Next Saturday, October 5, the eight edition of the Niech Żyje Papier event will take place; we’re going to celebrate going back to our desks! As usual, the event hall will host the crème de la crème of Polish creators, manufacturers and distributors of paper goods and stationery supplies. The fair will host lectures and discussion panels, all accompanied by art and publishers exhibiting their work. The attractions will include a workshop on how to organise your workspace held by Bożena Kowalkowska, and a conversation between the author of the second part of the How Do They Work? book and her subjects of interest – Agata Bogacka and Malwina Konopacka.
Founded in 2016 by Japanese books enthusiasts, Paulina Oknińska and Monika Proniewska, this design studio turns the spotlight on all sorts of printed publications, including zines and artbooks, but also posters and illustration. Hekla Studio focus their attention first and and foremost on art, but they don’t shy away from delving into exhibition organisation and working on zinefests.
Papierniczeni – a brand started by and for paper lovers. Their stationery collection combines traditional printing and binding techniques with fresh and modern designs, while their online store offers access to unique products created by other polish manufacturers, too. Papierniczeni also offer bookbinding workshops (organised at their atelier in Cracow), as well as an insight into the world of paper on their blog.
Devoted to the ideals of good design and minimalism, Noteka finds the beauty hidden in everyday use objects. The online store offers carefully selected high quality office goods that have a vintage feel about them. The concept behind the initiative is quite simple – Noteka’s team believe that surrounding yourself with beautiful objects fuels creativity and should motivate you to work more efficiently.
Kultura Gniewu publishes comics for both adults and children (the Krótkie Gatki series). Awarded numerous times for their artistic integrity and the quality of published works, the publishing house offers a wide array of works, ranging from classic comic strips (such as Fritz the Cat by R. Crumb), social commentary graphic novels (The Arrival by S. Tan) to graphic novels and books for younger readers (Łauma by K. Kalinowski).
Zuza ‘Miśko’ Wiskirska, the artist behind the Atelier Miśko online store, specialises in printmaking and illustration. Her shop offers high-quality prints made by hand and sold in small quantities. What makes her artwork unique is the signature “perfect-imperfection” ideal – Zuza Wiskirska embraces all the faults and blemishes left behind by printmaking tools, which makes every artwork sold in her store one of a kind.
Find the hot of the press Contemporary Lynx Magazine at Niech Żyje Papier.
See you this weekend!