Best (late) Easter wishes, everyone! May this time bring you a renewal of spirit.
This year we enlisted the help of our 5-year-old son J with the card. He used to show very little interest in drawing but just recently he’s started really coming into his own as an illustrator, without much insistence on our side. It’s like something opened up in him and now he graces us with these little gems and they seem to bring him as much joy as they bring us. There’s no way to imitate the freshness of children’s drawings, you can only admire them.
Happy Valentines! Hope you spend it with someone truly magnetic.
We wish you all a very happy New Year 2021.
It’s the most magical time of the year and it’s also our 10th anniversary (not specifically on Christmas, but why not combine two good things?).
On this occasion we want to wish you the merriest, calmest time this Christmas, may it renew your spirit and make you hopeful and cheerful.
As for the anniversary, we had so many plans to celebrate it graphically but, of course, life got in the way, as it does, and we poured it all into the ten Christmas trees. But those projects are brewing and will show up eventually! Peace!
Since the beginning of December, and particularly since yesterday, St. Nicholas’ Day, we’re in a Christmas preparations mode. Well, as much as deadlines permit. It’s mostly a lot of cleaning but we also try to make handmade decorations with our kids and, to make it at least a little bit design-oriented, we have set a little challenge for ourselves. (This is the first challenge of this kind we’ve ever tried.) Since December 1st we’ve been posting one small Christmas image in our Instagram stories and we’re planning to keep it up till Christmas Eve. (Above: a scrap paper Santa for St. Nicholas’ Day; this was really a spontaneous collage that gave us the idea.)
“Day 2” image.
Yes, we baked ginger cookies yesterday and they are delicious, thanks to our friend Z’s recipe. We struggled a lot before with inferior recipes.
This is a rare case of unretouched photo of paper craft that we post so yeah, the edges are rarely sharp at this stage.
Come take a look (and say hi) if you’re interested, all images past and future to be seen here.
The proper post is in the making but in the meantime we just wanted to share the good news that two books we designed last year were shortlisted in the competition “The Most Beautiful Books of the Year” organized by the Polish Association of Book Publishers. Thanks to the jury and to the Museum of Gdańsk and the Castle Museum of Malbork for the amazing collaborations!
You can see the post about Sapientia… here and Cities… here.
We are super happy to share that Sapientia aedificavit… book that we designed for the Castle Museum of Malbork got awarded in the Communication Arts competition and our award arrived last week (just in time for my birthday, too). We are awed to see the book among so many incredible winners. Here‘s the CA site for 2020 with winners in the Books category (but check the other categories as well, great stuff there).
For this Easter we wish you rebirth of joy and peace!
May we all spend wonderful holiday at home.
(Doodling still recommended.)
And here’s a bonus card, by J.