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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!

September 17, 2013

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TEDCity2.0

On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 will commence at the TimesCenter in New York City from 9am – 5am EST. TedCity2.0 is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders – with live speakers, global conversations and activities. The event surfaces stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and features an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners.

In addition to designing a branding and identity system for the event and other TEDxCity2.0 parallel events that are organized by locals throughout the world, KMIP was responsible for the program guide, presentation slides, signage templates, organizer guide and collage manual and other relevant collateral materials.

The event will be live-streamed for free – so for more info visit their website: TEDCity2.0

August 21, 2013

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Principles of Microeconomics

We are thrilled to announce that WW Norton’s Principles of Microeconomics by Lee Coppock and Dirk Mateer is now out on shelves. Kiss Me I’m Polish worked closely with the WW Norton Economics team and the authors to design the cover and 18 full spread information graphics that illustrates a key chapter topic.

These engaging and highly visual information graphics help to simplify and explain complex economic principles such as elasticity, the prisoner’s dilemma, income inequality, and exotic taxes.

For more information, visit the WW Norton website.

August 15, 2013

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Principles of Macroeconomics

We are thrilled to announce that WW Norton’s Principles of Macroeconomics by Lee Coppock and Dirk Mateer is now out on shelves. Kiss Me I’m Polish worked closely with the WW Norton Economics team and the authors to design the cover and 15 full page information graphics that illustrates a key chapter topic.

These engaging and highly visual information graphics help to simplify and explain basic economic principles such as unemployment, inflation, growth theory, monetary policy, and loanable funds.

For more information, visit the WW Norton website.

July 9, 2013

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Support the Itty Bitty Kickstarter Campaign!

We’ve been working up a storm in the Itty Bitty Factory.

Since our launch of the Itty Bitty Project in December 2012, we’ve gotten some fantastic feedback and some sweet press. But we’re still a very small shop and we would love to expand our line to include more concepts, more designs, and more sizes! So we’ve taken to Kickstarter to help fund our two new designs – the Itty Bitty Ice Cream Cone and the Itty Bitty Cosmos – and make them available for bigger kids, teens, and adults.

Check out our Kickstarter page, watch our video about how The Itty Bitty Project all got started, and help spread the word! Let us know what you think. We hope you’ll get as excited about it as we are!

The Itty Bitty Project – Creativity Inducing Tees

February 28, 2013

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National Geographic: Waiting For Baby

One of our favorite roles when developing the miniature information graphics for National Geographic was doing the necessary research to come up with interesting facts and concepts to illustrate. We ended up submitting 50+ ideas, of which only a handful were selected for development and design.

Though it can be a bit unfortunate for those that don’t make the cut, we were delighted when National Geographic asked us to create a larger illustration based on one of our original ideas – a side-by-side comparison of gestation times amongst various mammals – from an oppossum (2 weeks) to an elephant (21-23 months, yikes!).

For a more detailed look, pick up a copy of the March 2013 issue or check out our updated case study.

February 12, 2013

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You May Ask Yourself

After months of teasers featuring an animated cast of one-eyed aliens and assorted other spherical characters, the third edition of WW Norton’s You May Ask Yourself is finally out on shelves!

The textbook and accompanying suite of 18 animations – one for each chapter – is the much-anticipated result of our year-long collaboration with the author and the folks at WW Norton. The complete redesign of this popular college level “untextbook” (which currently holds the #1 spot in it’s marketplace) is packed with a vibrant color palette, a fresh new look, and an assortment of hand-drawn illustrations to help explain complicated concepts through simple narrative. Textbooks definitely looked nothing like this when we were in college.

Narrated by Dalton Conley himself, but scripted, illustrated and animated by the KMIP team, the short animations highlight the central paradox of each of the book’s chapters. Curious how society deals with deviance? Or the social construction of race? Just watch one of these puppies.

For more information, go to books.WWNorton.com

January 18, 2013

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Louise Bourgeois: Spider Bytes

It can often be a little too easy to forget all of the incredibly complex and meticulous steps that go into creating a website like Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books.

To help us remember, MoMA’s Prints and Illustrated Books department just posted this behind the scenes look at the careful creative process of organizing and breaking down all of the intricate data that went into making the first-ever digital archive of Louise Bourgeois’s almost 3,500 prints and illustrated books a working reality.

We won’t bog you down with all the particulars here, so when you get a moment, wander over to MoMA’s Inside/Out blog for some delightful, and unabashedly nerdy, details on how we got things done.

December 26, 2012

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MoMA: Inventing Abstraction

If you find yourself with a little extra time post-holiday (and a serious need to unwind), trek over to The Museum of Modern Art for their latest exhibition, “Inventing Abstraction”. The first collaboration between MoMA and WQXR, this exhibit celebrates experimentation and ideas that gave way to Abstract art – it even comes with a playlist!

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the interactive Digital Book kiosks we created, in collaboration with Redub and Type/Code.

For more info, check out Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925.

December 22, 2012

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Thank You For Fracking

In early November, Esquire Magazine approached KMIP to create an illustration for their January 2013 issue. The article, “Thank You For Fracking”, sheds light on the national debate surrounding this controversial topic while explaining what fracking actually is. Our bite-sized illustration breaks down the process in a step-by-step diagram.

Check out the full article on the Esquire website.