About me

In a nutshell, a logistician with a degree in graphic design from the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts. Ever since I can remember I have been doodling, drawing situations, motifs, and letters, and today I design most happily for the music industry. When I step away from the computer – I do Japanese calligraphy, printmaking, and drawing, often transforming them into large formats (I convert centimeters into meters).

I like to combine my love of travel with the development of my skills. As a result, I completed a course in picture book illustration in London, worked on a collective book called “An Empty Place at the Table” in Lublin, and to this day continue to take classes and exams at Shodō – the Japanese calligraphy school 書道 in Kamakura.

There was a little bit going on / Selected events

08/ 2022 – Achieved 2nd Dan master level in Japanese Shodō 書道 calligraphy .

07/ 2022 -Jaga Hupało’s exhibition “Persistence” – part of the Góry Literatury festival / Ludwikowice Gallery. Part of the event was a live act featuring Jaga Hupało, Natalia Przybysz, and myself.

06/ 2022 – Participation in the exhibition of the 4th Bonsai Festival, Polish Bonsai Association / Arboretum Wojsławice.

05/ 2022 – Participation in the exhibition “Involved-(in)-Involvement”. , or 28. Exhibition of Wrocław Applied Graphics /SWPS University.

05/ 2022 – Participation in the exhibition as part of the Sakura Festival,organized by Studio Kokyu and the Grotowski Institute / Piekarnia Wrocław

04/ 2022 – Collaboration with the association “For the Earth” in the creation of a universal T-shirt cut for the association’s projects and Oubaitori / 桜梅桃李 graphic design for the Rzeczy Drugie project. Proceeds from the project are earmarked for the refugee fund.

02/2022 – Nominated for Graphic Design of the Year at Cover awArts 2021 organized by Decybele Design for the designof the vinyl titled “FYI” by Amar (the one from Bitamina).

12/2021 – Illustrations for “Sleeping Tales” by Mark Niwald and Marta Niwald. All proceeds from sales from the books were donated to the WOŚP. Project coordination: Joanna Concejo.

1 1/2021 – “Fuji Supermatism” Author’s happening (exhibition of works and ceramics created with Velvet Craft ) I Galeria u Agatki | Wroclaw.

10/2021 – The premiere of “nameless boy”- a book by Ania K. Maciejowska, which I wrapped with binding and illustrations. Agora Cultural Center / Wroclaw. 07 / 2021 – Creating the first calligraphy mural 致団結 – together we will be stronger”. Galeria pod Trasą | Szczecin.

10/2020 – Natalia Przyszysz receives a Fryderyk Award for her album “How to Paint a Fire,” for which I designed the song symbols, autograph stencil and merch.

04/2020 – Honorable mention in the national graphic design competition for the alternative cover of the album “Śpiewnik domowy” by the Łona and Webber lineup.

11 /2018 – Honorable mention in the national graphic design competition and group exhibition “Po co Wolność ?” for the poster titled:” The Road”

10/2018 – Author’s meeting related to the book “I.Japan / 私と日本” and exhibition of original works from the art residency / Saruya / Fujiyoshida, Japan.

08/2018 – Solo exhibition and premiere of author’s book “I.Japan / #h EZ”. Agora Cultural Center / Wroclaw.

07/201 7 – “Themerson Street 3” group exhibition and publication of the work “There will be no hole in the sky even if you go backwards” in the post-competition book “Themerson Street 3” / Plock.

06/2017 – Nihon No Nami Festival / solo exhibition. Impart / Wroclaw. 03/2017 – Ratata Festival / group exhibition. Macerata / Italy.

12/2016 – Launch of the book “An Empty Place at the Table” and author meeting. House of Words / Lublin.

04/2016 – Individual exhibition “Mauko in the forest.” Kolektyf Gallery / Wroclaw. 10/2015 – Group exhibition “Cosmos”. Edith Stein House / Wroclaw.

04/2014 – First solo exhibition “Step 1”. Cafe Pestka / Wroclaw.

See you there.

Mauko ^_^