Book/editorial design, and visual identities for cultural events and institutions within the field of arts, culture and architecture. Currently based in London. For more info, collaboration and other enquiries feel free to email or say hello here.
Tour de France 1903–2007
‘Tour de France 1903 – 2007’ explores the history of Tour de France through a hundred years of its existence. Being one of the biggest spectacles in the world, the Tour gathers millions of spectators every year. Consisting of 241 pages, the book shows the heritage and history of the Tour through archive photographs and extensive content. Race overviews, scandals and doping affairs of the period 1903–2007 are accompanied by a running column of contestants' names.
The project is a graphic interpretation of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s influential work on language and communication. The way Wittgenstein’s work is written forms a system of declarative statements. By focusing on the structure of the text (use of decimal figures indicating the logical importance of each proposition), I produced a diagram in a form of a horizontal scroll,mapping all the numbers of the propositions. It was later used as a guide to design a layout system for a book – each decimal is given a separate column to follow vertically through the book. The work aims to offer a fresh look on Wittgenstein’s philosophy and present the complexity of language as a structured system of communication.
In Search for Ubermensch
In his philosophy Nietzsche posits Ubermensch as an ultimate goal for humanity, the superior (hu)man/ (over)man that creates new values and justifies the existence of the human race. The project provides a visual juxtaposition to Nietzsche’s idealised proposition of reforming the source of social values by exploring modern morals and values represented by popular/mass culture and mass media, which play an important role in shaping societies of the 21st century.
The Interview is a printed, typographically detailed transcript of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the cyclist admits to doping throughout his career.Despite many doping scandals in the Tour de France history, Lance Armstrong became the face of them all. His epic fall is not only a story about doping, but also about money and abuse of power. It brings to mind a narrative of a fallen hero.
An exploration of the duplication process and the accidental nature of visuals produced when working at fast pace.
Dance Theatre Visual Identity
The task was to design a promotional poster for a dance theatre spectacle based on a libretto by Piotr Kotlarz, titled “Reject the masks of evil”. The spectacle is an antiwar allegory. The key moment in the spectacle occurs when a young man takes off his warrior mask and throws it into fire, by doing so he “rejects the masks of evil”. All others follow his action, however “a group of old men stand indifferent. […] They observe the masks with sadness in their eyes. The Evil has not gone forever, it is still smouldering in the souls of some of us.” The masks are metaphors for the idea of war and conquering.