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July 24, 2012

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Five Borough Farm Launch

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Five Borough Farm, the most detailed survey to date of New York City’s urban agriculture movement. Five Borough Farm offers a roadmap to farmers and gardeners, City officials and both public and private stakeholders to understand and weigh the benefits of urban agriculture.

Since being selected as the Graphic Design Fellow in April 2011, KMIP’s Agnieszka Gasparska has worked closely with the Design Trust for Public Space and a multidisciplinary team of experts in food policy, sustainable design, and public health evaluation, to design the identity, publication, website, and detailed information graphics for the Five Borough Farm Project.

Find out more by visiting the website.
Official press release here.

July 1, 2012

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The Ideas Issue

We are thrilled to announce that our latest collaboration with The Atlantic is now on newsstands. The Ideas Issue is an annual publication focused on presenting innovative ideas that can change the world – and this year, Kiss Me I’m Polish designed and illustrated their 14-page “2012 Ideas List.”

The list, a compilation of 23 1/2 “prescriptions, provocations, and modest proposals for making the world a better place” ranges in topic from banning gasoline to abolishing the secret ballot and selling the pill over the counter. To create a cohesive pictorial narrative that could work well with all the varied talking points (while still managing to stay relevant, fun, and informative), we collaged simple, but colorful graphic illustrations with a hefty dose of classic, kitschy stock photos.

Pick up a copy of the July/August issue and check it out for yourself!

May 10, 2012

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Interview with Complex Magazine

Our very own Agnieszka Gasparska recently sat down with Noah Davis of Complex Magazine for a quick Q&A about the makings of Kiss Me I’m Polish. The interview sheds the light on our creative process, being a small studio, and how our name came to be. You can even note how many laughs have been transcribed through the entirety of the article ;-).

Check out the full interview at Complex.

May 2, 2012

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How To Make A Hollywood Hit

In late February, The Atlantic approached KMIP to illustrate a full spread information graphic to appear in their May 2012 issue for an article title “How To Make a Hollywood Hit.” The narrative guides us through a set of savvy, unofficial rules that Hollywood employs to build and secure a global box-office hit (and bring in the dough).

Suffice to say, the movie junkie in us was thrilled with this assignment. Partly because the complex heavy data sets we usually work with took on the form of Will Smith, 3-D glasses, and worlds that don’t really exist. Score! So to make the most of this type of non-numerical data, we created a map that takes the viewer to all corners of the world (and in some instances, beyond). Not sure what we mean? Let’s just say that we not-so-stealthily snuck in some rather geeky iconic movie references – Where’s Waldo style. Think: Jaws, Planet of the Apes, The Matrix, and more.

The May issue is now available on newsstands, so pick up a copy for yourself and nerd out with us. For those of you who prefer to do things on the web, there’s a downloadable PDF available on The Atlantic website.

April 30, 2012

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What’s Wrong With Our Food System?

In partnership with GOOD and Oxfam Australia, Kiss Me I’m Polish designed an information graphic that outlines the major factors that contribute to global hunger. From climate change to waste to cuts in government aid, the piece both illustrates the problems within our food system, while offering ways on how it can be fixed.

Check out the full information graphic on the GOOD website.

April 11, 2012

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How We Spend

The April issue of The Atlantic is now on newsstands, and features a full spread information graphic by yours truly. The illustration, which accompanies the article “How We Spend,” presents the shift in American spending from 1947 to 1967 to 2007 within nine different categories.

We made sure to blast the data with a good shot of playfulness – so pick up an issue to get a closer peek. We’re sure you’ll find something in there to tickle your fancy.

In the meantime, check out the interactive version on The Atlantic website.

April 11, 2012

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Official webby honoree!

We’re proud to announce that our work on MoMA’s German Expressionism website has been recognized as an official honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards!

April 10, 2012

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Information Graphics

Several Kiss Me I’m Polish projects are featured in a new graphic design book titled, “Information Graphics.” This 480 page tome offers essays, projects, and a large selection of examples – some as old as cave paintings – that explore the methods of visual communication. It’s a veritable treasure trove of data eye candy.

March 20, 2012

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Norton Anthology of World Literature

The Norton Anthology of World Literature is a six volume, 6,000 page tome that surveys 4,000 years of world literature. For this latest edition, Kiss Me I’m Polish was asked to redesign the timelines featured at the backend of each volume. The timeline, which plots the publication of key literary texts in the context of greater world events, were designed to be simple and easy-to-read, so that students can, at a glance, visualize a large amount of information.

Needless to say, we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to contribute to this massive undertaking – which also features dozens of new selections, translations, contextual essays, illustrations, and maps – all which manifest into the most accessible and teachable version of the anthology ever published.

For more information, check out the WW Norton website.

March 14, 2012

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How We Spend Information Graphic

In early February, The Atlantic approached KMIP to develop a full spread information graphic to appear in their April 2012 issue for an article titled “How We Spend”. The assignment? Find a way to effectively communicate data on how American spending has changed from 1947 to 1967 to 2007 within nine different categories.

The data set we were provided was full of complexities – and we wanted our illustration to reflect those meticulous details without becoming visually overwhelming. So we created simple charts and blasted them with a hefty dose of playful and comprehensive imagery.

The April issue (with our print version) hits newsstands soon. In the meantime, check out the interactive version on The Atlantic website.