Marek Wysoczyński, an initiator of this very unique project has asked us to prepare an identity for his one in a kind collection of 'smiles & autographs'. He believes that this simple act can have a major positive impact on our everyday life. His enthusiasm seems to be shared by many celebrities such as: Pedro Almodovar, Michael Jackson, Liza Minelli, Andrzej Wajda and Lech Wałęsa who supported this cause by dedicating their 'smiles & autographs'.
Our major goal was to show the essence of Marek's initiative in the simpliest possible way. We hoped to find a solution that would show the whole idea behind that simple emotion in a single emblem, however we knew that drawing nothing but a smile was not an option even if the whole project seems to be strictly based on it. Although it's not apparent at first, the concept of a helping hand follows, unravelling Marek's true intentions - behind a simple muscle contraction lies a deeper meaning, a desire to help one another, a desire to lend a helping hand.
We combined these two ideas into one - a helping hand, carrying and passing the smile on. Aforementioned result served as a basis to create a minimalist and simple emblem which allows others to easily comprehend the whole concept without any unnecessary and misleading elements. Additionally, logo composition was prepared in a way allowing one to isolate a sign with a 'smile word' from the whole logo, which stands alone as a simplified logo version. However, the emblem alone is concise enough to be used without typography.
Why do you desire to join SGIBuddhism.org? Pls answer fully. DO NOT leave blank
I hope to meet creative, good people :)
What are your expectations from joining this site?
Marek it looks to me like you are on this site looking for networking opportunities. We in the SGI have very strict rules about networking among our membership, it's very simple: NO solicition is allowed. That is to protect our members as well as our organization from self-serving tendencies. Please make sure you understand you have everything to gain from respecting this rule even if it seems contrary to business logic. Thank you.
Hello, Marek. Did you use to practice Buddhism or starting up again? And how did you hear about SGI? Please read the Notes section where we have certain rules about photography on this site and about respecting privacy and potential copyrights that members' photographs should NOT be used without permission. best, Dan