Pecs, pronounced Pay-ch, is a city that marvelously fuses it's history with it's future. We first noticed it in our guesthouse, where there were modern stainless appliances and Ikea furniture in a converted abbey. The walls were all freshly painted white, except for a few spots where they let the old ceiling patterns through in patches. Then we hiked up a mountain to some roman ruins only to find a patterned metal sculpture garden live within the ruins. We also toured through the church/mosque in the big square and noticed this modern metalwork in the basement crypts. This is where we recognized the trend and noticed it many more times through our visit. Many places in Europe build within the old ruins, but few do it with such a modern fusion as Pecs (that we have found so far).
My goal with this logo was to fuse an old and elegant serif font with a modern cool sans serif. I chose to work with Bodoni and Futura because they already shared a somewhat similar architecture.
It was in the low 40s and snowing when we arrived in Krakow, and I caught the flu on the second day there. That didn't set me back however, because Krakow knows how to feed a cold. I had soup at every restaurant and also discovered the most delicious Winter Tea. Those things, combined with GripEx (medicine I got from a pharmacy by playing charades with the pharmacist) allowed me to enjoy Krakow to the fullest. Needless to say, I was inspired to create a soup restaurant logo, mixed with the amazing lore history of Krakow, the story of the Wawel Dragon.
Real estate is very important in Paris. You pay more for the same coffee by sitting outside. Sitting outside is so much fun too. You get to smoke your cigarette and drink your Café au Lait with your girl by your side. I am taking many things from my time in Paris, but one thing that is so clear is the image of the two-seater tables outside of the cafes on every street corner.
Space Invader's street art was also everywhere. Just off in your periphery wherever you were. I always just thought of name Space Invader as only the icon from the video game, but now I really see the juxtaposition of the name with the art of graffiti. He is literally invading all spaces around the city.
So I thought I would add my mark on Paris. Each Cafe I visit, I commemorate the occasion by tiling a wall near the cafe. I am Café Invader!