Welcome to the independent design studio of Kosta, a Detroit, Michigan artist known for Bold Brush Script, unique hand lettering, and cycling art. He creates bold work for himself and clients looking for something truly unique. Kosta thinks even bigger for others who already think big while creating meaningful, thought-provoking work and also specializing in campaigns, branding/identity, logo design, magazine covers, packaging, and abstract art.
Who? Kostandinos, the shortened form is Kosta. Pronounced: KO-stahn-DEE-nos / KO-stah. Since his last name is even more difficult to spell and pronounce, he works under the moniker of Kosta Bold.
So, who or what is "Finnllow"? Kosta is most passionate about his two dogs, Finnegan (Brittany) + Willow (Long-Haired Weimaraner) and together they = Finnllow / FINN+LLOW (pronounced Fin-Low). They're a big part of his life, so they were the great inspiration to create a brand name that has significant meaning.
When he's not posting pictures of them to Instagram, he spends a lot of time working on their behavioral training, feeding them ice cubes, and trying to land them lucrative Hollywood careers and magazine shoots.
Kosta is a native of the best-shaped State! He's a proud Michigander — born and raised in Detroit — currently living in Macomb Township, 30-miles northwest of The Motor City. Growing up in Detroit, he was close enough to Canada to get CBC on Channel 9 and watched Mr. Dressup every day. Kosta likes to use every opportunity he has to thank and acknowledge Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup) for helping foster his interest in art and wishes he could've met him before he passed.
Above any other title or label, Kosta considers himself an artist first. His background is abstract painting and graphic design with a focus on Bold Brush Script, hand lettering, and illustration. He seeks perfection in imperfections, welcomes accidents, and sides with the bold. Kosta's greatest strengths are his ideas and then bringing those ideas to life. As a designer, he believes a designer can and should design for anything, any medium.
Kosta is looking to work on projects where he can utilize his unique aesthetic from concept to completion. He thrives when working on campaigns and projects from start to finish; from the birth of the first sketch to the press check. He's opinionated and passionate about many things, so he'd like to use his art to foster change and awareness.
When he's not brush scripting, working on client projects, playing with his dogs, posting embarrassing photos of them to Instagram, or poop-smithing the yard, you can find him getting his Lance-ness on! Kosta is an avid cyclist and pro cycling fan — Vamos Nairo! He also tries his hand at home improvements whenever possible, often several times before he gets it right or giving up completely and hiring a professional. Most importantly, he wants to be the kind of person his dogs think he is.
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