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A while ago we were invited to a competition organized by the Museum of Print in Warsaw. Every year the Museum asks designers to participate in two categories: to illustrate a spread or page from an old Bible and to propose a modern redesign. We were very happy to win the main prize in the second category and will share the work today (we’ll show you the other design some time in the future).

Truly, we don’t only work with icons but this time it seemed like an appropriate response, icons being the language of the modern world and also one which, like the Bible, reaches beyond linguistic divisions. This is also an allusion to the tradition of Biblia Pauperum, medieval illustrated versions of biblical stories for the illiterate.

The passage to illustrate was the beginning of John’s Gospel. We have added icons to certain words of the text so that illustrations become integrated into the text, not just additional beautification.

The work was in Polish but at the beginning of the post there’s a translated example to give you an idea of how this works.

The full spread.

The gospel (John 1) is set vertically, numbers of verses are placed in the small orange circles.

In the beginning was the Word, here in Polish.

All key words are presented as icons.

The beginning of verse five: The light shines in the darkness

The ending reads: …who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

First, thanks for all the interest in our recent TV shows posters and all the nice reactions. In the future we plan to expand this project but today it’s a different set of posters.

Even though we’re not exactly a target group, we loved Tangled and it reminded us of all those older Disney animations we were brought up on. So today we present our tribute: simple posters for 20 classic Disney movies. Again, it was so much fun.

And, should you be interested, the posters are available here.

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Pinocchio (1940)

Fantasia (1940)

Bambi (1942)

Cinderella (1950)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Peter Pan (1953)

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

The Jungle Book (1967)

Robin Hood (1973)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Aladdin (1992)

The Lion King (1994)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Mulan (1998)

Tangled (2010)

(Obviously this is fan work and we don’t own either Disney or its titles.)

P.S. And here a poster for Brave.

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