Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - student project

Do people really take a little squeeze out of a mustard bottle like that?...  Anyway, happy to relax on a new project. Now, I am a big fan of Aaron's work despite me living across the great lake (good design spreads fast), so i chose to make an ode not only to my city but to him, or at least his work.

Pretty much everything (book) from DDC served really well as inspiration. I combined Aarons Thick Lines style with some remarkable landmarks I live around, and this is the result, hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed doing it. 

 

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 1 - student project

All three together

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 2 - student project

UFO (Restaurant Bystrica) - This flying saucer-shaped restaurant was build above river Danube in Bratislava between 1967 and 1972. This structure peeks in about 90 meter above ground, reminding us of brutalism in socialistic architecture.

 

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 3 - student projectSlavín - Monument build for the fallen soldiers of Soviet army who helped to liberate the city from occupying German Wehrmacht. It was constructed between 1957 and 1960 on the site of a field cemetery, where nearly 7 thousand 

 

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 4 - student projectBratislava Castle - Pretty much the biggest pride of our city.  Its building started in 13th century, and ever since it lived throughout many great stories.

 

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 5 - student project

Well, where else could i get inspiration rather than this holy grail of awesome design...

 

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 6 - student projectSome sketches i started with.

 

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 7 - student project

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 8 - student project

Ode to Bratislava, and DDC Thick Lines - image 9 - student projectAnd finally some iterations i used, or actually did not use... but that is what it was about right?

Ján Paukovic
Lets create something nice...