Hi everyone. My name is Petros and I am the man behind Hommie and PTRSdesign CO. brand. I consider myself a multi-tasker. I have studied Architecture in the UK but you will find me dealing with interior decoration, furniture making, illustration, graphic designing, photography and, of course, blogging. Hommie is my first blog and it’s about my passion: Decoration. Beside the amazing houses (mostly Scandinavian; I’m a scandi-lover!), hotels, shops, cafes and other spaces you can find scrolling down Hommie, there’s also a section named ‘Hommie visits:’ where I take photos and present places that I find very interesting and stylish during my journeys around the globe.
But today I will present you my new project called PTRSdesign CO. and I have to say a big thanks to Corina for giving me the opportunity to do it. As its name implies, it’s actually my designing company. It has to do with drawings, illustrations and designing things in general and exploring the various forms they can be imprinted.
The very first collection of PTRSdesign CO. is a combination of three of my favorite things: white tees, music and art. The main idea was real-life magazine covers, redrawn and re-edited with my own personal style and printed on plain white t-shirts. Just like that, the ‘Idols of our Generation’-concept was born. The word idol as a meaning describes an image, person or object being treated with blind admiration, worship and devotion. In ancient times, idols were religious statues of deities who were treated with awe.
Today other things and concepts are idolized, one of which are the celebrities. Singers, actors, models, designers, footballers are the main representatives of the celebrity lifestyle that is treated with admiration and gluttonous curiosity by the media and their fans. Magazines themselves can be considered as idols, too. They inspire and influence the world as they have the power to set new trends, specifically in fashion and music. From fashion’s musts’ to political beliefs, the lifestyle of a singer or the pages of a magazine can affect the beliefs-interests-behavior of a common man. The first collection of PTRSdesign CO. ‘Idols of our generation – The Music Edition’ is devoted to musical idols of the 00s and inspired by the most iconic fashion and music magazines. The selection of these five artists was purely based on personal criteria; they are singers who I have watched and heard and some time in my life, at some point, they have influenced me.
Everything that is printed on a PTRSdesign CO. t-shirt is made by hand. The original illustrations are hand-drawn on A4 papers, then scanned and send to the printing workshop in order to be screen printed by hand with eco friendly black ink on our custom sewn 100% pure Greek Cotton white t-shirts. Even the text on the inside of the tees is handwritten by me. I support Greek agriculture and industry using the finest Greek raw materials and ensuring that all stages of production take place in Greece, especially in my hometown, Athens. ‘Detail’ is everything. I take care even of the tiniest thing on every t-shirt, from the t-shirts’ pattern to the stickers that seal the cardboard package. The t-shirts are limited edition, since only 300 have been printed.
I find the balanced combination of black and white as the ultimate harmonization. White is the color of purity and perfection, symbolizes successful new beginnings (totally need it), completeness and integration. On the other, black is strong, bold and offers a dramatic presence: stylish, imposing and mysterious. What about color? Nah! Black’n’white aesthetic is more than enough. Style must be humble.
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I want to celebrate this guest post with a tee giveaway. The lucky one will choose one PTRSdesign CO. t-shirt from the ‘Idols of our Generation – The Music Edition’ collection that will be send straight to his/her home.