The public awareness campaign “you’re getting pissed?”
Campaign for nonprofit organization Great Coalition For Equality and Choice.
In view of the upcoming elections in Poland, the Great Coalition for Equality and Choice, with the support of the Batory Foundation, asked the Lotna Agency to develop a concept for a public campaign drawing public attention to Women’s Rights and encouraging everyone for whom these issues are important to participate in the elections.
Women’s rights, especially reproductive rights and a woman’s freedom to decide about her own body, have been the subject of political and social dispute in Poland for years. Freedom of access to sexual education, contraception, in vitro, etc. is, compared to other European countries, very limited.
In the campaign, we highlighted 5 key issues:
The main message had to be simple, strong and eye-catching. We based the main slogan and the whole idea of the campaign on a censored curse word that was formed from the first letters of the Coalition’s name – WK_RW. We have hidden the middle letter from the word – the letter U. The full word in Polish means the same as the term pissed. it’s a similar wordplay to FCK.
For the Campaign, we developed a new visual identity for the Coalition. We based the whole thing on strong expressive colors, lettering and graphic elements.
We divided the campaign into two phases, the cohesive element of which is the question “Are you taken by WK_RW?”
In the first stage, we focused on emotions resulting from everyday problems and legal situations related to women’s rights and lack of access to contraception, sexual education, etc. The main action is based on 8 key visuals.
The second stage is activating the public, who can turn their discontent or general desire for change into action. In it, we call to action all those who are close to the slogans presented in the first stage of the campaign. We encourage everyone to turn their views into action and participate in the October elections.
The campaign is being implemented in offline and online channels. The main emphasis in the digital channel was placed on social media. The campaign was carried out on Instagram and Tik Tok of the WKRW organization. It was in these places that we had the best and natural access to the target group consisting of representatives of generations Y and Z.
The main part of the content created was animations as well as creations referring to the world of memes and using current trends on IG and Tik Tok.
Creative idea and strategy – Piotr Flis
Content strategy – Piotr Mateńko
Graphic implementation – Michal Wyszynski, Ulka Malyszko, Anna Woroniecka
Visual identity and communication strategy of FEDERA
FEDERA is one of the largest and oldest non-governmental organizations in Poland. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has been working for human rights, with a special focus on women’s health and reproductive rights.
FEDERA includes the Ponton Group – which works on sex education among students, Great Coalition for Equality and Choice – an initiative that brings together more than 100 NGOs and pro-women’s movements, and includes helplines and hotlines, where anyone in need will get help with the law – primarily medical and patient rights – and get psychological support.
“Our work is evolving, the problems, the topics we deal with, the age of the people we help are changing. The world around us is changing. So we decided that we also need to change. To adapt more to the expectations of younger people and to focus more on building our image.” – says the Foundation’s CEO.
After several intensive workshop meetings, an in-depth analysis of competitors’ activities and the expectations of the target audience, we set the main goals of the brand, and then developed a new visual identity and communication strategy.
FEDERA is about ideas, values and real help. It works wherever it is needed. In hospitals, doctors’ offices, courtrooms, TV studios and conference rooms around the world. We had to show the brand’s communication in such a way that the message would reach a wide and diverse target audience and be properly understood.
New FEDERA brand mark
The idea and design of the new FEDERA logo were based on a combination of the brand’s characteristic motifs – the symbol of a woman and a symbol signifying help, including medical help.
The combination of these ideas resulted in the distinctive letter F – which will also be used as the abbreviated mark of the FEDERA Foundation.
The overall design was kept minimalist and replaced the previous logo – a feminine silhouette and the color purple.
The design, based on 3 main colors, provides greater versatility and design flexibility. It will be perfect for both online and offline channels.
FEDERA is a foundation that fights for equal and just rights to decide about one’s body and sexual health, and access to information and services related to contraception, abortion, pregnancy and childbirth.
Intelligent, with expert knowledge, thorough and sharing experience and pertinent advice.
Empathetic, offering care to those around, preventing threats and unfavorable situations.
We designed the visual identity to provide flexibility and freedom of action, and to allow more than just designers to work smoothly with the new image.
The main role in the visual and verbal identity of the Foundation is to be played by human beings. Human emotions, human problems, actions, dreams and everyday life. Successes and failures.
It is these, human issues that FEDERA is dealing with, and they will be the centerpiece of the brand’s message.
The main color of the brand is strong red – whose main task is to draw attention, stimulate action, inspire. Red, combined with strong typography and emotions expressed in key visuals, are the strength of the brand’s message
A counterbalance to this strong mix is the supporting color – soft pink – a cheerful hue, associated with femininity and care, whose function is to calm communication.
Icons and illustrations
We also developed a customized system of icons and illustrations. They all have a simple, linear and minimalist form. They also have an infill with one of FEDERA’s brand colors – to reinforce the graphic message and draw attention to details.
Offline i Online
The new visual identity system and communication strategy were designed to work well in both the offline and digital spaces. Especially in social media channels, which are one of the main points of contact between the Foundation and its target groups.
Visual identity – Michał Wyszyński
Communication strategy – Piotr Flis i Piotr Mateńko
Creative supervision – Piotr Flis i Anita Kamila Sochacka
Packaging designs for cosmetics
Receptury Zielarki is a novelty on the Polish cosmetics market introduced by Eurus, a leading distributor. We have created projects for the brand including a logotype, packaging for as many as 20 products and an accompanying brand hero.
Bottles and labels
We created packaging designs for 20 products in 2 series: Field Treasures and Home Traditions. The background, and the element that first catches the eye, are engravings depicting fields, herbs and plants characteristic of rural and forest surroundings.
Rich in color, symbolizing nature and the natural character of the products. Each background has dedicated illustrations of plants.
The backgrounds are inscribed with centrally located beige appliques, which contain the most important information: about the cosmetic line, the product, its use, composition and the drawing that symbolizes the latter element.
Also included in the design are gilded icons, which, with their brilliance, further draw the attention of consumers, and also highlight the most important features of the cosmetic.
In addition, the gilding on the sides of the labels emphasizes the high percentage of ingredients of natural origin, further reinforcing the message of naturalness.
The next design step was the design of the logotype. It is a combination of three elements – a hand, a mortar and nature.
The first element, placed in a central position, shows the tradition and even artisanal nature of the products. It’s an emphasis on the fact that the cosmetics are based on proven recipes that come from nature and the secret knowledge of herbs, not from the impersonal, cold and sterile atmosphere of cosmetic laboratories. The hand is inscribed in a circle taken from the rim of a mortar – another symbol of tradition and herbal and cosmetic craftsmanship.
The whole is complemented by the symbol of herbs and leaves symbolizing nature and its closeness to man. The logotype was designed in a style reminiscent of historical signs – one has the impression that the design is “painted” on wood. The sign, with its style, is reminiscent of pre-war cosmetics and pomade stores, where quality, tradition and naturalness were inextricably linked.
During the work, we analyzed the brand and defined its vision. Herbalist’s Recipes is a symbol of tradition, a return to the roots and, at the same time, a philosophy of life behind the products. Intergenerational transmission of knowledge about herbs and their properties, symbiotic coexistence with nature and taking the best from it, slow-life philosophy, thanks to which one can seek respite from the daily rush of life – all this contributes to the properties of cosmetics under the banner of Receptury Zielarki.
Anita Kamila Sochacka – Managing Director
Knowing the values behind the brand and already having the bottle and logo designs, we were able to create a brand hero design – a character that would not only embody the individual products, but also represent the lifestyle and promises the brand makes.
Thus, the Agatha Herbalist was created. A doyenne characterized by life wisdom and experience. Over the years, accumulating knowledge of the secrets of nature and combining its elements so as to discover the recipe for the beauty of the body and hair.
Patient, with a nurturing nature, drawing from her experiences and eager to share the knowledge she has. Years of traveling and learning about other cultures, traditions and rituals allow her to be described as an expert without a shadow of a doubt.
Despite her age, she still retains verve and spark in her outlook. Constantly curious about the world and discovering new connections rooted in tradition and nature.
Visual identity – Aleksandra Luboch
Creative supervision – Anita Kamila Sochacka i Sylwia Dudzińska
Scope of work:
Golden Rose – campaign “Play with colors”
Golden Rose is one of the leading manufacturers in the cosmetics and makeup products market. It has been active in the beauty industry for years. The brand has recently created a promotional campaign “Play with colors” for a new series of color cosmetics. We prepared the graphic design of the influencer and sales campaign – offline as well as online.
As part of the work, we created gift boxes that were sent out to dozens of leading influencers in the beauty industry. In parallel with the influencer campaign, a digital campaign was launched, focused on the brand’s social media. For its purposes, we created a number of graphic creations that promoted the image and sales action of the cosmetics.
Complementing everything was an offline campaign – in hundreds of drugstores in Poland. Installed in them were graphic materials created by Lotna, which had one task: to stand out from the competition and attract the attention of female customers of the stores. We came out sensationally!
Graphic creation: Urszula Małyszko, Aleksandra Luboch
Creative Supervision: Sylwia Dudzińska
Branding for new
by Vis Plantis&Loton Cosmetics
Vis Plantis is a Polish cosmetics brand founded by Elfa Pharm. It has been supplying the market with high-quality products for hair, face and body care for many years. In cooperation with Loton Cosmetics, the brand has created 4 new lines of cosmetics for hair care. As part of the order, we developed creative concepts for branding for all packaging, creating a total of as many as 20 labels.
Our goal was to make the characteristics of the products as prominent as possible. Thus, we relied on clear and eye-catching photos of the ingredients that were used in the 4 hair product series:.
- oily with algae
- dry and dull with silk
- thin and weakened with argan oil
- damaged and brittle with creatine
In order to best represent the use of the products, we also used colorful appliques on which we placed key information, using clear typography. Increased readability and clear layout allow the consumer to quickly identify the products and choose the right ones for their needs. The whole was complemented with enhancement elements – including light-reflecting metallics, giving an interesting and eye-catching effect on store shelves.
Graphic design: Aleksandra Luboch
Creative Supervision: Sylwia Dudzińska
Branding of the new line
of Hellena brand
For the Hellena brand – one of the largest in the Polish beverage market – we created branding for a new line of carbonated beverages, consisting of three flavor variants – Orange, Lemon and Citrus Mix. All versions have been given a unique, fruity label using the brand’s characteristic orangish cap. The new products are promoted with the slogan “Authentically Citrus”, as they surprise with their authentic citrus flavor. With 20% fruit juice content and very good carbonation, they intensify the impression of crisp refreshment and effectively quench thirst on warm days.
It is these qualities that we have highlighted in our designs – so as to visually emphasize and reflect the authenticity of flavor translated into the unique citrus composition of the products. Just as the drinks are infused with the flavor of the fruit juices, we designed the labels using vibrant colors, embedded in a modern design.
The graphics of the labels refer to the brand’s flagship product – Oranżada Hellena. In the central part was placed the characteristic cap in the version with a color distinction of the flavor. Appropriately chosen typeface, describing citrus variants, gives the project dynamism and modernity. An integral part of the cap – the logo of the Hellena brand – emphasizes the product’s belonging to the Polish brand and allows it to be permanently rooted in the consumer’s consciousness. Also present in the graphic communication of the line of carbonated beverages are juicy fruits – elements shaped to be associated with juiciness and what is essential of new products – fruitiness.
The exotic character is reflected in the modern design of the bottle, which is entwined with orange peel. The decoration refers to the citrus flavor of the drinks and accentuates the uniqueness of the new products. The specially designed design makes the bottle unique on the market. The capacity is 1.5 l.
The author of the creative idea and design is Katarzyna Loboda-Karki.
.Creative supervision on the project was provided by Anita Kamila Sochacka.
Communication strategy and rebranding of the Polargos brand
Polargos is one of Poland’s largest manufacturers of gates and fences. The products created in the company’s factories are sold not only to the domestic market, but also successfully conquer foreign markets. As part of its continuous development – both on the product and marketing levels – the company underwent a thorough rebranding, gaining a new logo, visual identity and communication strategy.
The first stage of cooperation was the supervision of the company’s rebranding. We created a new visual identity, which from the beginning of 2022 is consistently implemented on all communication channels. All this is based on the developed communication strategy, which we also created for the brand.
The sign we designed closely corresponds to the nature of the company’s business. It consists of a two-element signet, which is a metaphorical representation of an open gate, and the brand name inscribed in the very center. The whole is accompanied by a claim: Fences from professionals.
The claim is a creative development of the strategy developed at the agency – Polargos products are placed in the DIY segment, making them easy to install even by laymen. The individual components have been created so professionally and functionally that you don’t need a bunch of experts and professionals to be able to install the fencing systems – a little neighborly help is enough for that.
The new Polargos logo, as a whole, is a symbol of openness to new solutions, technologies, people, trends, and an attempt to show directly the company’s area of activity. The slant used in the new visual identity is an emphasis on dynamism in action, achieving goals and setting the direction of development for the entire fencing market.
The color scheme used is a kind of identity bridge between the old and new identities. Green has been with Polargos from the very beginning, it is the company’s signature color that distinguishes it from the competition, which is why it has remained unchanged.
Lotna also took over the brand’s social media communications support. The developed strategy of activities in SoMe mesh the brand’s image and sales goals. Communication activities are currently being conducted on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
As part of marketing support for the Polargos brand, the agency also creates BTL materials and all custom actions in diversified communication channels.
The agency’s task is also to provide advice and substantive support to the client in the field of ongoing communication and strategic activities.
Graphic creation: Michał Wyszyński
Creative Supervision: Anita Kamila Sochacka
Communication strategy and project management: Piotr Flis
Social media supervision: Piotr Mateńko
Spring-summer line Gift of Nature by Vis Plantis cosmetics
Gift of Nature by Vis Plantis is a series of natural, 100% vegan cosmetics that respond to the needs of modern women who want effective and proven products. Cosmetics in the GoN series are known for their focus on original fragrances, natural ingredients and interesting label and packaging design.
It was for Gift of Nature cosmetics that we designed spring-summer labels for a special occasional series of packaging. The project included labels for 4 products – two fragrance versions of shower gel and 2 fragrances of body lotions.
One of the most important objectives was to create a design that at first glance “transports” the consumer to a world full of sunshine and warmth. The red apple fragrance version is associated with calm and soothing moments on summer days in the countryside, while the tropical fragrance variant is a pure world of exotica, swaying palm trees and a roaring, warm and crystal clear ocean.
The color scheme we chose fully corresponds to the nature of the products, and also distinguishes them on the shelf from the rest of the assortment. Large names and illustrations of fruits visually indicate a specific fragrance line. The illustrative style, which has just been implemented into the design, fits into the broader design concept of the brand’s other lines and cosmetic products – thus representing the brand’s stylistic consistency and following current trends in the design world.
The distinct yet still perfectly fitting logo and other information in the design make it easy for consumers to associate the attractive-looking product with the Gift of Nature brand.
Kreacja graficzna: Katarzyna Łoboda-Karki
Nadzór kreatywny: Anita Kamila Sochacka
Fitos advertising campaign
Fitos is a new subbrand of the Kupiec brand, representing a subgroup of flavored wafers in the brand’s portfolio. For Fitos, we developed a creative concept for an image campaign in online and offline channels.
The main idea behind the designs was to highlight the unique flavor of the snack that will make every moment more pleasant – toffee, chili and cream and onion. The uniqueness of the product was shown through surreal and eye-catching reveals. The protagonists of the creations, who spend their time during various activities, are accompanied by exaggerated objects coming out of the ground or ceiling, symbolizing the individual flavors of the products.
The focus on taste and on spending time together with loved ones – whether family or friends – were the two cornerstones of the advertising creations, which were designed to reach a variety of target groups – both younger and older audiences.
Creative concept and design: Katarzyna Łoboda-Karki oraz Piotr Mateńko
Creative Supervision: Anita Kamila Sochacka
Visual idenity of the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola
The Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola is an institution that for many years has been providing local audiences with collections of regional character in the field of archaeology, history, ethnography and art. For the institution, we prepared a comprehensive visual identification system as part of the tender.
Our proposal draws from the world’s common trends of identification systems, which are successfully implemented in the world’s largest museums. Courageous characteristic and arousing intrigue are the main distinguishing features of the creation, which cannot be passed by indifferently.
Despite its expressiveness and array of modules, the whole is set in a simple and understandable design. The SIW, in its conception, is not meant to overwhelm the museum’s offer, but to create space for its presentation. Designed elements and layouts of a universal nature provide a backdrop for museum works and collections, putting them in the foreground as the main element of the institution’s communication.
The concept uses distinctive shapes, modernity, a sans-serif font and a logo that is readable by all audiences – the lack of embellishments and the large, typographic nature allows good reception also for the visually impaired.
The graphic element on the posters and other materials was taken from the main shape of the IRSW logo. This would allow for easy adaptation to advertising materials, in keeping with the museum’s most recognizable element and symbol. Depending on which museum needs the materials would be prepared for (whether for the main headquarters of the IRS or its branches), the designed media, in addition to the text layer, are also differentiated on the color and graphic level.
The visual identity system was designed to support the museum’s offerings and provide a kind of storytelling space for the museum.
Visual identity: Michał Wyszyński
Creative Supervision: Anita Kamila Sochacka
The project will not be implemented.