Papierosy

Maciej Piotr Prus


Release date - 30.11.2023


The more anti-smoking captions and pictures fill up the space of a cigarette packet, the more often I quit smoking. It’s not about the message of heart disease, impotence, and painful death, but about the aesthetics: I can’t stand the lack of respect for graphic design. After all, such a circle on Lucky Strikes is a masterpiece. Or the camel of Camels, the dancer on a pack of Gitanes, the whole Marlboro lettering.

Papierosy is a story that feeds on fire. Episodes, snapshots, and traces of memory carefully pieced together form a personal story, filtered through mass imagination, emigration, and historical breakthroughs. This book, written for over a dozen years – only in periods when the Author was quitting smoking – tells a story straight back from the brink. It brings testimonies of many personal defeats, but one belief too – in freedom, which is like breathing.

Buddaland

Juliusz Strachota


Release date - 27.12.2022


With everyone gaining insight into their past incarnations, the identity that enslaves humanity will disappear. We will bring a whole new order. Black will be white. A man will be a woman. The child will be an old man.

Jacek – a former software tester, jeans retailer and art dealer – discovers that he can contact his previous incarnation thanks to Tibetan meditation. He decides to monetise this skill. However, he soon finds out that he is not the only one who wants to turn reincarnation into a business. After all, the stages of spiritual training can be rewritten into algorithms, resulting in a new technology that enables contact with previous selves. Travelling between Warsaw, Walbrzych, Dharamsala, Otwock and New York, Jacek is seeking traces of the woman he used to be in his past life. However, he realises that he is losing access to his current life. However, he realises that meanwhile, he is losing access to his current life.

Parawany

korbusje


Release date - 24.11.2022


Parawany is a journalistic portrait of one of the most vivid holiday phenomenons to be found on the Polish coast. Is this canvas and stick construction-making a colourful essential or just an absurd habit? For korbusje, the windbreakers are a mass one-day residential development, the architecture of a large sandpit that creates odd urbanism fluttering in the wind. Let’s step into their midst and see what emotions they can evoke as they fill the album space

Na żywo z lombardu

Marek Wolski


Release date - 01.09.2021


Do not expect TV-like stories No bland characters, bad dialogues or gaudy colours. Na żywo z lombardu is a collection of short stories (genre: literary reportage) where all basic human problems, matters, and aspirations meet in one place. Poverty coexists with happiness, love with crime, decency with addiction, and madness with humour. Poverty coexists with happiness, love with crime, decency with addiction, and madness with humour. He does not judge, he is a rather attentive witness empowering the protagonists to speak out. The reader is shown the world full of difficult choices, and complex characters who are likeable even if they are being vulgar, aggressive or dishonest. For adult readers only.