Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance unites European institutions which provide opportunities for people and companies developing biotechnological solutions for the Baltic Sea. We designed their latest brochure, another in a series of publications for Berlin-based Submariner Network.
The brochure introduces all the partners in the Alliance, giving information about their status, location, operations and the kind of help they provide. We designed the layout to accommodate this varied information, allowing to pick the most important parts of it at a glance. Stylistic choices were determined by previous Submariner publications but this time we added bigger texts and even more kinds of infographics. On the cover again we used a pattern of varnished waves that are only visible at certain angles.
The color scheme of sea blue, bright yellow green and vivid pink is one we suggested for the project while designing its first materials.
Title page with a wave ornament on the inside of the cover.
Typical partner spread with information about the institution.
List of contents.
The Experyment Science Centre celebrated its big 10th anniversary at the beginning of this month. The Centre is a place where children – and, frankly, adults – can empirically learn about science: about physics, biology, human body etc. For the celebrations of the anniversary we designed a logo of sorts for the event and various promotional materials, including banners, flyers and others.
The key visual or the whole idea for the promotional materials was based on the number 10 whose “0” digit becomes a part of illustrations connected with both science projects and party celebrations. The main symbol is simply the “10” with the “X” from Experyment’s logo in the middle.
“10 Years” on badges.
Flyers for the events.
One of the many ads.
A banner on the Experyment building.
We were also invited for a gala in the Centre where we were delighted to see that the work we did was used in a few surprising way, as you will see below. The gala was a lot of fun because not only did it include improv stand-up comedy but also all the machines in the Centre were working and the guests were roaming around them trying to create electricity or jump like a frog.
The scene with Gdynia’s president and the director of the Centre (photo by T. Kamiński).
The guests who were leaving got chocolates with the logo on them: another use for it that we did not expect and were happy to find.
Improv comedians on the scene (photo by T. Kamiński).
This is the logo on the birthday cake (photo by T. Kamiński). It’s not very clear in the photo, but trust us, it was there in all its yellow-on-pink glory.
Yes, we’re back. We came back in the middle of the mess our renovations are still causing and it was also the end of the semester, which meant grading, so yep, in short we missed an update – sorry! However, it’s time for the traditional round of “The Books We Bought While Away.” This time, though, it’s going to be a short round, guys.
Truth of the matter is, we bought exactly two books. (We saw a few other interesting things but we ended up ordering them on Amazon afterwards. We’ll share when they arrive.) The first one was the kind we always buy instead of postcards and other souvenirs: a pop-up illustrated panorama. You saw them before on our blog and here’s the Berlin edition:
Illustrations by Sarah McMenemy.
One of the few attractions we actually managed to see (but not the most exciting one).
We only saw Alexanderplatz through the train’s window.
But we did get to walk through a huge part of the Tiergarten.
And another book we bought was actually a gift for our son and it quite enchanted us. It’s a small picture book about a mouse and a hedgehog who live in a garden and grown different plants. It’s printed with water paints on eco-carton, which we condone wholeheartedly, and it’s a lot of fun.
The toys come from our home collection. J has a lot of hedgehogs because of his name and he really loves rodents so the characters in the book were already a good match.
Our school German is virtually non-existent but it suffices to read this book.
The paper is naturally gray so that white elements have to be printed onto it and it gives the book a pleasant, natural, a little old-fashioned feeling.
And that’s it, not the most fruitful trip in this respect but we were spending a lot of time at the conference and the only exciting bookstore we found in the city was closed for a national holiday.
We wrote more about Typo Berlin here, should you be interested for some reason.
We’re still away but getting back already. Next week a proper post!
We are leaving for TypoBerlin tomorrow and are not packed at all and still a little bit sick so it’s been intense. See you when we get back!
We’re so sorry but we’ve all three of us caught a nasty cold which at least in one case has already developed into sinus infection and in all cases causes great discomfort. Ours is not a productive household this week and a fairly bickering one, too. Hence, we are even reusing an old illustration (much as it is imprecise because neither of us is really healthy enough to play the doctor this time) but we just wanted to let you know what’s up. We should (must!) be better next week. Stay healthy.
Our friends at Słoma&Trymbulak are redesigning their website and asked us for help. The site for their show The Atelier of Taste is a place to find vegan, gluten-free recipes and other information about their cooking venture. They wanted to add something to the website that would make it more unique. We suggested (among other things) adding photographs of their logo arranged of products they use in their kitchen: mostly fruit and vegetables, spices and such. We wanted to create three different color versions of the logo, each time using completely different products.
As we are random and casual cooks who can’t tell lentils from parsley* we asked J&M to suggest a selection of products to use in the photos. Instead of a mere suggestion we were delivered a whole carton of various interesting looking – and smelling – things and spent an unusual afternoon arranging them into the shape of the logo (and sampling some of them, too), photographing them and then cleaning up the mess. It was fun, too, except we needed to hurry to finish the whole session during our son’s nap because we were taking the photos in our kitchen and it would’ve been really hard to keep him from stealing such exciting things as mini-bananas and super spicy peppers. However, we managed, so please enjoy the results.
The logo in spicy red (sweetened by some raspberries).
Cereal-inspired, calming beige and brown version. (Only the red one is half-edited, as you can probably tell. The other versions are straight-from-the-camera yet.)
Fresh green with vegetables and herbs.
*Okay, we can probably tell those apart. But don’t test us.