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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR A LINE OF ARTICLES PROMOTING THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS

We are awaiting entries up to June 15, 2014.

The object of the competition is to design a line of items that promote the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Main Exhibition, including Jewish themed articles that meet the highest aesthetic and functional standards.

High quality visual communication has become a practical tool and includes strategy, mission, processes, activities and relationships. The leading guideline for designers will be to maintain a close relationship with the brand values ​​and communicate the main features of the overall concept of the Museum in the designs.

The aim of the competition is to obtain specific innovative projects in order to use them to build the image of the institution, popularise high standards of design as an original form of brand promotion and create the image of the museum as an institution focused on innovation, promoting the development of culture, art and design.

The competition is open and has one stage: a jury will select the winners from the designs entered. The selected designs will be presented to the general public during a post-competition exhibition. The selected line of items will be made into a series of finished products. 

The competition is aimed at designers. Through commitment to cooperation with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Association of Graphic Designers, Art Yard Sale and the Design Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the creative potential of Polish art education will be strengthened through the exchange of experiences between different environments.

The wide promotion of the competition in the context of the forthcoming opening of the main exhibition the Museum will create the opportunity to promote the achievements of artists both in industry circles as well as among a wide international audience.

A prize pool totalling PLN 13,000 awaits the winners.

The competition rules are available here:

COMPETITION RULES FOR THE DESIGN OF ITEMS PROMOTING THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS / MAIN EXHIBITION download >>

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The Next Generation of Polish Posters
Jan Bajtlik’s poster exhibition

exhibition opening: 13 February 2014,
place: Cristina Dos Santos Gallery, 39 North Moore Street, NYC,

film projection: 13 luty 2014, godz. 18.30,
miejsce: Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich Street, NYC.

Marcin Latałło’s documentary Behind the Poster is the first comprehensive film on the internationally influential Polish School of the Poster, formed in late 1950s.

The documentary will be followed by a Q&A with thecelebrated Polish artist and illustrator Jan Bajtlik.

The screening will be followed by a reception and an exhibition – The Next Generation of Polish Posters by Jan Bajtlik – at Cristina Dos Santos Gallery, 39 North Moore Street (between Varick and Hudson).

The Other Side of the Poster features Polish artists, such as Jan Lenica, Jan Młodożeniec, Franciszek Starowieyski, Waldemar Świerzy and Henryk Tomaszewski, who developed individual stylistic approaches in the face of Communist rule. While Communist authorities hampered their ability to speak freely, they communicated evocative messages through the medium of poster art.

Bajtlik

Jan Bajtlik a member of the Polish Association of Graphic Designers (STGU). He designs posters, lilustrations, and books (especially books for children). His work has been shown and has won awards at many exhibitions in Poland and internationally. His work has appeared in major publications, including Time Magazine and The New York Times.

   

 

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Marcin Latałło – a Polish director, screenwriter and actor. Educated in Paris, his first significant work was a short documentary Trace (Ślad), devoted to the life of his father Stanisław Latałło, one of the key figures of Polish filmmaking in late 1960s and early 1970s. Marcin’s own films, such as the documentary feature My Street (2013) have won numerous awards. In addition, he is currently developing multiple projects.

Behind the Poster – written and directed by Marcin Latałło, produced By Kalejdoskop Film Studio.

Serdecznie Zapraszamy.

Wydarzenie wspiera Instytut Adama Mickiewicza / Culture.pl

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Ortografika Studio is the winner of the competition for the best logo to accompany the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Indian

The number one’s design was based on a simple typography, composed of colours and symbols from the national state flags . The winning logo was chosen in a two-stage, international contest organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Embassy of the Republic of India in Warsaw and the Association of Polish Graphic Designers.

There was more than 120 participants of the contest. The submitted designs were assessed by the Jury comprising:

  • Prof. Lech Majewski – chairman of the jury, graphic designer, APGD honour member, scholar of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
  • Piotr Paszkowski, Director of Political Cabinet, MFA
  • Joanna Stachyra, Director of Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, MFA
  • HE Monika Kapil Mohta, Ambassador of India to Poland
  • G. R. Meena, First Secretary, Embassy of India in Warsaw
  • Sudhir John Horo – graphic designer, IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt. Ltd, India
  • Dr. Dawid Korzekwa – graphic designer, APGD president, scholar of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

The jury appraised the synthetic form, legibility and ingenuity of the positive message. As the designer of the logo, Marcin Dąbrowski, from Ortografika studio, said: The plus sign reinforces the message and represents the sum of the values ​​and skills insertion by both countries. Abbreviations determination of both countries and the intertwining colors accentuate the positive nature of the commercial and cultural relations.

The winners will receive a prize of PLN 14 000. The logo will soon be seen in all materials accompanying the celebrations.

In the final showdown the jury appreciated also the propositions made by Ishan Khosli and Piotrek BDSN Okrasa, who has beed distincted in the competition.

Our congratulations the winners and thank to all the participants.

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Logo design competition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Polish-Indian diplomatic relations

To the 2nd stage of the competition qualified graphic design studios:

Gopika Chowfla Design (IND)
Ishan Khosla Design (IND)
Kotbury (PL)
Ortografika (PL)
Motorstudio (PL)
Nowik Nowicki (PL)
Piotr Okrasa BDSN (PL)
REDKROFT (PL)
Robak Dominik (PL)
VISANE (PL)

2014 will mark the 60th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and India. On this occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Embassy of the Republic of India invite you to participate in an international logo design competition. The winner will receive a prize of PLN 14,000.

The idea of a two-stage contest was put forward by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Association of Graphic Designers.

The 60th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and India will be celebrated through a number of political, cultural and diplomatic events. The jury will select a logo which will accompany them.

Designers who are  interested in the competition are invited to send their portfolio by the 14th of November, 2013.

An international jury will choose ten artists who will be invited to the next stage of the competition. The finalists will receive PLN 1,000 for their designs. The winner will be announced not later than the 5 of December, 2013.

The logo should reflect not only the political ties, close commercial and cultural relations, but should also refer to the community of values slogan, which has a pivotal role in the anniversary  celebrations.

Competition Rules Logo RI PL >>

We encourage you to participate !

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The competition for the best logo to accompany the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey is solved

 

Studio Imagina is the winner of the competition for the best logo of the 600th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey. The number one’s design was based on a metaphoric symbol of infinity composed of two interconnected zeros. Selecting this proposal, the jury appraised the simplicity, legibility and ingenuity of the message as well as its contemporary form.

The winning logo was chosen in a three-stage, international contest from among nearly 40 proposals sent over by graphic designers originating from different countries. The winners will receive a prize of PLN 14 000. The logo will soon be seen in all materials accompanying the celebrations.

The submitted designs were assessed by the Jury comprising:

• Piotr Paszkowski – Director of the Political Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
• Joanna Skoczek – Director of the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
• İstem Circiroğlu, Counselor-Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Turkey in Poland
• Kasım Sonkaya, Attache of Culture and Promotion, Embassy of Turkey in Poland
• Esen Karol – graphic designer, lecturer at Bilgi University in Istanbul, winner of numerous awards, participant of numerous exhibitions,
• Geray Gencer – graphic designer, owner of a graphic studio in Istanbul, winner of numerous awards, participant of numerous exhibitions
• dr Dawid Korzekwa – graphic designer, president of  STGU, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice,
• prof. Lech Majewski – graphic designer, honorary member of STGU, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Our congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the participants

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International design stars first time in Poland, attending the largest graphic design event

GRAPHIC DESIGN FAIR 2013
FUTURE IN DESIGN

Designers on future

26 – 27 October 2013
Centrum Sztuki Fort Sokolnickiego, Warsaw

International design luminaries, best Polish designers, business, politics, culture personalities and trend followers will gather between 26 and 27 October on the Graphic Design Knowledge Fair in Warsaw. For some of the most prominent guests, this will be the first visit to Poland. David Carson, a legend of graphic design from the  USA, Tom Dorresteijn from the Dutch studio Dumbar (author of such projects as Holland’s visual identification), Steven Cook of the international team Edenspikkerman, or Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen of the multidisciplinary studio LUSTO, will talk about their inspirations, projects, recipes for success, trends and business issues. Under the lead slogan of the event, ‚Future in design’, the participants may take part in a conference, discussions, presentations, workshops, design consultations and vernissages. This is the third time this event is organised by Stowarzyszenie Twórców Grafiki Użytkowej (Association of Polish Graphics Designers).

What is today’s Polish and global design like? Who is a designer? How does design influence the business, public space, image of our society? Is design only about nice designs, or maybe about something more? What are trends? Who needs them? These are only some of the questions to be raised during the event, which is the only one in Poland entirely devoted to graphic design.

We want to give everyone a chance to learn in one place and time what graphic design is in broad terms and how important role it has in shaping our visual culture. The Fair is the only place of this sort, where you can meet globally recognised design personalities, talk about a designer’s work, design in business context and exchange experience. The last weekend of October will be the time of graphic design. You are cordially invited. – says Dawid Korzekwa, President of the Association.

The event’s agenda is varied – you may take part in a conference, workshops, discussions, vernissages, listen to presentations.

On Saturday 26 October, a conference with participation of our foreign guests takes place. This will be the one and only occasion to meet the international starts in graphic design. The main conference will be attended by: David Carson – a legend of graphic design, Tom Dorresteijn  / Studio Dumbar, Steven Cook / Edenspiekermann, prof. Lech Majewski, Martin Majoor, Michał Łojewski / White Cat Studio, Bartek Gołębiowski /GONG.

Parallel open workshops will be held, too. For the evening we plan to throw a general afterparty. Sunday is devoted to presentations and discussions as well as another round of workshops. The entire Fair area will be divided into topic zones. The invited guests (designers, brand managers and experts) will be talking about design and trends, business, culture (the results of the Visible Museum or Muzeum Widzialne contest will be announced), online design and Polish illustrations. Some attention will also be drawn to the aesthetics of our advertising-ridden public space,  and the issue of national design, or the image of Polish governmental institutions and streets. Sunday afternoon will see 2 vernissages. In the first one you will have a chance to look at  some designs prepared by members of the STGU, the other will present the best designs of the last year, i.e. the results of Design of the Year – Polish Graphics Contest (Projekt Roku Polski Konkurs Graficzny).

The event will be accompanied by a Fair magazine.
Lectures will be translated.

Inspiring design weekend
Loads of cool people, knowledge, talks, design and positive vibe.

DON’T MISS IT!

26 October (Saturday)
Conference, workshops, consultation

27 October (Sunday)
Discussions panels and presentations; topics:
design and trends, design in business, design on the web, Polish illustrations, national design, public space, design in culture (among others, announcing the results of the Visible Museum or Muzeum Widzialne contest).
Workshops, consultation, vernissages of exhibitions presenting designs by STGU members and  by participants of the Design of the Year – Polish Graphics Contest

You must book in advance to be able to participate in some of the events.
For registration and more information go to: http://archiwum.stgu.pl/twg2013/

organizer: Stowarzyszenie Twórców Grafiki Użytkowej (Association of Polish Graphics Designers)
visual identyfication of the event by: Parastudio
time: 26 – 27 October 2013
venue: Centrum Sztuki Fort Sokolnickiego, Warsaw
project concept: Rene Wawrzkiewicz
expert consultations: prof. Lech Majewski >>Magdalena Frankowska >>dr Maciej Konopka >>dr Dawid Korzekwa >>
coordination: Angelika Gromotka, Paulina Stępka

partners: Ambasada Królestwa Niderlandów, Arctic Paper, Centrum Sztuki Fort Sokolnickiego
media patrons: Be Magazyn, DesignAlive, Exclusiv, F5, Futu.pl, Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Label Magazyn, Łowcy Dizajnu, Narodowy Instutut Muzealnictwa i Ochrony Zbiorów, Need For Street, Purpose, Zwykłe Życie

The project is made possible thanks to subsidies from the City Hall of Warsaw.

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Poster by Fontarte with Ania Goszczyńska

Enfant terrible. La nouvelle affiche polonaise

Centre for Fine Arts Brussels – BOZAR (in the framework of DESIGN SEPTEMBER)
05/09/13 – 13/10/13

The art of the Polish poster is perhaps the field of Polish art which is the most well-known and the best-loved in Western Europe. It was one of the fields of Polish cultural life which – along with cinema – managed to cut through the iron curtain and take root in the minds of a Western public. ‘The Polish Poster School’ has, through force of circumstance, become one of the very few Polish ‘brands’ which are present in Western cultural life.

The works which are on show during the exhibition ‘Enfant terrible. La nouvelle affiche polonaise’ are the result of an artistic selection process of several dozen posters recently created by Polish graphic artists of a certain age as well as those from the up-and-coming generation.

QUEER FESTIVAL by Gurowska Malgorzata

Babel by Homework

The connection between these posters and ‘The Polish Poster School’ is ambivalent, even openly indifferent. Very different from a stylistic point of view, these pieces of work are inspired both by the classics of the genre and contemporary graphic trends. Their authors use the vector image, industrial graphic methods, photography and painting techniques in a highly interesting way. What the exhibited works have in common is their freedom of expression, the way they deal with their subject matter in a brave and intelligent manner and the search for innovative and original graphic solutions.
It’s no accident that these posters, with their contemporary and original form present themes which are linked to culture (in a broad sense), including niche culture and club culture. These thematic areas allow artists to take risks with form by playing with different graphic means whilst still attracting people who look at posters for their authenticity and freedom of expression. As for the involvement of these artists in cultural life and artistic activity, this has helped stimulate the development of graphic design projects in Poland.

Practical informations:

Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels – BOZAR (Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels) – see MAP
From Friday 6 September until Sunday 13 October 2013
From Tuesday until Sonday from 10:00 until 18:00. On thursday until 21:00.
Free entrance
Vernissage: Thursday 5th September at 17:45

 

This event on the website of BOZAR: HERE

Artists who show works:

Agata Dudek | Anna Goszczyńska | Małgorzata Gurowska | Hakobo (Jakub Stępień) | Homework (Joanna Górska & Jerzy Skakun) | Michał Jońca | Agata Królak | Krystian Kujda | Aleksandra Niepsuj | Noviki Studio Grafiki (Katarzyna Nestorowicz & Marcin Nowicki) | Michał Okraj | Olka Osadzińska | Studio Fontarte (Artur Frankowski & Magdalena Frankowska) | Aleksandra Waliszewska

Exhibition curators: Magdalena and Artur Frankowski, Zofia Machnicka


Organizers: Polish Institute – Cultural Service of the Polish Embassy in Brussels, Bozar EXPO, Design September

More information

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photo: Magda Wolna

Polish Illustration Focus

Polish visual art, with its renowned Polish Poster School and a rich illustration tradition has proved influential for many artists around the world. Henryk Tomaszewski, Waldemar Świerzy, Jan Młodożeniec are globally recognized names and the young generation of Polish artists was brought up largerly influenced by them and their contemporaries.

Polish Illustration Focus exhibition’s title refers to those visual influences and their traces in contemporary graphic art. “Where I come from” also refers to the artist’s stance, examining how they view themselves and their place in the art world and how they cope with the realities of the modern art market against their need for artistic freedom.

Artists include: Ada Buchholc, Agata Dudek, Agata Bogacka, Anna Goszczyńska, Anna Niesterowicz, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Agata Marszałek, Janek Dziaczkowski, Jan Bajtlik, Edgar Bąk, Katarzyna Bogucka, Dawid Ryski, Jan Estrada Osmycki, Alek Morawski, Maciej Sieńczyk, Magda Wolna, Magdalena Karpińska, Magda Łapińska, Marcelina Jarnuszkiewicz, Marianna Sztyma, Marta Ignerska, Marta Sławińska, Malwina Konopacka, Mirosław Gryń, Ola Cieślak, Ola Niepsuj, Paweł Jońca, Rafał Szczepaniak, Łukasz Rayski, Tomasz Walenta, Zuza Miśko.

proj. Ada Buchholc
proj. Agata Dudek | DUDU
proj. Agata Marszałek
proj. Ania Goszczyńska

proj. Bozka Rydlewska
proj. Tymek Jezierski
proj. Paweł Jońca

Polish Illustration Focus is a joint project of the Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, STGU and ILLO, and is curated by Agata Nowicka (STGU) and Maria Zaleska (ILLO), with support from Illustrative e V.

PR: Katarzyna Szustow
Cooperation: Rene Wawrzkiewicz
Exhibition Design: CENTRALA – Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone de Iacobis
Graphic Design: Jakub Jezierski

Co-financed from the means of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

More information

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Competition for a logo celebrating the 600th anniversary of establishing Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations

Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and of the Republic of Turkey in affiliation with Association of Polish Graphic Designers invite to participate in a three-stage, international competition for a logo design. The winner will receive a prize of 3260 euro.

 

The year 2014 will see the 600th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey. The occasion will be celebrated in a number of events of political, cultural and diplomatic nature. The celebrations will be accompanied by a dedicated logo and a range of graphic materials. The logo selected in course of the competition is to accompany the celebrations and further confirm not only the splendid trade or political relations, or the interpenetrating cultures, but also the mutual respect and understanding, the ability to maintain dialogue even in the challenging circumstances of historical relations between Poland and the Ottoman Empire.

With Jury Members decision, the 2nd stage designers are:

AnoMalia art studio (Poland)
Axel Öland (Germany)
Bąk Edgar (Poland)
Ediz Pinar Studio (Turkey)
Ibrahim Karaer (Turkey
Imagina (Portugal)
Kadir Aybedir (Turkey)
Marcin Usarek (Poland
Selahattin Sonmez (Turkey)
Wieslaw Grzegorczyk (Poland)
Wojciech Janicki (Poland)

Congratulation! We are waiting for the proposition of the logo.

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Designers who wish to participate in the competition should send portfolio via email up to 29 July 2013 to: office@stgu.pl

Out of all the submitted entries, the competition’s international Jury will select 10 designers, who will then be invited to take part in the next stage of the competition and prepare a logotype proposal, for which they will be remunerated. The winning logo will be announced on 16 September 2013 at the latest.

Every participant submitting their proposal of the logo will be remunerated with PLN 1000 (about 230 euro) and the author of the winning sign will receive a prize of PLN 14 000 (about 3260 euro, depends on exchange rate).

The competition Jury is made up of: representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the Turkish diplomatic establishment as well as Polish and Turkish experts – graphic designers, namely:

– Piotr Paszkowski – Director of the Political Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
– Joanna Skoczek – Director of the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
– İstem Circiroğlu, Counselor-Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Turkey in Poland
Kasım Sonkaya, Attaché of Culture and Promotion, Embassy of Turkey in Poland
– Esen Karol – graphic designer, lecturer at Bilgi University in Istanbul, winner of numerous awards, participant of numerous exhibitions,
– Geray Gencer – graphic designer, owner of a graphic studio in Istanbul, winner of numerous awards, participant of numerous exhibitions
– dr Dawid Korzekwa – graphic designer, president of Association of Polish Graphic Designers, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice,
– prof. Lech Majewski – graphic designer, honorary member of Association of Polish Graphic Designers, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

This invitation is yet another one by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at designers and encouraging cooperation with them  – a recent initiative involved a competition for the Eastern Partnership logo, won by the studio Imagina.

For more information about the competition, call or e-mail us:
Association of Polish Graphic Designers (STGU): office@stgu.pl, tel. 0048 509 608 459, www.stgu.pl

Rules of the competition for a logo celebrating 600 years of diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey in 2014

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN IN!

Direction: Library

Compact design for Polish Libraries
Created with free Visual Identification System
and practical guide for librarians

Polish libraries are facing an opportunity for a consistent system of signage for indoor, outdoor, as well as online purposes. Cracow-based Motor Studio has prosposed a design for comprehensive visual identification to be used by libraries. It comes as an effect of a project called Kierunek: biblioteka (direction: library) run by STGU (Association of Polish Graphic Designers) within the framework of Program Rozwoju Bibliotek (Library Development Programme).
The visual identification system proposed for libraries is in line with the current trends, attracts the eye with vibrant colours, without compromising simplicity and clarity. The set includes a logo, fonts, direction signs, info boards, posters, stickers, gadgets, and so forth, or even templates for documents or websites. All these designs are available for libraries for use free of charge.

Is there room for design in a library? Can every library use modern systems of visual identification system? What should a well designed and universal library signage look like? We kept all these questions in our minds when working on Kierunek: biblioteka. In an attempt to answer them, we paid a number of visits to different libraries and talked with the staff, users and advocates of these institutions.
The result of this cooperation was an exceptional design: open, contemporary and flexible. What is even more, the suggestions and designs presented in the guide are not limited to the handbook only – in fact, the key components of the system are the librarians themselves: their decisions about the changes, their ideas and they will benefit from facilitation of the day-to-day information search. We believe in creativity, openness and energy of the people willing to implement the system. We hope to see it come into practice in a possibly largest number of libraries – this would give us a chance to improve the image of these institutions and create
a recognizable brand of chain libraries in Poland
– says Angelika Gromotka, project coordinator for STGU.

The system is supplemented by the Signage Sytem Guide. It features visualisations and descriptions of the system’s elements, some practical guidelines provided by STGU, an account of pilot implementation in
a library in Radziechowy-Wieprz and a check list to help plan activities in a scheme.

Signage system online

In the proposed graphic sign, we tried to steer clear of any formulaic imagery traditionally associated with
a library (an owl, pile of stack books, etc.), yet the achieved sign is a graphic interpretation of library as
a collection of varied elements, all of which have a common source in the written word. Apart from refreshing the image of the institution, so that it answers to the needs of the information society, the design of the new system also takes into account the specific restrictions stemming for example from the limited financial resources that libraries may have in disposal, as it is the libraries themselves that will be responsible for implementing the project in the future
– adds Andrzej Leraczyk, project coordinator for Motor Studio.

A modern library should not only operate in a contemporary manner, but also take care of attractive image of the institution. Visual identification, system of signage, brand identity – these notions may arise connotations with complex and time-consuming processes and massive expenses. Where to start? Who should be decisive? What visual identification elements are needed? We hope that the Kierunek: biblioteka guidebook will serve as a marvellous source of inspiration – comments Magdalena Balicka, project coordinator for Program Rozwoju Bibliotek.
An Internet photo gallery will be made available with pictures documenting implementation and progress of the project system all over Poland.

Downloads:

Projects for Visual Identification System Direction library (package)

Visual identification System Guide Direction library (pdf)

Project Direction: Library was carried out by the Association of Polish Graphic Designers (STGU) as a Library Development Programme.

Project coordinators:
Angelika Gromotka, Dawid Korzekwa (STGU), Magdalena Balicka (FRSI)

Project signage programme:
Motor Studio (STGU): Natalia Bilska (project), Andrzej Leraczyk (coordination)
Special thanks for providing a font Klavika for the system to: Eric Olson / processtypefoundry
Also many thanks for librarians and readers from all over the country for their help in this project

www.stgu.pl/kierunek-biblioteka
www.biblioteki.org
www.motorstudio.pl

Contact:
Angelika Gromotka
pr@stgu.pl, tel. 517 195 489

About the Visual Identification System:

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Competition for the design of a mezuzah for the entrance to the new building of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

A mezuzah is a small box of symbolic, historical and religious significance containing a rolled up piece of parchment inscribed with two blessings – fragments from the Torah – placed at the entrance of Jewish homes. The winning design will be made into a mezuzah placed at the entrance to the Museum on the exterior of
a steel profile. The competition is international and addressed to individual designers as well as designing firms. Competition participants should submit their projects in electronic form in accordance with the guidelines set out in the competition brief.

Designs will be judged by a jury made up of:

Prof.Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett – Main Exhibition Programme Director, Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland
– Zygmunt Stępiński – Deputy Director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
– Prof. Ksawery Piwocki – Department of Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
– Prof. Jerzy Porębski – Department of Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
– Prof. Czesława Frejlich – Editor-in-Chief of 2+3D magazine, lecturer at the AFA in Krakow and in Warsaw
– Michał Stefanowski – Deputy President of the Association of Industrial Designers

The winner will receive a prize of 5000 PLN (ca. 1200 EUR).
The deadline for submitting projects is December 15th.

 

 

The Association of Polish Graphic Designers is a partner of the competition, patron is The Association of Industrial Designers.

Design a mezuzah competition rules

THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS

 

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ABOUT STGU

STGU – The main idea
Graphic design, as one of the most important elements in the contemporary plastic arts culture, chooses the form and quality of visual communication. The main idea of the Association of Applied Graphic Designers (Stowarzyszenie Twórców Grafiki Użytkowej – STGU) is to defend the creative independency of the designers together with the rules and regulations of a reliable design.

STGU – Why?
In our country, we perceive such progressing, negative processes and phenomena related to the graphic design as: low level of plastic and visual arts culture in the society, ignorance and unawareness concerning the basic rules of creating and applying professional graphic design and the lack of prestige for the graphic artists. Luckily, we are witnessing many valuable projects, actionsand also positive attitude towards the rising of graphic culture’s faint level. They all need support and help – We want to provide it.

STGU – What for?
It’s because we wish to contribute in creating an active environment, which will form a common ground for exchanging thoughts and experience and representing views and conceptions over graphic design. The environment will enable the integration of graphic artists, critics and historians professionally working in graphic design and also create favorable conditions for learning and our professional development.

STGU – how does it work?
EXHIBITION – we organize thematic and surveying exhibitions concentrated on graphic design.
EDUCATION – we present lectures, workshops and courses concerning significant aspects of professional activity and graphic artist-designer’s workshop (i.e. graphic design, copyright, typography/printing technology, modern DTP technology)
INFORMATION – we publish newsletters, create and popularize information about graphic events from country and from all over the world.

Discounts for members

Membership in STGU allows you to have special reductions/discounts prepared by our partners.

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