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November 14, 2014

Sezon_news

Kiss Me I’m Polish is NOT a Beauty Salon

For our fellow Poles, or fans of Google Translate, check out a recent interview with our Creative Captain (and only fully Polish member), Agnieszka Gasparska, now up on Sezon, a Polish online magazine publishing an eclectic mix of fashion and business content for young creators. Agnieszka speaks about her Polish roots, the origins of Kiss Me I’m Polish, and how it’s developed into what it is today. Miłego czytania!

October 9, 2014

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Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks

Oh happy day! Some of our favorite work and the process of how we go about creating our information graphic projects is being featured in the recently published Infographic Designers’ Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Rick Landers. The volume includes  70+ case studies from the likes of Massimo Vignelli, Hyperakt and MGMT, and we are truly honored to be part of such an amazing line-up.

To find out more about the book, you can check out Cool Hunting‘s recent post about it, or get your own copy through Princeton Architectural Press.

October 5, 2013

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Around The World

Several Kiss Me I’m Polish projects are featured in the new Gestalten book, Around the World: The Atlas for Today.

Alongside classic facts about nature, history, population, culture, and politics, Around the World‘s compelling information graphics throughly explain complex processes that impact our lives such as climate change, the global food chain, or wealth distribution. The book gives added insight into our modern world through its visual explorations of subjects including wedding traditions, eating habits, pop cultural phenomena, or space travel, as well as events that have left indelible marks on our collective conscience from world records set at the Olympics to September 11.

Pick up a copy for yourself at the Gestalten shop!

February 26, 2013

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Guide to Graphic Design

We are honored to have a designer profile and several works featured in the first edition of Guide to Graphic Design by Scott and Emily Santoro. This introductory text presents work from top design firms and schools to help illustrate the various working methods in design – of which Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame and Japan Society 100 Years serve as examples of analytic concepts in motion and interaction design.

Additionally, in the designer profile filmed by the late Hillman Curtis, KMIP’s Agnieszka offers her perspective on the creative process – citing Norton Sociology and our very own website in stressing the importance of having fun, paying attention to details, and solving problems one step at a time.

February 18, 2013

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Louise Bourgeois: Ode à l’oubli

Everyone has something that makes them swoon – perhaps it’s a litter of sleeping puppies or a perfectly organized bookshelf.

For us, it’s Louise Bourgeois’s fabric book Ode à l’oubli. Constructed from monogrammed hand towels from the artist’s 1938 wedding, and featuring collages made from fragments of the artist’s old clothing and household textiles, this book is arguably one of our favorite art objects. It’s a powerful and poignant piece that gives us an intimate, tactile glimpse of the life and history of the artist.

Though it’s highly unlikely most of us will ever get our hands on this object as it’s safely preserved in MoMA’s collection (though, full disclosure: we got to do just that this past summer, swoon…), you can check out the piece in it’s entirety on Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books, our latest digital collaboration with the museum. Together with this firsthand account on MoMA’s Inside/Out blog of what it’s like to handle, examine, and catalogue the actual book, you can practically feel the fabric between your fingers.

 

January 23, 2013

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Itty Bitties on Daily Candy

We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be featured on today’s DailyCandy!

Haven’t had a time to check out our latest crafty venture? Our brand new line of tees for tots is at TheIttyBittyProject.com.

An “exercise in creativity, dexterity, decision making, and patience,” our tees come with an assortment of felt pieces for making your own three-eyed monster, bologna sandwich, egg sandwich, flower, or pizza.

Read more about Little Threads: The Itty Bitty Project on DailyCandy.
And stay tuned as we unveil more designs in the coming months.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.