Hope your year is starting well and you’re full of energy. We have some doubts about the wisdom of starting the new year in January, arguably one of the least inspiring months of the year, but we’ve been working quite intensely all the same. In fact, we spent some time after Christmas doing something entirely for fun, which we hadn’t done a lot last year, and today we’re sharing some illustrations from that little project. We’ll show you all of it next week but if in the meantime we wonder if you can guess what the project was about.
Paper Works Preview
Every two years we get a chance to play with paper birds, letters and poets and the time has come for a new version to emerge. This is, of course, only an in-work photo of the elements, with the actual art to follow soon.
Tourists in the City
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.
Even though most of us are still a little bit sick, we had an intense weekend, which included cleaning, ornament making and, most importantly, card making. It’s so late in the season and the post office is sure to bring the print version to people some time for Easter but at least we’re doing it (and it’s fun). (Also, we mostly send it online so it will be on time.)
In this little preview of our process you can see us cutting elements of the card out (almost all of us – we don’t fully trust our one-year-old with sharp tools yet). Come back soon for the awesome (hopefully awesome?) finished version.
And how far along are you with your seasonal preparations? It’s a mess, amirite?
Photographer Dariusz Kula, whose work we often used for the publications of the Museum of Gdańsk, asked us to update his identity and we were happy to help.
We designed a logo which combines the letter K with the gesture of framing an image with your fingers to determine the composition. The resulting logo includes a negative space – an inside of a frame, as it were – that can be filled with various images taken by the photographer or with their fragments. More images of the applications to come soon.
Christmas Cards in the Making
We spent post time manufacturing Christmas cards this week so please enjoy a few making-of photos (apart from some cropping they’re unedited, for those of you who enjoy the documentary aspect of things).
Sneak Peek from the Printing House
One of our latest works, not yet in our hands, is a post-exhibition catalog (always a favorite kind of job) Fête Funèbre. Last week we were approving dust jacket printouts in the printing house and so today we can share teaser photos of the extremely cool hotstamping that they have. We will show you the rest of the catalog – including, well, its interior – once we get our copies but that may be a while yet.
Also, did you know that visiting a printing house can be sort of exciting (if not done too often when it becomes a bother)?
Still at Work
One more in-progress image and, believe it or not, it’s for another poster than the one we shared last week. It’s scissors time here for now but soon we hope to share finished works and we hope they will be quite exciting.