Nice Touch — Klāvs Priedītis

Designer Klāvs Priedītis has received the first Young Designer Award of the book art competition Zelta Ābele, which will be presented annually from now on. The jury noted Klāvs’ ability to create harmonious compositions rooted in his interest in the history of graphic design. In the Nice Touch section, the designer talks about an item that helps him discover and appreciate the nuances of book design.

Nice Touch - Editorial, April 19, 2024

Zuzeum makes silk scarves after Zenta Logina and Elīza Atāre’s sketches

Accompanying the exhibition Where to hide! about artists’ efforts to preserve freedom despite the Soviet regime, the Zuzeum Art Centre offers silk scarves designed after the sketches of the artist Zenta Logina (1908–1983), a pioneer of abstract art in Latvia, and her sister Elīza Atāre (1915–1993). Emphasising the themes of modernism and space, the scarf designs were chosen by the exhibition’s curator, artist Sandra Krastiņa.

Stories - Editorial, April 18, 2024

School in Sillamäe by Lauder Architects

By demolishing an outdated four-storey Soviet-era structure, the site was transformed into a modern school facility with a two-storey building that is not only functional but also open, bright, and welcoming. 

Stories - Paula Gāgane, April 15, 2024

Nice Touch — Anda Boluža

Curator Anda Boluža, who has been organising exhibitions at the the National Library of Latvia since 2017, talks about resources that help her research and find materials for exhibitions.

Nice Touch - Editorial, April 12, 2024

Laima chocolate bar packaging design by Kid Design

Design studio Kid Design has revived the packaging design of Laima’s classic line of chocolate bars, highlighting the characteristics of the different sub-brands and creating a nostalgic feel with a human touch.

Stories - Paula Gāgane, April 9, 2024

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