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