The Relaks holiday resort is located on Wyspa Sobieszewska, an island at the Baltic coast in northern Poland, just east of Gdańsk. It has a unique atmosphere – when I got there it felt as if I had moved back in time. The signs with the names of the houses might date back to the 1980s. They are made of some kind of sheet metal and are written in New Zelek (1974). The names themselves are charming: “Puchatek” is the Polish name of Winnie-the-Pooh, and “Muszelka” means “seashell”.
In 2022, the place inspired me to make photo shoot using a scarf designed by Threedotstype for the Pan tu nie stał brand. It combines the old with the new and shows how long New Zelek has been used – and that it doesn’t lose its relevance and appeal.