The Museum of Emigration in Gdynia asked us to prepare materials for their Ask about Poland workshops and meetings. The action invites people who emigrated and then returned to Poland to talk about their experiences and the reasons for their decisions. The museum wanted to emphasize both emigration and the fact of discussion, of various points of view coming together in the project, which inspired our idea.
The first element of the design was a poster to inform about the action taking place. We jumped at the opportunity to create another paper composition, this time based on speech bubbles that would symbolize the conversation and make good canvas for the extensive amount of typography that we needed to include. We added paper boats and planes converging on a point to suggest the return.
This is a fragment of the actual composition as arranged on our floor.
And this is the result.
Once the poster was ready we started working on the leaflet. We had the opportunity to use die cut and so we decided to create a real version of the effect that we created on the poster with two different background colors. For the leaflet we decided upon an irregular cover shape so that darker blue comes from underneath the cover.
We often regret that we don’t get more chances to use such fun printing techniques and so we really enjoyed working on this leaflet and really like the result, especially with the lovely paper – thick and not too white – that was chosen.
And here is the whole poster, plus one of many web banners that we also created.