The Gdynia Literary Prize (Polish: Nagroda Literacka Gdynia, NGL) is a Polish literary prize which is awarded annually to the authors of the best books published in Poland in the previous year. Our studio was asked again to prepare a complete image renewal of the graphic identity for the 2023 edition, including all visual and promotional materials. This year, we decided to focus on the multidimensional nature of literature and use photography to create and document our installation in various spaces in the City of Gdynia.
The concept for the visual identity of this year’s edition was largly based on photography. We created a physical object – a cube made of mirror steel, which reflected the surroundings and created a multi-dimensional illusion of space. Next, we photographed the cube in recognizable, important spots across Gdynia: the city beach, the seaport, the Sea Towers, the Film Centre, the Dar Pomorza ship, the Marina, the Emigration Museum, the Aquarium. We wanted to expand our design with activities happening in the real space, going beyond the sphere of 3D modelling only.
We also created the promotional spot, showing the cube in different city locations.
Idea: Weronika Cyganik, Adam Chyliński, Daniel Naborowski
Art & design: Weronika Cyganik
Photography: Beata Czurakowska
Color correction: Adam Chyliński
Montage & animation: Marcin Chyliński
Music: Paweł Osicki
Design support: Ola Misztela, Krystian Tyrański
Cube production: YETI POS design and production
Business: Agnieszka Wojkowska, Daniel Naborowski
Client: Nagroda Literacka Gdynia / The City of Gdynia
Photo documentation of the event: Anna Rezulak