Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World | 6 Amazing Illustrations by Charis Tsevis


Today I am very proud to share with you the unique work of my friend Greek Visual Designer, Charis Tsevis that was made for the book “Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World” published by Dorling Kindesley Limited, a Penguin Company.

It’s no secret that Charis Tsevis is a devoted fan of computer history and cyberculture. He is following this passion for more than 20 years. Studying, collecting old machines, retro gadgets, especially old Apples but also Sinclairs, Amstrads, Bulls, Commodores… this computer archeology passion is one of the more romantic activities Charis ever had.

So it was not a surprise to see Smiljka Surla from DK publishing cooperating with Charis Tsevis for the “Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World” publication.

“Gadgets, Games, Robots and the Digital World” is a very well written and detailed documented educational book. It can serve as a great introduction to the world of smart machines. Written by Clive Gifford, a journalist participating in more than 120 titles in the field of computing, robotics and everything tech. Dr Mike Goldsmith, another veteran of popular science literature has contributed to the book.
The book uses illustrations and information graphics by I Love Dust, James Carey, Infomen and Charis Tsevis.

Charis Tsevis was commissioned to create 5 mosaic portraits of 6 IT giants: Grace Hopper, Cynthia Breazeal, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sir Clive Sinclair and Tomohiro Nishikado. For any one of them he tried to create a mosaic portrait made out of their creations or their ideas.

The book hosts a plethora of illustration and graphics styles, that gave the opportunity to Charis to experiment with different mosaic styles and ideas.



Tomohiro Nishikado: The …space invader.


Bill Gates: The Windows 1.0 portrait


Bill Gates: The Windows portrait


Grace Hopper: The gifted mathematician and pioneer


Cynthia Breazeal: The Robots whisperer


Mark Zuckerberg: The international portrait


Sir Clive Sinclair: The PC pioneer


The Book

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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