My name is Stathis Arvanitakis and I was born in Athens in 1986. From an early age, painting was my only creative way of expression. As a result of this, I attended painting classes for seven years and after that, classes of free- hand and line drawing for two years. In 2007 I got my degree as a grap… Read More
My name is Stathis Arvanitakis and I was born in Athens in 1986. From an early age, painting was my only creative way of expression. As a result of this, I attended painting classes for seven years and after that, classes of free- hand and line drawing for two years. In 2007 I got my degree as a graphic designer in AKTO (The Middlesex University of London). A fundamental belief of mine for the realization of a project is the existence of a strong central idea and a good collaboration. I do not wish to be uninteresting, so I focus on the subject without altering its basics principles. I can see the subject globally, I analyse it in detail and I am led in a magical way, to the ideal solution, so as to efficiently communicate the massage to the recipient. In my spare time I like inventing things for my friends and me, making the world around us beautiful in a slovenly way by mixing colours and tones.
Our project began from a simple question; why can't everyone have his/her own T- shirt, hat, shoe or bug the way he/she really wants it? Looking around in the market for the cost of such a ready hand- made product, we were surprised. So by mixing our knowledge and our ardent desire together, we made samples from different patterns of all kind of taste while using many loved and forgotten patterns. We made all these using various techniques and different materials. We used colours exclusively for fabric, washing and time- resistant, as well as 100% cotton products. So, we present to you a sample of our work and we invite you to bring us your favourite pattern, or choose one of our suggestions putting your own character in and by doing so, make it unique, together. Do not be scared by the word ''hand- made''; the cost for the materialization of this idea was low. Regarding our name, it was not difficult for us to find because only by hearing the project and probably realizing its cost, it creates the impression of a work ''arpa kolla''. So welcome in the world of arpa kolla. Read Less