Żywieckie Suwakowanie

Identity for an annual low-brass festival in Poland where trombonists and tubists from around the world gather to make new music.

The name, in Polish, combines the sliding of a trombone with Żywiec, the name of the city where it’s held. The identity takes the same cue, extending the wordmark like the sliding of a trombone.

The system applies the same logic to layout, allowing for a range of iterations and degrees of expression.

Zs brochure

The typeface, Di Grotesk, is designed by Polish type foundry, Three Dots Type.

Zs ooh
Zs flag
Zs ooh 03


  • Studio
  • Role
    Design, motion
  • Creative direction, design
    Hamish Smyth