Women, art & obscurity. Seers, Knights, Lassnig.

Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Women artist don’t enjoy the kind of spotlight men often get. Kira Cochrane from the Guardian wrote 3 years ago: How many female artists featured in the top 100 auction sales, ranked by price, last year? Gemma Rolls-Bentley, an independent curator, decided to find out. One day, not long ago, she sat down with the…

Art meets facts. Animation in documentary films

Sunday 31 July, 2016

There’s a term I’ve always liked: cross-genre, and I’ve often used it to describe my own work. Just as I avoid pigeonhole-ing things in life, I’m attracted to works that escape genre classifications and narrow paths. I find that it’s at these intersections of styles and forms that true magic can be born. Once-upon-a-time a…

Retro dreams in retro animation

Wednesday 08 June, 2016

My life has recently been revolving around animation, as I’ve been working on a little animated intro for my website and finishing an old project, which is an animated music clip to Fly on the Windscreen by Depeche Mode. The latter involved getting deep into expressions, which, as every After Effects adept knows, is not…

3 logos I like: Geek Girls Carrots, Moderat, Jadłonomia

Thursday 31 March, 2016

1. Geek Girls Carrots Geek Girls Carrots is an organisation dedicated to connecting, teaching/learning and inspiring women in Tech and IT. Why carrots? Kamila Sidor, the heart and soul of GGC, explains: “Geeks and long-lasting coding are usually associated with pizza and junk food. With carrots we wanted to make sure our community was associated with a…

The art & science of kissing

Sunday 14 February, 2016

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous ― Ingrid Bergman The first kiss, like a job interview, can be a thoroughly nerve-racking experience. This curious way of passing approx. 80 million bacteria from our lips to someone else’s generates so many anxieties and uncertainties that the…

Game & graphic wonders of Alice in Wonderland exhibition

Wednesday 03 February, 2016

At the end of last year, I had the pleasure of seeing a wonderful exhibition at the British Library, which celebrates 150 years of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibition contains an abundance of fascinating material to read and look at. We’ve got Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten manuscript of Alice’s Adventures Under…

Lot in Sodom cover design

Tuesday 05 January, 2016

I love working with music. So I was very happy when Colin Z. Robertson aka Hands of Ruin asked me to design a cover for his soundtrack album to James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber’s 1933 silent film, Lot in Sodom, based on the Biblical tale of the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. Prior to…

3 logos I like: Krayewski, Mariage Frères, Disconnect

Thursday 17 December, 2015

This is a new blog post series I’m starting, where I’m going to present three different logos I encounter in my everyday life, that I particularly like the design of. 1. Krayewski Andre Krayewski (né Andrzej Jan Krajewski) is a Polish-born, US-based artist and poster designer, famous for his signature art-deco and pop art style. He is…

Polish poster just after the war

Thursday 26 November, 2015

I recently went to see the Just After the War exhibition at Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw. The exhibition, described as an „attempt to answer the question as to how the complicated social moods and political tensions in post-war Poland found their expression in the visual arts, photographs, film and also architecture and design”, offered a…