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.
DOT. – Contemporary Art Gallery
The whole corporate identity created for the gallery & espresso bar, including catalogues, flyers, business cards, website design, interior decoration etc.
Illustration for a newsprint cover, 2014
Created during my internship at Confederation Studio. The illustration displays objects, that will be used to highlight culture, philosophy and client relationships.
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.
Wanna try out?
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.
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.
A little luxurious brochure created for the restaurant Messina, located in the centre of Bratislava. I also created the logotype redesign. It is based on an original logotype but it was completely redrawn and made cleaner and more elegant so it would be easier to use it for various applications in the restaurant.
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.”
This project was created during the time I was working at Calder Design Community, 2011
Client: Lexika (professional translation and language services).
This project was about direct mailing in the form of discount vouchers for services provided by Lexika. My purpose was to make it original and interactive so I came up with the idea of vouchers in the shape of stationery objects because usually you need tools such as a pencil, notepad, mobile phone, folder or usb when translating. So customers can easily remove little vouchers from the cardboard paper, use it as they wish and have fun.
I created the whole identity of the Night of Museums and Galleries in Kosice, Slovakia. Illustration in the background displayed specific venues where the exhibitions were taking place. I also produced the print production of citylights, rollups, billboards as well as all digital outputs such as web banners and web adverts.
Gallery of animated objects that I use in my live visuals, 2011 – 2015
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.
These illustrations were created to be used as a part of the infographic in materials for a non-governmental organisation. Designed during m internship at The Confederation Studio in London.