Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition

Wojciech Janicki

Visual identity for the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition contains a complex identity system from logoto code-generic visuals. The logo is a combination of the composers` initials (KSZ) with visual reference topostindustrial character of the city of Katowice (Poland).

Szymanowski`s classical music is recognized as romantic, pathetic and heavy at the same time. That is why the logo in its industrial form hides a symbol of heart. It is unveiled asa winner statue form (logo in 90 degrees rotated version) and poster variations.

Additionaly the logo defines a geometric scheme for code-generic variations with emotional touch at the same time.

Independent art-director, specialzied in visual communication. Has realized many logo / identity designs for both: commercial and social projects. He is an art academy lecturer: Head of Visual Communication Department at University of the Arts Poznan (Poland). Head of ID (Sign& Identity Studio) UAP Poznan, Visual Identity Studio at Collegium Da Vinci Poznan (Poland). He cooperates with advertising agencies and cultural institutions as an graphic design consultant and designer. He runs an…

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