One of the oldest Art Galleries in New York City, Taylor | Graham opened its doors as "Graham" in 1857. It's holdings didn't stay in the 19th century though. Angular lines and clean type with glimpses of modernity bring the brand toward the present without sacrificing its timeless quality.
Visual identity and vinyl artworks for Mater label based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This military brand (including sub-brands) incorporates details and symbols that are meant to deliver a strong and decisive message. It is the first insignia of the newly created Kosovo military force. The project was completed under Kosovo and NATO authorities' supervision, Illustrations by TAK.
Various promo artworks for one of Europe's premier night club. Nordstern, based in Basel (CH), continues to feature world's best electronic music artists on regular basis. Big-up to Agi and the rest of Nordstern crew!
The inspiration behind the square-shaped letters of HAMAM's brand were the custom made mud tiles suspended from the bar's ceiling. The typography reflects this local yet contemporary architectural feel. HAMAM Jazz Bar has been awarded the Best Bar Design by the World Interior News Awards (WIN) in 2013, at Saatchi Gallery in London.
Architecture: 4M Group, London, UK
Photo: Agron Dragaj
My graphical take on the shape of Albanian nationhood and cultural identity.
Each poster tackles particular pre-conceived notion about events and/or depictions in Albanian history.
Triennale Grenchen.19 / Switzerland (2012)
Mimar Sinan Gallery, Istanbul / Turkey (2013)
National Museum, Prishtina / Kosovo (2013)
Edward Lear Gallery, Berat / Albania (2013)
Over the years, I designed quite a few identities for local and international brands. Some of them have become icons in their respective fields of expertise, while others were awarded at design competitions. Hey, five of those were even tattooed.
Campaign for Europe Day commissioned by European Liaison Office in Kosovo and Ministry of European Integration. Illustrations by TAK.
In case you wondered, Illyrians were Indo-European tribesmen who appeared in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula about 1000 B.C., a period coinciding with the end of the Bronze Age and beginning of the Iron Age. They were last mentioned in the 7th century AD.
This type was exhibited at TYPE IT - Tenerife, Spain and can be purchased at handmadefont.com.
This identity was awarded 1st prize at the national competition for Kosovo Cinematography Center's new logo. Letters in the acronym (QKK) are in the shape of a movie camera in forward motion.
One of my passions is designing T-shirts. My current project in progress is creating an online forum for displaying my own designs, but also selected ones from potential artistic collaborators. Will let interested parties of when I print some of those for outside purchase.
Video animations for the exhibitions organized by Kosovo's National Gallery. I tried to merge the provocative with the formal, while using simplified retro techniques. Graphic design by Bardhi Haliti, audio by Alush Gashi.
"Good 50x70" Social Project
Exhibited at: Piazza Cordusio e via Dante / Milan // Italy
The right of the Migrants to healthcare, independently of their legal status, is a question that concerns the human rights of each individual.
The idea behind the Poster is that i tried to play with the word Denied into Denaid.
This collection of party and concert flyers spans from 2003 and includes only a selection of over a hundred designs for major events and artists. As a clubbing aficionado, it was an honor to design for artists such as Satoshi Tomiie, Guy J, Anja Schneider, Funk D Void, Marc Romboy, F.E.X, Tyrell, Nathan Coles, Danny Howells, Terry Francis, Dj Phantom, Jimmy Van M, Lee Burridge, Lady M, Ian Pooley, Itto, Chloe Harris, Eddie Richards, Dave Mothersole, Luke Fair, Marc Grabber, John Aquaviva, Christian Smith, Cj Kosta, Davide Manalli, Michel De Hey, Dj Aleksij, Gideon Jackson, Dave Mothersole, Miss Jools & Turntables On The Hudson.
Some of the best Kosovo artists (and a few international ones, too) have approached me for designing their respective album covers. From hip hop bands to electronic music outfits, they all had their album appearance customized to beats and tunes. I only wish all of them were really printed on vinyl.
In Memoriam 9/11
A poster commemorating the 10th anniversary of tragic events of 9/11. Used for the public event organized by the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs in front of the National Theater in the capital of Prishtina.
Promotional posters for Kosovo's major clubbing organization. With events spread out across various venues, Zone is a perfect promotion and partying platform for the electronic music enthusiast. I enjoyed Lee Buridge's gig the best so far!
Set of characters i created for no reason at all. They might be the next "world gang" or the "only world survivors". Let's wait and see!
International Graphic Design Exhibition / Syntagma Metro Station / Athens // Greece
This concept visualizes my personal ‘immigrant’ experience by playing with the actual spelling of the word and transcribing it over my immigration records. It aims to show what being an immigrant is in most of the systems: a name on the piece of paper, stamped over by the regulating authorities.
Y Serious? is a Morocco based music label which manages artists and organizes parties in cities such as Marrakech, Vienna, New York, Paris, Belgrade, etc. Besides being the designer in charge of label's brand, I VJ at their parties every ones in a while.
These guys are my friends and they run a cool, alternative Prishtina-based radio station. I designed their full identity, while posters and TVC on display were promo materials for the Freedom Music Festival they organized for a few years.
A fully developed identity for a local music festival, featuring artists such as Eve, Unikatil, etc. I tried to approach it with a hip and recognizable look, building the main character with letters from the festival's name (POWOW). The main event (Unikatil's concert) attracted a crowd of 22,000 to the Prishtina Stadium.
My take on the identity of one of Kosovo's leading management companies. Simplicity comes in all shapes and sizes.
Promotional posters for world renown artists such as Manu Chao, Nouvelle Vague, Busta Rhymes, etc. Full of color, full of flare!
Motech Records is a techno record label based in Detroit and operated by producer / DJ Franki Juncaj commonly known as DJ 3000. Besides its identity, I also designed the cover of his album "Blood and Honey", produced primarily for Japanese market.
The earliest sex manual was found in China, more than 5,000 years ago. The book written during the reign of the legendary Huang-Ti or The Yellow Emperor, dwells on sex issues which were treated in the West more than 2,000 years later.
Sexhibition was an honest attempt to initiate this particular debate in Kosovo; these are my three entries to this exhibition.
A set of posters for the 'Retro 77' series, my personal design twist with a definite concept still in development. I will be adding new designs as mood strikes me, so stay put.