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April 24, 2014

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Itty Bitties sprouting!

Come check out the Itty Bitty Project at Kickstarter’s upcoming 5th birthday bash block party extravaganza in Greenpoint!!

From 12 to 6pm on Saturday, May 3rd, we will be holding court among some of Kickstarter’s favorite vendors with our very own fun-filled booth – complete with all the tees you could ever want, Itty Bitty bit making workshops, special edition items, an out-of-this-world photo booth – and we may even let you guys make your very own Itty Bitty tacos!

And did we mention that backers of our Kickstarter campaign will receive a special friends & family discount?

No excuse not to come by and say hello!!!

Find out more about Kickstarter’s Block Party and we hope to see you all there!

March 31, 2014

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Five Borough Farm Phase II Book Launch

Book launches are best over breakfast. The Design Trust for Public Space and their supporters convened last week at the NYC Parks Arsenal to celebrate the publication of the Five Borough Farm initiative’s second book – Measuring the impact of urban agriculture in NYC. Part how-to, part reference guide, this new book is integral in supporting the efforts of New York City farmers in gathering concrete data about their activities and maximizing the impact of their outputs.

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with the Design Trust on another major milestone in this ground-breaking project. Stay tuned for news on phase III which is currently under way!

In the meantime, you can purchase the physical book or download a PDF.

P.S. The first and second Five Borough Farm books were designed to complement each other on a bookshelf so get the first book while you’re at it.

October 25, 2013

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Afraid to Ask/Hard to Answer

KMIP’s Agnieszka Gasparska joins Ken Carbone of Carbone Smolan Agency, Carin Golberg of Carin Goldberg Design, Emily Oberman of Pentagram, and Scott Stowell of Open for the panel discussion: Afraid to Ask/Hard to Answer. To wrap up the Image of the Studio exhibition, these design professionals will peel back the curtain on the day-to-day operations of a studio and the design community at large.

We will discuss some of the finer points of running a studio, from what happens when a client or project goes back, to business development, hiring/firing, taking on pro-bono jobs, work hours, and more.

The event will take place on Monday, October 28 from 6:30-8:30pm at The Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square. For more information visit the Image of the Studio website.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who attended the panel! Video of the event is available here.

October 15, 2013

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SHAPING AIGA’S 2013 DESIGN CONFERENCE

For AIGA’s 2013 Head Heart Hand Conference in Minneapolis, the Kiss Me I’m Polish team devised a multidisciplinary design experience celebrating the organization’s centennial year while emphasizing AIGA’s true strength: its diverse and powerful membership made up of designers of all shapes and sizes.

The multifaceted campaign included a foldout poster and broadside sent to AIGA’s 25,000 members (and included in all attendee goodie bags), a geometrically-narrated animation shown to an audience of 2,000 during the conference; as well as an analog interactive experience in which attendees contributed to a mural made of hand-cut paper shapes that grew continuously throughout the event. The biggest hit though may have been the photo booth featuring 3-D versions of all of our geometric shapes.

We’ve been combing through Instagram to collect everyone’s snapshots of all of the various pieces and love how everyone have made the experience their own.

Thank you to everyone that participated!

October 5, 2013

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Image of the Studio

Kiss Me I’m Polish joins over 75 current New York graphic design studios for Image of the Studio, an exhibition co-curated and organized by the Herb Lubalin Study Center at The Cooper Union and the creative studio Athletics. Original works and portraits have been submitted by each studio, as well as a range of data designed to document the structure, history and culture of each. Data visualizations and information graphics have been created to explore the relationships between studios, showing how New York connects our diverse studio practices.

It is on view October 1-28, 2013 at the 41 Cooper Gallery at The Cooper Union.

Check out our studio profile, as well as many others on their website.

August 1, 2012

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Spark Roundtable

We are excited to announce that this coming Tuesday, August 7th, Agnieszka Gasparska will be participating in Spark Roundtable – How to Structure Strategic Partnerships. She will will join Sheri L. Koetting and Deroy Peraza, two other design firm principals, to discuss and answer questions about forming strategic partnerships to stay competitive in today’s full service environments.

November 17, 2010

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Carved in Stone

Websites are cool and all but we’re SO excited to announce the latest addition to our portfolio – a piece of hand-carved stone. We were honored to work with artist Marc Swanson on the design of a limestone base for his new permanent outdoor sculpture – Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial).

Commissioned by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, and unveiled in conjunction with Marc’s solo exhibition at the museum, the piece pays homage to the American Buffalo, the majestic beast of the American West, great herds of which once blanketed the North American continent.

To find out more, see our full case study.

October 7, 2010

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Re:Form School opens

We were honored to work with Yosi Sergant’s TaskForce team to design the website for this great art event aimed at raising awareness about education reform. Icing on the cake: the super sweet branding designed by HunterGatherer.

Exhibitions and events open this Saturday on the grounds of NYC’s oldest catholic school – corner of Mott & Prince. The event features works by over a hundred artists – including Chris Johanson, Friends With You, Shepard Fairey, and Swoon – along with some great workshops and activities all weekend.

June 3, 2010

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Portfolio Center Seminar

On Thursday, June 3rd, Agnieszka Gasparska will be giving a seminar at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA.
If you’re in the Atlanta area, the event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

For more information go to the Portfolio Center Facebook page.

May 20, 2010

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WebVisions Conference

We are honored to announce that this coming Thursday, May 20th, Agnieszka Gasparska will be giving a keynote presentation at the Tenth Annual WebVisions conference in Portland, OR.

In a talk entitled “Design Matters: Visual Personality on the Web” Agnieszka will share some of her insights on the creative process of orchestrating engaging visual experiences online and trying to draw inspiration from the web’s ever-evolving visual vocabulary.