Artist Profile: Nikoletta Kyprianou

CCC17 welcomes back talented illustrator Nikoletta Kyprianou!

Nikoletta Kyprianou is a freelance artist and illustrator from Nicosia, with a BA Degree from Middlesex University. Nikoletta really enjoys creating intricate pen drawings of weird and out of this world characters. She grew up watching old horror and fantasy movies and reading books and comics like Shivers, Goosebumps and Tales from the Crypt, which eventually inspired her art. Her work is all hand drawn with some final Photoshop touches, depending on the commission.

Make sure to visit Nikoletta’s website, as well as to follow her on Facebook, in order to stay up to date with her work and upcoming projects!

For the past 6 years, Nikoletta has been the art director for Power of the Night Festival and most of her current work includes, CD covers and booklets, concert and event posters and t-shirt design for many bands. Nikoletta has also illustrated the educational, children’s book ‘Animal Protest’, by Elena Erotokritou. Her work was also published at Delivering Views #11: From Cyprus With Love”, Book Launch, in the first two issues of ‘Aegis’ Magazine and her work will also be featured at the third issue of Silvae Magazine this August.

Nikoletta was included in the 2008 D&AD Awards as an In-book Selection, for creating a striking new look for the Space Opera book series, for the Orion Publishing Group. She was chosen amongst the best new-comer artists worldwide, for the Illustration category. She has been a part of various exhibitions such as the 2008 New Blood D&AD Awards Exhibition, Ark – Under the Trees, Cyprus Comic Con 2015 and 2016, the 9th Annual Akamantis Exhibition, the 2016 Nicosia Pop Up Festival and the group exhibition ‘Love Bytes‘.

Additionally, Nikoletta took part in a project by Write CY (The Comic Book Project), in which a group of young authors and artists combined their forces to create original comic book stories that were exhibited at the 2016 Cyprus Comic Con and if all goes well, why not also abroad!