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…

On praise and criticism

Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Coming to Warsaw after living in London has given me an opportunity to re-examine my homeland and culture. A lot has changed in the past few years, Warsaw is becoming an incredibly dynamic, vibrant and multicultural city, with lots of new business ventures, startups, and great new energy. Being a foreigner is no longer a…

“Direction Courtesy” campaign ads

Monday 14 September, 2015

One of the first things I noticed upon coming to Warsaw this summer and getting around by trams, were blue digital posters of cartoonish characters representing common types of bad behaviour on public transport. As I later found out, these ads are part of a recently launched second edition of a campaign called Kierunek życzliwość w…

Women in Chanel N°5 film ads

Monday 07 September, 2015

I admit that I have a soft spot for trailers and cinematic adverts. The challenge to tell a story (of a film, book, exhibition, or a product) in a highly condensed fashion to intrigue the audience and make them emotionally engaged, is a fascinating one. A recent search for a new fragrance became an excuse…

New website & the icon challenge

Tuesday 01 September, 2015

Here it is—my new website. The previous one was entirely hand-coded, and as much I liked its simplicity, the lack of a content-management system became too tiring after a while. Plus, I wanted to have a blog that is more design-focused than my personal essay-style blog. Being a big fan of WordPress, I had no doubts that I would…

Faith, delusions & Woody Allen

Monday 27 July, 2015

In the time of emotional turbulences in my life, I tend to become a bit of a film addict. I often turn to my favourite directors and re-watch old movies. Recently, it was Woody Allen, who I have been a fan of ever since I was old enough to watch “adult” films. The two films…

Left, right and wrong: political labels & biases

Saturday 02 May, 2015

In just a few days, polling booths in the UK will open for the general election. For the past weeks, all social media platforms have been buzzing with excitement and anger. “Scandal! Lies exposed! So-and-so must go!”, shout people as they share the newest cartoons mocking those they hate. Since most of my friends are…