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May you all have a beautiful Christmas time full of warmth and joy that fills you with peace!

(And this year’s card includes a nativity scene that our son had to construct for preschool. We helped with the building but the holy family and the animals are his work. It looks cool under the Christmas tree.)

We are currently doing an Advent Calendar on our Instagram – a tradition we started last year. We really enjoyed the challange of coming up with a new illustration or photograph each day to get us into the Christmas mood. However – full disclosure – this year is mostly our son, J, who’s doing the illustrating. If this feels at all like something you’d enjoy following, please feel invited. And happy pre-Christmas season to everyone!

Earlier this year we were awarded Communication Arts award for the design of Reports of the Society for the Reconstruction and Beautification of the Malbork Castle (this title is so long, huh?). Here‘s the project we shared earlier.

We finally received our very cool trophy and, even cooler, the design annual including the Reports and so many other wonderful designs. I might have shared this story or not but when I joined art class in my high school (which was a bit out of character for me and, as it turned out, life-transforming), the classroom had a collection of old Communication Arts annuals that I loved flipping through. They felt almost exotic and certainly exciting, the things you can do with simple drawing. It feels like a rather unique achievement to see our design in this publication.

We’re happy to share that the book From the City Hall to the Museum about the beginnings of the Museum of Gdańsk that we had the pleasure of designing (in the very stressful beginnings of the pandemic, too) was awarded distinction in the Most Beautiful Books of the Year competition, a yearly event organized by the Polish Association of Book Publishers to honor good design and print in book publishing.

You can see more of the book here.

This week we have great news to share. Our design of the book Reports of the Society for the Reconstruction and Beautification of the Malbork Castle (this title!) has won two design awards: DNA Paris Award and Communication Arts Award! We are overjoyed about the news and we thank the Castle Museum of Malbork for trusting us.

You can see more photos of the book in the previous post or on our website.

There is not a musician that would have a bigger impact on (one of) us than Bob Dylan and today he is celebrating his 80th birthday. Having recorded dozens of albums and hundreds of songs, influenced the history of music and poetry (yes) in more than one way, he will always be important to (one of) us mostly for the deeply personal moments his music and words have given (one of) us. And helped (one of) us survive school so much easier. X!

When I drew this rainbow for something else and our son spontaneously colored it, I knew we’d find a great use for it. Today we celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. And it’s easy to speak in platitudes on this subject but they still are true so here: None of us are equal until all of us are equal. Have a lovely, colorful day, guys!