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Project    Petržalka postcards

Stories of past and present Petržalka told in a visual language

 
Zuzana Duchová   16   432cm
 

The project consists of 73 postcards, divided into 9 thematic areas: time, graphics, density, bridge, mood, ornament, movement, why ?, souvenir. The set of postcards is intended as a souvenir object, which represents one of the most famous and specific city districts of Bratislava in an original way. In addition to typical panel buildings, so called "paneláky", the author focuses mainly on details of everyday life. The complex visual representation of a city is dedicated to the past as well as contemporary problems of the times when project was created.

In 2005 critical reflections at the intersection of art, architecture and urban studies was in the beginnings in Slovakia. During the time, many of Martin Mistriks ideas have become popular memes. The author approaches to the visual side of Petržalka district with a specific visual humour, the situations depicted in the individual postcards tell the stories in an an original, funny and unconventional way. We can read it as a complex report and as individual activist jokes at one time.

The form of postcards relates to the fragmented and multifacetted reality which can be perceived as details as well as a bigger puzzle of different shapes and colours. The project is visually appealing as well as generally undarstandable. Most of the messages stay universal, design is minimalistic and timeless. Some postcards are just visual jokes, some are dealing with deeper social issues such as accessibility, nacism, crime, etc. The complexity of the project shows deep involvement of the designer with social issues and creative tourism. The project is accessible to both - tourists and local citizens.

The project was awarded Slovak National Design Award in students category.

author of the text: Zuzana Duchová
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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author: Martin Mistrík
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Lenka Hámošová 06–10–2021 13:35

there are some great ideas in the form of a visual commentary. I can imagine this being the start of critical visual columns in the Slovak context.