Urban Market is the biggest retail showcase of local design, fashion and all types of product design. The illustration displayes specific venue called Mlynica, that is located in the outskirts of city centre. I did art direction of this event and produced various citylights, billboards, magazine, merchandise, wrapping paper, risograph as well as all digital outputs such as web banners, web adverts etc...
Photo credits: BoysPlayNice, Welin Nagyová, Michal Babinčák
Urban Market 2017 (Winter Edition)
You can read the magazine here (just click on image above)
Biela noc 2017
Biela noc / White Night 2017 Visual identity of the contemporary art festival
Biela noc / White Night is the biggest and most visited contemporary art festival in Slovakia.
White Night embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a new dimension through art. A city is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exist for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city at night and the night thus becomes “white”.
White Night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only contemporary art forms, but also untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities.
I was lucky enough to be part of the White Night team again. My aim was to create a strong, significant and recognizable identity, that won't be lost in the advertising spam all over the city. I came up with visual, that shows deconstructed lights and their collision in some alternative universe. It's very abstract but it appeals spectator's imagination and supports his expectation of real installations.
My work consisted from all print (citylights, billboards, flyers, maps, signs, merchandise, etc...) as well as digital outputs (webdesign, application design, banners...)
Collaboration with my love-brand Curaprox Slovensko. A toothbrush design and package design of the new duo-pack.
Package design: First design reflects the topic “Smile”. I illustrated few nice and colourful things that evoke smile or just a good emotion. All together they create vibrant structure. Second design is created of simple and minimalistic shapes which will make your toothbrushing very pleasant – not only for teeth but also for your eyes.
Brush itself is also very special: each tuft is different colour that matches the package illustration. It communicates the simplicity and geometry of CURAPROX.
You can get these products online or at CURAPROX Smile Shops or DM drugstores.
The whole corporate identity created for the gallery & espresso bar, including catalogues, flyers, business cards, website design, interior decoration etc.
STEY Brand Identity
Identity of Slovak travel agency STEY, 2017
Most of us are dedicated to the city life. Dealing with deadlines, appointments, hurrying on the everyday basis. Travel in Slovakia besides modern resorts and attractions offers an escape from hectic elements of today´s humankind. It offers places undiscovered yet, non-mass without crowds.
It’s not by accident that Stone Square in Bratislava has been translated to Stone Square.
Many years ago, when department store named Prior was prior to be opened, a stone from space landed unexpectedly in the middle of the square at 10am, and remains there until now. Many years passed and it became a meeting point. In the background we can see Hotel Kiev which, they say, will not be there for much longer. That’s why we can call this painting “historical”.
Central Train Station, Bratislava, Slovakia
A building made of metal sheet, a japanese-villa-look-alike, will greet you upon train arrival.
The legend says, that anybody who sit down on this bench in front of the station, will have all personal belongings teleported immediately and contactless to unknown places within seconds.
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Hotel Patria, Strbske Pleso – a picturesque mountain lake of glacial origin, Slovakia
It was spring of 1965, when a young slovak actress Magda Vášáryová (then still very little-known) was in this hotel on a leisure stay. After she took a bath in the lake in front of the hotel, she got an offer for a role in the movie Markéta Lazarová, which made her famous. Therefore we can see a ladder–symbol in the landscape painting, which symbolizes the rise.
Chamois TV Tower, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tallest tower in Slovakia, Chamois, was build with intention of catching signals from outer space. Even now it is a place that ufologists from whole wide middle Europe attend once a year for annual tent symposium.
Slovnaft, Oil refinery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Trip with adventure. Plan a romantic evening for two – balloon flight over the flashing Slovnaft. Chance to order dinner on board.
Beautiful Mountain's Bus Stop, Paradise of Housing Blocks, Bratislava, Slovakia
On first glance, an ordinary bus stop next to a news stand. But if you miss the bus, a magickal bearded grandpa will approach you and you will witness a sleight-of-hand coin disappearance.
Train Station Poprad – High Tatras, Slovakia
This unique view on sensitively planted concrete jungle in front of Tatras can be spotted from train window on the train station Poprad – Tatry. Recommended for tourists that love contrast of nature and concrete.
Nuclear Power Station, Mochovce, Slovakia
Past, future and infinity. Village next to Mochovce had to make place for nuclear power plant. All that was left untouched, is it’s previous dominant feature – a church, which is now a beautiful asset to power plant panorama.
UFO, New Bridge, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava's legendary UFO on New Bridge was built in honor of a Synagogue that was destroyed by real UFO in the 80’s of 20th century. Construction on the bridge shows UFO during the operation.
Tatralandia, High Tatras, Slovakia
Well known swimming pool and sauna paradise surrounded by mountains, used mostly in summer. Only a chosen few know that there is a colored flamingo that shows itself next to one of the pools. And it has been showing itself for years, to those who accidentally have a sip of water from that pool.
The legend has is that when you rip out three silver hairs from mister's mustache, you'll be granted one wish. The similarity with the former Slovak president is entirely coincidental.
Biela noc 2015
Visual identity of the contemporary art festival White Night
Biela noc / Nuit Blanche / White Night is the biggest and the most visited festival of the contemporary art in Slovakia. Biela noc materialises the desire to (again) discover a city environment which is given a new dimension via art. A city becomes an interactive space for one night and its normal night cycle ceases to exist for a few hours. Music and light installations of contemporary art will breathe life into the city night and therefore the night becomes “white”. White Night Slovakia took place in two cities – Bratislava, the capital and Košice – the second biggest city in the east of Slovakia. My aim was to create a strong, significant and recognizable identity, that won't be lost in the advertising spam all over the city. I didn't choose the obvious black, I didn't choose blue. I came up with violet, which symbolizes the magical transition between day and night and yet it is still the colour of night, when filled with lights. The visual is also based on the monuments of the city, which I converted into the icons. At the same time these icons represented the actual venues where White Night events took place.
Illustrations of Trnava Town (2017). Exhibition organized by Malý Berlín.
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Automatic mill from eminent architect Belluš from the year 1938. One of the dominant features of Trnava, also internationally acclaimed. Initially there should have been stylish apartments for the young and for the demanding – so called “lofts”. There should have also been huge lifts with round footprint in the cylinders. The tower was planned to have saunas, a large rooftop pool, sun loungers and a bar. The rooftop could have been useful in the winter as well, it was supposed to be housing warm bath under the stars. It’s possible that one day the original plan will be fulfilled.
Trnava’s Sugar Refinery
This painting is a revival of a now defunct sugar refinery. It shows the refinery in the production process, sweet smoke is coming out of the chimney. In front of it was a stand selling fresh candy directly from the factory and the saleslady had mustache. Pop-art enlargements of the candy lured the random by passers from distance and you could sit there comfortably. Rumors have it that the benches were always full because the smoke from the chimney created euphoric feelings.
Theater of Ján Palárik
The theater is supposedly the oldest monument of its kind in Slovakia. You know a lot about this building, but this certainly not this: Igor Matovič was here on his first date when he was eighth grader in elementary school.
Faculty of Law
The authors of this functionalist building are František Faulhammer and Eugen Linhart. Once a District Health Insurance company in Trnava, now Faculty of Law of Trnava University. Here is a vision of how it could look in the future: roof of the building is used as a terrace for students, full of greenery. In summer months there is the opportunity to study under the open sky. If it was be too hot, ice cream supply is for free.
Water Resevoir Trnava
Water tower with reservoir, pumping station, pool and grounds based in oasis. Or at least it was once. Now there are rocket engines mounted to the tower and so Trnava town can practice space flights. The scene depicts the rocket liftoff.
Simple, yet imposing structure, the most beautiful renovated sacral building in Slovakia. The premises of the synagogue are now converted to a coffee shop, exhibition hall, and cultural space. It is a pleasant and popular place. The scene depicts vernissage of photographs by Peter Sit in June of 2017.
From the architect Josef Marek, build in the year 1924, we include it in the functionalist period. Even though its evangelical, it fascinates catholic nuns as well. It has spread that the church has magical power that is being broadcasted from the shield every Sunday afternoon around three.
Basilica of Saint Nicholas
St. Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants organizes an annual feast here. This is a musical project O AETERNITAS and in the course of one evening, several alternative ensembles perform here. Nicholas himself as a listener focuses on late-Romanesque dance music. Everything is toned in late-Gothic retro style, the space is decorated accordingly, but there is also a strict dress code. You can get in only with an invitation, perhaps that's why you have not heard about it ...
House of Culture
Structure that was unpopular in the past because of its modern architecture, that is in big contrast with the historical center. There were plans on how to make another boring mall from the House of Culture. Thankfully that didn't happen and the areas of the building were opened for the public in the year 2032 and the original concept was restored: the until-then unused areas became a home to musical clubs, study halls, huge hall for 800 people, and 2 restaurants - one on the main floor with a terrace facing town square, and second one on the roof where a coffe shop with 120 seats and a bar was created, overlooking the historical center at sunset. The building became a favourite place and finally began to serve real needs.
This important monument is unique because of its two-faced Virgin Mary statue among other things. The scene depicts her as she is taking a stroll on the observation tower while watching over the whole town of Trnava. Another specific is the huge clock mechanism on the fifth floor. Although it is a secret, it's actually another name for teleport. It should be tested whether it still works.
Created between 2011 and 2015.
This project was created at Adbee (Digital Agency). I was working on website design and art direction of the photographs. Thank you Adbee for allowing me to publish this project in my portfolio.
Site-specific installation at the NuSpirit Club Bratislava, tapedrawing, 2014
Photo by Juraj Bartoš
“Nu Spirit is a club in Bratislava, Mishas’ hometown. With white tape, she created a series of 3-wall rooms, separated by columns. Inside each one, gravity-defying triangles and squares dance alongside cocktails and beer bottles. A cat also makes an appearance amidst the other floating marvels. Black walls and brightly-colored lights emphasize her designs; when you walk into the club, it’s clear that you’re also walking into an art installation. While the photographs do well to illustrate the effect of the environment she created, I can only imagine how much more magical these scenes must be with increasing levels of intoxication.”
I use electrical tape as a medium in my drawing technique. Using the tape, I create captivating wall images revealing 3D illusions of space and drawings that have their own stories. My taped wall images always start off a game with the audience that becomes involved in creating their meaning. Sometimes I create site-specific drawings for commercial projects as well.
Photos by Peter Sit, Marika Tonbogirl, Marek Wurfl and Juraj Bartoš.