Yahoo! London 2012 Games coverage! Amazing Illustrations by Charis Tsevis


This is a series of illustrations, created by Charis Tsevis, with the wonderful people of Yahoo!, and their advertising campaign for the 2012 Olympic Games. “The Once-In-A-Lifetime moments that happen every four years.” This is how Yahoo! describe the experience of the Olympics in their current advertising campaign, and Charis couldn’t agree more.

He remembers himself as a kid, watching the Olympiads. Moments full of emotions, people who stand higher than all of us, colorful pieces of a united world. Charis describes his experience as “simple and beautiful. A very good partnership with a company that dreamed to work, since it is a myth of the Internet”. He  also recalls discovering Yahoo! since cyberspace is a great interest of his. Pages full of excitement, people and groups for all his interests, links to a colorful world…

Charis amazing work was inspired by Gestalt, Futurism, Greek modernism and African primitivism. Enjoy your game!


The Illustrations:

3 pairs of images for 3 different sports (diving, gymnastics and running). They have developed 4 images for running because they wanted to represent celebration and victory too.


The applications:

These are some of the applications that Yahoo! created. Banners, splash screens for logging-in and animations.


The details:

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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