The Book of Solidarity with Polish judges

The Book of Solidarity with Polish judges

Client
Akcja Demokracja

Client
Akcja Demokracja

Delivery
Leaflet

Delivery
Leaflet

solid_13

Context

Since winning election in 2015 Law and Justice party started consistently taking over institutions of justice in Poland. The ruling party changed the law in 2018 to allow the lower house of parliament - which it controls - to choose the members of the council that appoints judges. Another controversial reform was to do with the Supreme court, which is responsible for confirming election results. Judges who questions the independence of hundreds of new judges chosen by the council faced punishments ranging from a job transfer to a fine or even dismissal. Thousands of Polish citizens showed their support for persecuted judges.

Context

Since winning election in 2015 Law and Justice party started consistently taking over institutions of justice in Poland. The ruling party changed the law in 2018 to allow the lower house of parliament - which it controls - to choose the members of the council that appoints judges. Another controversial reform was to do with the Supreme court, which is responsible for confirming election results. Judges who questions the independence of hundreds of new judges chosen by the council faced punishments ranging from a job transfer to a fine or even dismissal.
Thousands of Polish citizens showed their support for persecuted judges.

solid_10

Design approach

The judicial reforms were met with mass protests in Poland, one of the biggest from the 80s. Words of solidarity with Polish judges came from citizens all over the country and overseas. CSO organisation, Akcja Demokracja, asked us to create a publication expressing support from Polish citizens. A publication consists of thousands of quotes and was handed to judges of The Supreme Court. 

We wanted a clear and powerful design concept related to a severity of the situation. We used images of  sculpture from Roman times, when European legal history started. It was important to stylised look of figures as steadfast and dignified. Concept is based on black & white to stress of clarity and two sides.

Design approach

The judicial reforms were met with mass protests in Poland, one of the biggest from the 80s. Words of solidarity with Polish judges came from citizens all over the country and overseas. CSO organisation, Akcja Demokracja, asked us to create a publication expressing support from Polish citizens. A publication consists of thousands of quotes and was handed to judges of The Supreme Court. 

We wanted a clear and powerful design concept related to a severity of the situation. We used images of  sculpture from Roman times, when European legal history started. It was important to stylised look of figures as steadfast and dignified. Concept is based on black & white to stress of clarity and two sides.


solid_11
9_1100x1237px
9a_1100x1237px
10_1700px
5_1700px
3_1100x1237px
solid_04
solid_03
6_1100x1237px
Screenshot 2021-09-13 at 10.05.09
Screenshot 2021-03-25 at 20.25.42

Creative Direction: Magda Paszewska
Design: Nina Iżycka

Creative Direction: Magda Paszewska
Design: Nina Iżycka

Our works

Our works

Asset 14
Asset 13
Asset 15
Asset 16

Magdalena Paszewska Longstory 
Wilenska 61/2
03-416 Warsaw, Poland

VAT ID: PL9482359192

Magdalena Paszewska Longstory 
Wilenska 61/2
03-416 Warsaw, Poland

VAT ID: PL9482359192