I was really struck with the scars of the recent war, and the mix of hope and hopelessness we encountered...Read More
Thanks to Dan, Mei, and Willy for showing us around Hvar Island. It's always great to connect with friends while traveling. It makes the experience more full, and allows the place to become the backdrop, not the focus, of the experience. I will let the photo gallery tell the story this time...Read More
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.