Master's degree final project, Book Design Studio, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland.
For my master's degree project I wrote and designed a book about my home city ?ód? and its history between 1821 and 1939. During this period the city was inhabited by four nations: Poles, Germans, Russians and Jews.
After 1821 the small town quickly became a modern industrial centre. A constant influx of workers, businessmen and craftsmen from all over Europe transformed ?ód? into the main textile production centre, that was now considered a 'promised land'.
The books consists of four parts, attached togheter and translated into four languages. Each part is inspired by one of the nations and its role in the development of the city. Additionaly, the book is illustrated by prints of archive leaflets, posters, letters and newspapers, that take the reader on a journey to the past.
Nowadays, in the city of ?ód?, it is almost impossible to find any obvious signs of its rich and complicated history, that ended tragically in the 1939. There are no loger any russian signboards, german newspapers or jewish synagogues. Therefore the book is a guide, or a diary, about ?ód?'s unique history.