Bajki od rzeczy (Thingful Tales)

A collection of stories for young readers (aged 6-10), with every day objects as protagonists. A needle needles, a washing machine has foam in the mouth, pots go over the top – such is the matter of things. Their adventures and relationships are an opportunity to create poetic imagery, but also to contemplate on the current issues, such as climate change.

Our aim was to compose each page of the book in such a way that the text harmonises with the image narrative. We were inspired by picture books, where the story and the imagery make for a meticulously designed sequence. The illustrations were prepared with the purpose to enliven the literary still life and the choice of lettering was dictated by the desire to intrigue and help children immerse in the stories.

  • Type of project book
  • Scope of works book cover, book layout, illustrations, typesetting (Idalia Smyczyńska, Paweł Szarzyński, Robert Zając)
  • Format 230×219 mm, 60 pages
  • Paper / Binding Cocoon Offset 160 g/m², hardcover
  • Fonts Officina Serif, Telerysm Mono 2
  • Date 2018
  • Client “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre
  • Exhibitions Ginza graphic gallery (ggg) / The Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2019
  • Awards European Design Awards 2019 (Silver), The Book of the Year IBBY Poland 2018 (Nomination), The Most Beautiful Books of the Year – Polish Publishing Houses Association 2019 (Nomination)