The amazing Esy-Floresy Animation Studio has invited us to participate in their newest project: a series of promo materials for the city of Gdynia, inviting tourists to come to the city and explore its sights and nature sites. We have designed a family of urban explorers, with further characters (and animations!) to come so stay tuned. Also, we hope everyone is having a great summer so far with many exciting adventures still planned.
Recently we’ve designed a logo for the upcoming publishing series by Jewish Historical Institute. The series, called Jidyszland (ייִדישלאַנד / Yiddishland), will be popularizing the literary heritage of the Yiddish language. The mark combines the first letters of the name in Latin and Hebrew alphabets.
This was an exciting logo to work on because it gave us the opportunity to get familiar with a non-Latin alphabet – always a fun challenge – and to work with a purely letter-based sign.
We participated in the social media action raising money for charity that supports Polish health service during the pandemic. This is originally a rap challenge but trust me, you wouldn’t like to hear us rapping. Luckily, it also has a design version whose only requirements are to create artwork with “help” and “16” in it. Here’s the link for the charity if you want to support it.
Also, if we’re on the topic, we forgot to mention that we have an Instagram account so make sure to come by and say hi (if social media is your thing, anyway). We put some unique stuff there every now and then, together with occasional pictures of what’s going on with us. Here’s the link.
Stay healthy, stay generous, see you next week!
Another week at home, another fill-in doodle from us. This time let’s (mentally) go to the park. The instructions are the same as last week: print the A4 design that you can download here and finish it any way you want.
In the examples below we went with pretty traditional finishes (also because we did these while occupied, in a true doodling tradition) but you are welcome to go way more artsy and/or crazy with these.
Stay safe, stay relaxed, stay at home – and, of course, share your work with us if you feel like it!
Hello after another crazy week (and by crazy we mean pretty regular, filled with work and childcare and also some fun). This time we managed to add something to the growing online help kit for those who don’t know what to do with their sudden increase in free time: we made you a doodle page.
The internet is increasingly full of fun activities for children but we figure: why not do something for adults, too (or older children, at least)? It’s like those coloring pages for adults, only better, because you get to draw your own ornaments into shapes – or, you know, whatever else you want. It’s your art. So if you want to play, download a high-res image under the Dropbox link, print it with your regular printer and get to work: just fill it all in any way you can think of, anyway that’s relaxing and fun.
To get you started, we did our own versions of the filled-in doodle: we did it during two online gaming nights (because you speak and listen and don’t need your hands for anything so you may as well use them for art – or “art”). These are pretty regular doodles and we wish we had time to do something more crazy – like maybe a collage or a painting – but that takes more focus. However, these ones the way we did them were very relaxing and that’s pretty much the point.
A black-and-white patterned version with a line pen:
A ballpen version with some shading (that really took us back to college days):
The black-and-white version colored by J (he’s not very patient when it comes to coloring):
Also, if you want to share the results of your work, PLEASE DO! We’d be thrilled to see what you came up with! Stay safe, stay happy, we’ll be back with more.
Remember how a long time ago we teased this identity and promised to show it soon? Well, soon(ish) is now.
30+ Academy is a school for lifelong learning where adults may continue their education on an academic level. We designed a logo playfully based on the similarity between the letter X and a plus sign. Then we used these shapes for a series of simple ornaments that are used to decorate promotional materials, such as notebooks and binders.
The limited but cheerful color palette is an essential part of the identity and adds to the attractiveness of patterns and the recognizability of the brand.
Additionally, the three exes inspired us to play with tic-tac-toe motif which appears on a tote bag. Also, a notebook is printed with a dotted grid that can be used to play the game during boring lectures (or to take notes, of course).
We also used the x pattern as a grid allowing for a design of simple pictograms illustrating various courses provided by the Academy.
You can read more about the project on our website.