The design takes into consideration that the book is divided into 3 parts, each having sub-parts. Each of the 3 parts and their sub-parts are treated differently as chapter openers. The challenge was to treat each type of content differently without creating too many varied styles and treatments. The concept was to create a book that is easy to read while paying minute attention to typographic details for the narrative.
The history of Quinta do Vallado, a wine producer known all over the world for the quality of their products, is told in 224 pages. The ‘Quinta do Vallado. 300 Years in the heart of the Douro.’ book contains emblematic pictures illustrating and eternalising the evolution of Quinta do Vallado through the past 300 years, namely the landscapes, vineyards, structures, artworks, labels, owners, among others, and stating the path Quinta do Vallado wants for their future. The bilingual book has an appealing design and distinctive finishes chosen by Omdesign.
Exclusive scientific edition about Arabic culture and Arabian horses is based on and inspired by beautifully illustrated nineteenth-century manuscript "Sur les Chevaux Orientaux et Provenant des Races Orientales" written by Waclaw Rzewuski. It comprises 9 volumes published as 2 box sets in English & Polish. The binding features mix of gold and natural cream color, a reference to palette of the Arabian desert. Together with high-quality paper, these tones reflect the style of the traditional outer garments worn by Arab men. Created for the National Library of Poland and Qatar Museums Authority.
The calendar design is done in traditional chinese way which includes the use of ink, calligraph and hieroglyphs. The special feature of the Chinese dye ink technique is the faint color of hieroglyphs that brings a very special relaxed feeling to the whole design. In China 2017 is the year of the rooster: now the bird is embossed on the calendar cover.
The design team was commissioned to design a memorabilia for "Fleet of Time" (released as Back In Time in North America), one of the top Chinese box office films in China, adapted from a popular Chinese novel. Directed by Zhang Yi Bai, the story is set in the 1990s/2000s Beijing, a coming-of-age tale of 5 friends who grew apart over time. The objective was to create something more than just a usual film souvenir set and it has to appeal to fans of both the film and novel.
This album is the part of big graduation project which Dina Ruzha has done in collaboration with talented calligraphers from Russia and Ukraine. The album contains works covering different directions of calligraphy from more classical types of writing to experimental ones, made by non-traditional instruments and materials. Particular attention in the album is given to Cyrillic calligraphy. Many artists study the history of Cyrillic. This is a unique material and the basis for the work. The author is grateful for participating in the project.