Ending Water Poverty
Following our collaboration with Water For People on a project that re-imagined how the organization’s mission is represented, Kiss Me I’m Polish was asked to create a comprehensive information graphic that summarized their core ideas. The piece uses characters, icons and vignettes (inspired by the Water For People logo) to communicate their unique mission and innovative approach for ending water poverty.
Check out the full information graphic on the Water For People website.
See the full case study on our other work with Water For People.
American Government Textbook
We are thrilled to announce that WW Norton’s American Government: Power and Purpose, 12ed., designed by Kiss Me I’m Polish, is now out on shelves. This major revision presents a historical and institutional approach in discussing the American government and features a newly re-designed “Analyzing the Evidence” information graphics section that shows, through a clean and bold visual presentation, how data and research yield important insights into politics.
Full case study coming soon. In the meantime, find out more about the book by visiting the WW Norton website.
Hurray!!! We’ve reached 100 followers on Twitter!
It’s a nice little milestone, and we’d like to share our thanks to all those who tune into our mumblings. :-) And in case you haven’t already, what are you waiting for? Check us out on the Twittersphere @KissMeImPolish.
Because, really – we’re pretty rad. Especially if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all things fun, yummy, a little random, and a lot of Polish.
There’s been a lot of activity going on in our website’s “Work” section. In case you missed any of it, here’s breakdown of the case studies we’ve added.
American Buffalo: Take a closer look at the limestone base we designed for Marc Swanson’s permanent outdoor sculpture paying homage to the American Buffalo.
Catchafire: Branding for a NY-based organization described as being an eHarmony for volunteering.
ChallengePost: A blast from the past – website and identity for a NY-based start up offering a global marketplace for challenges.
Free Agents: A complete re-design (identity, web, and promo materials) for a talent agency representing original directors and artist.
We The People: Information graphics a college level textbook on American politics & government.
National Geographic: Fun bite-sized illustrations of interesting animal facts and more.
NY Times on Five Borough Farms
New York Times food columnist, Mark Bittman, commended the Design Trust’s Five Borough Farm project and policy fellow Nevin Cohen in his article “At Thanksgiving, No Turkeys Here.” The article lists the things, people, and organizations that give Bittman hope for the future of sustainable farming and American food – even amid the “…days when it seems – both in and out of the food world – that Everything Is Going Wrong.”
Keep an eye out for updates on the Five Borough Farm project as we continue our work with them on the publication and website design for all their findings.
Check out the NY Time’s article to find out what else Mark Bittman is thankful for.
Interview for GOOD Article
GOOD senior editor Cord Jefferson recently interviewed KMIP’s Agnieszka Gasparska for her input on why some tech companies choose to redesign their services, while other do not. The article, “Why Gmail Changes While Craigslist Stays the Same”, considers factors such as competition, innovation, identity, and our resistance to change.
Take a peek for yourself.
Understanding Our Universe
We are over the moon (pun intended) to announce that WW Norton’s Understanding Our Universe is now on shelves, and features 18 full page illustrations by Kiss Me I’m Polish. This introductory astronomy textbook features an innovative method of teaching, using art, media, and learning exercises that allow students to apply what they’ve learned, as they learn it.
For one of these features, KMIP contributed a series of 18 chapter opener illustrations designed to look like a messy student notebook. The goal: to emphasize observation and sketching by incorporating photos and hand-drawn diagrams that visualize the way in which a student processes information as they are thinking about it – in real time. To do this, each chapter begins with a notebook-type collage that illustrates a specific concept outlined within the chapter. Once the reader reaches that concept, they are they are referred back to the illustration so that they can reexamine it in light of the new information they have learned.