Malwina Chabocka – Art & Design
Malwina Chabocka – Art & Design

Home: Dream, nightmare & utopia

Date : Monday 26 June, 2017
Home: Dream, nightmare & utopia

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. — Henry Miller from Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (1957) Wiping sweat off my forehead in +30 temperatures, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks unpacking and organising my stuff in Amadora, where just I’ve moved for the summer. I was humming along to Kaiser…


The Fall of the House of Usher cover design

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 art, I thought this might…


Women, love, relationships in selected animations

Category : film & animation
Date : Thursday 30 March, 2017
Women, love, relationships in selected animations

Sexy Laundry (2015) by Izabela Plucińska Between the Valentine’s Day – originally a Western Christian liturgical feast, now an excuse to spend our hard-earned money on red roses and heart-shaped chocolates ($19.7 billion in the US last year) – and the Women’s Day (originally International Working Women’s Day, celebrated since 1909), I decided to write about women, love and relationships….





Dark strangelands in music videos

Date : Monday 31 October, 2016
Dark strangelands in music videos

Despite an enormous interest in music from my early childhood, I didn’t grow up watching music videos. At home we had neither MTV nor any other music channel, so it was only when I was visiting friends that I could watch videos accompanying songs I was listening to. With the arrival of YouTube, I finally had a chance to fill the gaps…


Neons. On preserving the endangered type.

Date : Friday 30 September, 2016
Neons. On preserving the endangered type.

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 have no doubts about. In…


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

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 2012 list, “and spent a…


Art meets facts. Animation in documentary films

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 complete theatre-addict, these days you…


Retro dreams in retro animation

Category : film & animation
Date : Wednesday 08 June, 2016
Retro dreams in retro animation

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 an easy territory. But after…


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