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A while ago we designed a brochure for the Center of Modern Art Łaźnia. This periodical publication presents all the events of the season and we had the pleasure of adapting our template for the Fall/Winter season.

This time the size was reduced to A5 so we had to redesign the grid but it actually proved quite adaptable. The colors changed from the institution’s colors to more fall-appropriate orange and purple but we kept the other elements of the layout.

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The beginning with general information and events’ schedule.

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Close-up of the schedule.

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Striped margins indicate in which of two buildings events take place. Outside events are marked with double-colored stripes.

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Last spread with contact information.

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This is by no means the proper post we planned for this week but out of our swamp of work we’re just letting you know that Society6 sales continue with nice offers till Friday and this includes our stuff, should you want some. Anyway, next week we promise the proper post and we’re sorry to keep putting it off. You’ve no idea what state we’re in, trying to finish all work and all cleaning before Christmas (and slowly getting to understand that it’s not possible for mere humans without sexy superhero mutations and/or spider bites).

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So yes, we’re still swamped but it’s high time for a proper post. This time we wanted to share one of our relatively recent book acquisitions, a picture book Here is the Baby by Polly Kanevsky, illustrated by Taeeyun Yoo.

The book tells a very simple story of a baby boy on his day with his family (and especially his dad) as he goes through the routine of meals, a walk, a bath, play and sleep. The very simplicity of the text underscores the actual experience of taking care of a baby, while giving it a touching, sweet quality (we saw online some people didn’t like the text but we find it both honest and poetic with the rhythm and no rhymes).

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The illustrations have a classic, deceptively simple character but manage to gorgeously capture the everyday warmth of family life. They almost shine with domestic light. If there’s one expression to describe the book heart-warming would be the closest. And yep, we probably wouldn’t have cared for it all that much before we had our own baby but now we not only admire the illustrations but find so much truth in the mood of this book. (Though, admittedly, it does not cover teething. Ugh, teething.)

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The illustrations are somewhat old-school, reminding us of really old children books we used to have in childhood.

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We have to admit though that this book might be more interesting to parents than babies. Our son always picks Walk this World over anything.

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(And as an unrelated sidenote, there are promotions all week long over on Society6, where you can buy our posters and some other gadgets.)

Update: We’re still fighting deadlines (and not really shopping and barely breathing) but Society6 promotions are still on: follow the link to our store for 20% off + free shipping (till Dec 4). Should you feel so inclined, why don’t you visit . Posters make awesome holiday gifts, wink wink. Otherwise, just enjoy the illustration above.

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Today we’re sharing another tribute on the sad occasion of Leonard Cohen’s death. We have great admiration for Cohen’s lyrical skill and many favorites among his songs. Of those we picked eight, for which we drew still life illustrations/interpretations and arranged them into the poster.

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In case they are difficult to read, from top to bottom and left to right these are: 1. Suzanne  2. The Stranger Song  3. Famous Blue Raincoat  4. Let’s Sing Another Song, Boys  5. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy  6. Chelsea Hotel #2  7. Hallelujah  8. Closing Time.


 

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As illustrated above, we spent the weekend with a sore throat and a bunch of more or less medically aproved methods to get over it. So far, the success has been, at most, partial. Hopefully, we’re be back on our feet by the next weekend. Until then, stay healthy.