgames/r_eco.htm

Vasilakos Design recently developed a packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. The project consists of:

Rulebook Design – Card Design – Token Design

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game: You are garbage collectors whose task is to place recycled goods in their proper waste disposal facility. But you have to watch how much garbage you carry or you will overload your truck and then have to dump the excess materials illegally – not a good thing if you want to become the only authorized garbage collector in the city.

A great filler game originally published in Japan.

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Marie Triller Photographer – http://www.marietriller.com/

Vasilakos Design recently redesigned the portfolio and gallery site of professional local photographer Marie Triller based in Albany, New York.

I want to thank you for the superb design work and excellent service you have provided me over the years. I continuously receive raves on my website design – people really respond to it. I wanted a true artist to design my site – not just any so-called webdesigner. You handle presentation as if it were your own; that’s what a real artist does. For that, I can’t thank you enough. It’s an ongoing pleasure to work with Vasilakos Design.– Marie Triller, Photographer