Anyone who‘s met us can’t help but notice how different we are. But many agree that only from such different minds a project like The Pattern Tales could have emerged.
It was a sunny day in December 2015 when we decided to embark on The Pattern Tales adventure, together. It all began with the smell of the sea and the beautiful colours of Syros, the Greek island where we both live and create.
We are both hungry bibliophages*. So thinking to start a project about illustrating books seemed like a standard idea. When you look at our work you clearing see our different approach to life and art. It is exactly this personal interpretation that makes The Pattern Tales so engaging and unique.
Chiara Aliotta loves authentic gothic tales and those involving suspense and curiosity. She holds a Masters in Communication Design and a Bachelor Degree in Product and Industrial Design, both from Politecnico di Milano’s Industrial Design Department. Her design education began with a Diploma in Arts and Industrial Design from Institute of Art in Sicily.
Spiros Baras loves metaphors and symbolism, with poems being his favourite. His reflective, calm personality perfectly matches the precise rhythm of verses. He holds a Diploma in Graphic Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Culture. Spiros did intensive studies of digital fine art prints, from which the idea for The Pattern Tales began.