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December 6, 2012

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The Itty Bitty Project

We could not be more excited to announce the official launch of our latest undertaking – The Itty Bitty Project, a crafty line of tees for little ones.

It’s been a few years in the making and we are thrilled to see this crazy little idea get very real. It could not have happened without the loving encouragement and tireless hard work of some incredible people – we are so inspired by all the magical steps that got us here.

Check it out and don’t be shy – let us know what you think!

October 27, 2012

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MoMA Learning

It’s no secret that we here at Kiss Me I’m Polish are strong proponents of lifelong learning. The pursuit of knowledge – whatever the field or topic – is something we try to actively promote in our everyday lives.

So naturally, we were thrilled to work with The Museum of Modern art in developing the visual design and information architecture for their latest educational endeavor, MoMA Learning. Whether you’re a teacher, student, or a lifelong learner, MoMA Learning is a destination for the tools and strategies for engaging with modern and contemporary art. Explore by theme, such as Dada, Surrealism, Minimalism, or Conceptual Art, or by artist. And don’t forget to download the customizable slide shows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or for independent study.

October 10, 2012

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Design Trust Benefit Invitations

We love parties! And sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than getting a big, bright envelope in the mail with an equally bright and festively patterned invitation inside. Which was (at least part of) the thinking behind our design of the Design Trust’s 2012 Art+Design Benefit Auction invitations.

This year, the Design Trust is celebrating urban agriculture in New York City by bringing together more than 500 civid-minded, design-savvy New Yorkers for a festive evening of cocktails, conversations, and fierce bidding. So party alongside us, as we support the Design Trust for Public Space by simultaneously geeking out over all the eye candy up for auction and sampling all the wonderful eats and drinks that are sure to abound.

October 10, 2012

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A National Report Card

Our latest collaboration on the October issue of The Atlantic is now available on newsstands! ”American Schools” is a special report on education in the US – covering topics such as homeschooling, writing initiatives, and government involvement. Kiss Me I’m Polish created two full-spread information graphics for this feature.

A National Report Card looks at the educational successes and failures in American schools over the past year, while The Education Upstarts looks at the new generation of activists that have stepped up to lobby legislators and drive the conversation on Education policy in government.

A PDF version of A National Report Card is available online – but to see everything else in action – pick up a copy of The Atlantic for yourself.

October 8, 2012

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Outside Magazine: The Ultimate Issue

To celebrate their 35th year anniversary, Outside Magazine asked Kiss Me I’m Polish to create five full page information graphics for their reader poll on sports, lifestyle, travel, environment, and danger.

The questions, which are definitely not run-of-the-mill, range from willingness to take life-threatening risks to the things that have been smuggled through customs (fruit, drugs, money, exotic animals, and fireworks) to places where readers have had sex (tent, beach, portaledge).

In keeping with the whimsy of the poll, we used a combination of photo collage and simple graphics to create a cohesive set of illustrations that are visually dynamic, playful, and serious (but not too-serious).

Pick up a copy of the October issue and check it out for yourself!

October 1, 2012

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Discussion with Open Skies

If you happen to find yourself on an Emirates plane headed to Dubai this month, you could also find yourself perusing their great inflight magazine, Open Skies.

October’s issue is particularly of interest because it’s focused on all things design – like the rise and fall (and rise) of Lego, Steven Heller’s apartment, and the undying obsession with Helvetica. For the article “Type Positive: The Rise of Helvetica”, NYC-based writer Noah Davis discusses the significance and success of this iconic typeface with KMIP’s Agnieszka Gasparska and other prominent designers in the industry today.

Not planning on flying to Dubai anytime soon? No worries, you can check out the article (and the rest of the magazine) online here.

September 27, 2012

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Paradox Animations

We’ll be the first to admit that college textbooks aren’t always at the top of our “favorite things to read” list – but sometimes, just sometimes – you strike gold. Which is exactly what happened when we signed on with WW Norton to redesign the third edition of You May Ask Yourself by Dalton Conley.

Part of the reason being that, in addition to designing the interior and cover, we created a series of short paradox animations to highlight the central theme covered in each chapter. The videos, which were animated by the masterful hand of Aaron Hughes and scored by Kevin Scott, are narrated by the author and feature a friendly cast of hand-drawn characters, custom storyboards, and plenty of LOLs.

Seriously – we’ve literally Laughed Out Loud SO many times while working on these. To see what we’re talking about, watch the first animation about Social Stratification here.

And be on the lookout! Though the actual book is slated for release in January 2013 – the animations will continue to be released over the next few months.

September 19, 2012

We’re Hiring!

Kiss Me I’m Polish is growing, and we’re looking for great people to join our team.

First and foremost, we seek a highly creative, smart, and ambitious designer with a strong sense of layout, color, typography; a keen attention to detail and a passion for creative problem solving. Excellent interpersonal skills and meaningful experience are essential.

Find more details and information on how to apply.
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August 10, 2012

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Interview with Spark

On August 7th, KMIP founder, Agnieszka Gasparska, participated in Spark Roundtable – in which she shared her thoughts on structuring strategic partnerships to support her studio and supplement her staff’s skills.

As a follow up to the discussion, Spark has uploaded a short 3 minute video interview in which Agnieszka discusses choosing suitable projects, teaming up with the right collaborators, and some of her reasons for keeping the studio small. Check it out for yourself.

 

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.