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August 31, 2014

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Interactive Infographics

Our longstanding relationship with the WWNorton team has lead to a wide variety of projects that we are very proud to have in our body of work. Our most recent collaboration is the fifth edition of The Essentials of Sociology, a textbook for college undergraduates that offers a comprehensive view on the subject of Sociology. The textbook aims to identify macro social forces in daily life to bring students outside of their individual experiences.

Our work for The Essentials of Sociology includes designing the cover and interior, which includes a series of full-page information graphics in each chapter. New to this edition is a series of  interactive infographics that allow students to engage with the content digitally.

Curious? Pick yourself up a copy here.

August 18, 2014

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Welcome to The Family

We’ve just received a shipment of our latest textbook design for WW Norton’s first edition of The Family by Philip N. Cohen, Professor of Sociology at UMCP and author of the well known Family Inequality blog.

The college-level textbook features a cover that invites students to create a version of their own family on the textbook and share their results using the hashtag #myfamilyphoto. The WW Norton team has started contributing and we couldn’t help chiming in with a portrait of the KMIP family.

August 8, 2014

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The Itty Bitty Project turns 1!

We can’t believe a year has passed since the Itty Bitty project became such a huge part of our lives. One thing’s for sure, we couldn’t have done it without all the support of our family, friends and itty bitty fans.

Have you checked out our latest Alien Monster tees yet? And if you haven’t seen the taco you’re missing out!

July 23, 2014

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BAV Office Signage

This spring, BAV, a global strategic consultancy, approached us to add a bit of pizazz to their new office space. We enjoyed the challenge of translating the branding we designed into a working environment.

BAV’s office underwent the transformation this month, turning the space into a much better reflection of the brand. (Goodbye, white pillars.) What a difference color makes!

June 29, 2014

Coming soon!

Branding the Deer Mountain Inn

Located in Tannersville, New York, Deer Mountain Inn operates as the perfect setting for an escape in nature without sacrificing comfort. In preparation for their opening this summer, we’ve been designing packaging for their locally sourced products. We’re glad to be a part of the branding for this gem of a hotel nestled in the dreamiest location.

Please excuse us while plan out our next studio retreat…

May 21, 2014

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We Totes Love Public Space

We jumped at the chance when asked to design a new tote bag for the Design Trust. The new Design Trust site we designed called for some matching swag. We’re so stoked at the outcome and can’t wait to see them roaming around in public space.

Get yours here to support the Design Trust and get together to share your love for public space!

April 19, 2014

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Sigmar Polke at the MoMA

When asked to design the digital books for Sigmar Polke’s first retrospective at the MoMA we jumped at the chance. Diving into the sketchbook of a such a prolific and talented artist was quite the experience. Needless to say, we continue to be in awe of his work.

Check out the show while it’s still on until August 3.

April 2, 2014

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Website launch: Design Trust for Public Space!

For the past nine months Kiss Me I’m Polish has been working with the Design Trust for Public Space (and our development partner Type/Code) on a brand spanking new website for this amazing organization working tirelessly to unlock the potential of New York City’s public spaces for all of its inhabitants. Founded in 1995, with its last website design dating back to 2006, it was definitely high time for an enhanced digital space for the Design Trust!

The resulting website not only presents the Design Trust’s diverse breadth of current projects and past case studies, it also sheds light on the non-profit’s intricate process, interdisciplinary methods, expansive network of collaborators, and some of the key lessons learned along the way.

We are incredibly proud to have been part of this undertaking and so excited to witness how some of the best practices in design, planning and policy projects now accessible to the public inspire communities outside of New York, advancing design-literacy and connecting the public with transformative tools for change.

March 14, 2014

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Gauguin: Metamorphoses

The breath-taking Gauguin: Metamorphoses exhibition just opened at the Museum of Modern Art last week and we are so excited to announce the public launch of the website we designed to accompany it! One of our favorite design projects ever – and we got to work with some of our favorite co-conspirators, Type/Code, on the development side of things.

Showcasing Gauguin’s oeuvre across a variety of mediums (especially print, for which he is much less known for), and emphasizing the thematic threads that connect so many different parts of his diverse body of work, this website offers users a comprehensive experience of the various works, techniques and subjects which are the focus of the exhibition, while enticing an extra level of exploration and understanding only an interactive experience can inspire.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses is on view at the MoMA until June 8th, and is garnering some notable press already (read what The Guardian has to say, and WNYC too). Definitely go see it in person – and be sure to visit our website to learn more, either before or after!

November 5, 2013

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Human Rights and Disability Advocacy

We’re proud to announce that our latest project, the cover design for Human Rights and Disability Advocacy, is now out on shelves!

Human Rights and Disability Advocacy tells the story of how the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) came to be by bringing together perspectives from individual representatives of the Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous peoples’ organizations, states, and national institutions that played leading roles in the Convention’s drafting process. Through the plurality of voices and insider perspectives, this title presents fresh perspectives on the shift toward a new diplomacy and explores the implication of this model for human rides advocacy more generally.

Find out more here.