Legendary Greek designer, Ioannis, probably holds some kind of world record related to having worked with more iconic bands than anyone else. He’s done artworks for Deep Purple, Fates Warning, King Crimson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uriah Heep, Allman Brothers, Dream Theater, Quiet Riot, Styx and the list goes on… His unique brand of Fantasy meets Surrealism have been adorning album covers for decades and transporting audiences to unknown places of the human mind. Here, the iconic artist shares the story behind his artistic evolution.
HMA: How and when did you get interested in visual arts?
Ioannis: I have been drawing since I was 5 years old, loved American Comics and animations like Disney growing up in Greece, this just grew when in High School as I loved fantasy art, comic books, science fiction and of course Rock music.