Category: graphic design

The Fall of the House of Usher cover design

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

It may officially be the spring time, and the days might be significantly longer, but last week’s attack of snow in Poland instantly brought back the memory of those long months of harsh winter presence, with its cold waves and blue Mondays. And as I got reminded of winter, the season of dark tales and gloomy works of…

Neons. On preserving the endangered type.

Friday 30 September, 2016

They say that good design doesn’t make itself visible, so you don’t notice it, whereas you will immediately notice bad design. I’ve been wondering if the same applies to typography in public spaces, i.e. whether the well-designed signs are indeed so invisible (the fact that the bad ones are only too visible, is something I…

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…

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…

“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…

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…