A copy of the “OKO” vase, crafted by Malwina Konopacka, was typographically altered by Honza Zamojski using Rubin Sansand auctioned off during the “Spragnieni Piękna” charity event hosted by DESA Unicum in 2018.
OKO is a limited series of ceramic vases by Malwina Konopacka, designed in the style of Polish industrial design from the 1950s and 1960s. The title feature, an eye, appears on each of them in the form of visually emphasized circular indentations.
Inspired by the “OKO” vase, Honza Zamojski composed a short poem. Did he write it? It would be more accurate to say he “composed” it, as the words of the poem were integrated like purely visual elements into the shape of the vase. In this treatment of text, one can discern the tradition of a calligram, a form that was perfected by the surrealist and leading figure of poetic avant-garde, Guillaume Apollinaire.
Rubin Sanshas been developed throughout the works of Polish artist Honza Zamojski over several years: in drawings, murals, sculptures and art books. Initially, Honza’s letters had an important feature – they had to be easy to draw with a ruler and draftsman curve. Individual letters and pictograms were created for subsequent artistic projects, while their shapes and proportions evolved during the digitization of the font. Rubin Sans was released with Threedotstype in 2022.