Grammatopoulos Kostas was born in Athens, in 1916. He studied painting and engraving at the Athens School of Fine Arts with professor G. Kefallinos and he was awarded a scholarship, which enabled him to continue his studies in Paris. In 1959, he returned to Greece and he was elected a professor at the ASFA engraving studio, where he taught until 1985. In 1949, his spelling book “The good children” won the 1st Prize in an international school-book competition among 44 countries, in Laeken, Belgium. A painter and engraver of the Aegean Sea, he was also the designer of many posters in the Greek-Italian War, in 1940, the Republic’s Ensign, in 1974 and the famous “Alphabet Book”, in 1949 (reissued dozens of times since then).