We decided to take a less noble approach to this old Indian epos: its visual concept is inspired by imperfections and street aesthetics.
The book about creation of the world written by Daniel Pastircak is a fusion of myths, theology, philosophy, and poetry. Close cooperation with the author - and illustrator in one person - defined the specific visual appearance of the book.
illustration Daniel Pastircak
Client: Modry Peter
Personal project on the topic of meat industry and killing animals. Each poster deals with the question of eating or not eating meat differently. Moo! is helpless scream of suffering cattle.
Client: selfinited 2012
Concept of a journal for students of architecture. The project was not realised.
Client: Fakulta Architektury STU.
Concept of corporate identity for retouching studio inspired by goose bumps on naked woman's body.
Photography: Viktor Semzó
Record single Moonless is Pjoni's shift towards dark emo ghetto hiphop. Its cover is an outcome of a photographic action in which Pjoni with his singer were being spilled on with black acrylic.
Photograph: Symon Kliman & Damian Herb
Client: Exitab label
The newest book of Elfriede Jelinek is a confession of a lonely woman repelling the hassles of her life. The design of the book reflects the dense and uneasy atmosphere of the text.
Photography: Oto Skalický
Visual communication system for Night of Theatres in Slovakia. During a single night in the year theatres have special programmes with free entry for everyone.
Client: Divadelny ustav Slovensko
The Farmap focuses on the overall mapping of agrotourism facilities and services that are provided to visitors, including general information about Slovakia and its rural status.
Cloud no Raisins
Debut solo album of electronic pruducer Pjoni is an intimate confession of his personal life. The design of the booklet creates organic composition of his drawings, lyrics and photos. Each element corresponds to the character of drawing and reflects ambient drama of music with its atmosphere.
credits: Photography: Mária Pinčíková, illustration: Pjoni
client: Exitab label
This artwork, in the form of a book, is a digest od Pjoni's lyrics from the age of five to the present times. The collection captures certain periods of Pjoni's life in chronological order. The main inspiration of this book comes from texts and drawings from his journals unconventionally combined with photographs from the family archive.
Client: selfinitiated, 2012
About Basset, who hated squelch
A lovely story written by Miro Carsky about bad habits and that even dogs have to deal with their ancestors’ heritage. Digitally collaged illustrations with paper textures.
Graphic design: Michaela Chmelíčková
Client: self-initiated, published by ASIL, o.z., Bratislava
We decided to take a less noble approach to this old Indian epos: its visual concept is inspired by imperfections and street aesthetics. Misprints, cheap textile patterns, low print quality simulations. All that in two bright Pantone spot colours and FM raster.
Visual concept, graphic concept, layout: Boris Meluš
Client: Argo, Prague
In Watermelon Sugar
The cult novella written by Richard Brautigan about a place called iDeath where a closed commune lives in harmony with Nature surrounded by watermelon sugar substance. Amorphous, playful yet brutal illustrations are created with the same tool as the handwritten text – using tablet pen. The whole book is a kind of contemporary digital manuscript.
Supervisor of project and book design: Palo Bálik
Client: Artforum, publishing house, Bratislava
Large 2-colour screenprint for my solo exhibition Crystallize in the ASIL gallery and HUBA in T-Gallery
Client: ASIL, T-Gallery, Bratislava
Year: 2010, 2012
The first book of a thrilling trilogy written by Martin Vopěnka about what could happen if all parents fell asleep from unexplainable reasons. Full of watercolour monochromatic illustrations.
Client: Trio/Fragment, publishing houses, Bratislava/Prague
Gentle and poetic stories for teenagers written by Jana Bodnárová with simple emblematic illustrations in four bright Pantone spot colours. Introduction to each story consists of a portrait of the main character and a composition of fragments from the story.
Graphic design: Palo Bálik
Client: Perfekt, publishing house, Bratislava
Cure for Little Wolf
Author picture book with fullpage acrylic illustrations about the importance of honesty, patience, and true friendship in difficult times. Little Wolf suffering from a strange disease called Deja-vu hides in his den. After clumsy intervention of big Barn Owl things are slowly starting to change...
Solo exhibition in T-Gallery. Collection of giclee prints and screenprints "opens an imaginary world," ..."hidden in turquoise and black mountains, cloaked in mist and smoke, connects an amiable appearance with Brautigan-like composition of horror moments: a cut off finger appears in a neat mason jar or carefully impaled on a colourful pocket knife." (Katarína Macúrová)
Client: selfinitiated, T-Gallery
Gicleé printed graphic cycle for T-Gallery. Intimate double portraits of people struggling and failing to preserve last pieces of respect and affection to each other.
Client: selfinitiated, T-Gallery, Bratislava