In addition to the regular design work, a half of us teaches an introductory course to graphic design in the Academy of Fine Arts. Last year with the students of the then first year we did a project inspired by both the Beatles and the projects Vaughan Oliver did with his students on the Pixies. We did a booklet inspired by the Beatles’ One.
Each student drew a title of one of the songs and was supposed to create a photograph including the title and the time of the song, juxtaposing it with the lyrics. While the lyrics remained unornamented, the photograph had to create a scene whose atmosphere would comment on the song – on its lyrics or particularly on its mood. It was important to show how you can use typography, light and composition to create a mood of a design.
Here you get a chance to see the results and let me tell you, they surprised us with their maturity.
Bernard Kiedrowicz and “Yellow Submarine,” making use of our seaside location and Lego blocks.
Ula Aksinowicz and “Lady Madonna” made of rose petals and thorns.
Weronika Płucienniczek and the nostalgia for “Yesterday.”
Marta Zaparucha and “Eleanor Rigby” in a meditation on old age.
Aleksandra Bołbot and “Hard Day’s Night.”
Julia Jaros and the hippie life in “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
Katarzyna Cur and the play of light in “Let It Be.”
Zuzanna Harat and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” made of colorful candy.
And another take on candy: Nikola Kądziela and “Hello, Goodbye.”
Marianna Pawłusiów, paper hands and “Help!”
Natalia Szenborn and “Eight Days a Week” on a wall.
Magda Bujara’s “All You Need Is Love” among the padlocks on a bridge of love.
Magda Misztal’s “Hey Jude” in a letter.
Paulina Zubowicz and “From Me to You” in glitter.
The cover (the first photo on the top), together with the back cover and the inside spread (below), with a lovely, somewhat surreal use of fake fur by Paulina Wiczanowska.