Biblioteka-PL identity

Visual identity and website design for Polish library in Leuven aiming to promote Polish culture and literature in Belgium.

Background: Katarzyna Radomska, founder of a non-profit organisation Daskalia (in Leuven), reached out to me to design a visual identity and a website for their newest initiative - the very first Polish library in Belgium. Library features Polish authors and aims to promote Polish culture and literature in Belgium.

Case: Library is situated on Wipstraat, which is actually a "street of seesaw" translated roughly. We decided to implement the shape of a seesaw into the logo. Library haven't got a name yet when I started designing, but a website domain was already booked: biblioteka-pl.be. "Biblioteka" means "library" in Polish. I found it pretty straight forward and charming at the same time, so we kept it as the library official name.

For the logo typeface I went for Lato - which is a sanserif type­face fam­ily designed in the Sum­mer 2010 by Warsaw-ased designer Łukasz Dziedzic. 

I helped designing library card and stationary as well as Biblioteka's website, which was developed by Monika Forys, For the website I created set of icons and a map representing the city and it's main attractions including the library as well.

Client: Daskalia
Website development: Monika Forys
Design and illustration: Agata Smok
Biblioteka-PL, 2016

designer and art director specialising in visual identity projects.