alexandra nikolova
communication designer and content strategist
Colours of... Northern Lands

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Colours of... Northern Lands

Colours of... Northern Lands

I did a little experiment that will most probably turn into a series of creations… I had an amazing Northern trip starting from France, going through Canada and Iceland and ended in the Netherlands. I took tons of photos but I am now excited about the colours of those super different lands: I am picking a little colour palette of several favourite places and will turn them into a world of my creation.

First on the left

This is my first: the place where Björk doesn’t live, an Icelandic church just next to Reykjavik. These are the colours of that moment and place and the new setting. The one day with blue sky in Iceland we had. The white night. The water everywhere. The crazy mountains that are no mountains but some weird fusion of ex-shore, rock and lava after-math. Yup. That’s what I came up with.

In the middle

Here we go again with Iceland… It seems I am addicted, but I really wanted to make this one: it is a fusion of the colours of my favourite spot there so far (the Black beach) and one of the symbols of Reykjavik - Hallgrímskirkja (that very odd church that you can see from anywhere and helps you navigate without Google maps). I placed that expressionist architectural creature into another fictional world, taking only the colours from the photo from the Black beach. Why so? Maybe you didn’t know, but if you give a closer look to the church, you will see that the top is designed the same way as the famous tectonic square rocks that are on the Black beach. That is one of the connections… Another one is… my imagination.

On the right

My second world was inspired by a little place called Collonges-la-Rouge, located in Corrèze, France. It is famous with the red stone that is used on everything: buildings, roads… I saw it in Spring, so in Spring is the very red Universe I created with its colours. Oh, yeah, in Spring we trust!

It is such a wonderful reminder of a lovely walk and digital-nomadish working afternoon I had with my girls Kika, Anne & Isabel.

June+ 2018.

Animals in straight lines

Animals in straight lines

Here are few experiments with geometric art - several animals created in straight lines in contrast with very round environment. 

2018.

Alternate Worlds

Alternate Worlds

A series of experiments with digital drawing, flat art, colours and shapes. Name is inspired by the wonderful song of Son Lux ;-)

2018.

Men can... too

Men can... too

Can you imagine someone telling you that you cannot do what you are born to do? Because you are a woman, a gay or something else that they do not understand and their cultural and political background claims as not acceptable.

In 2018 I cannot. I am terrified by the thought of how many, many, many people in history were murdered, forced, being “healed”, imprisoned because of how they are born. I am even more terrified about the fact it is still happening in 2018, after all the history and knowledge we have… Why humans tend to be so stupid?

I started a little series of posters like these 3 — beautiful, amazing, talented humans who gave their lives for what they love. They achieved greatness without fitting some stupid models — they are not white, they are intelligent and talented. I am sure they would also use irony and black humor to mock the ignorance of the crowds. Do you know the stories of FridaFarrokh and Neerja? No? Read them, they are truly inspiring!

Artworks were inspired by Polish artist Jan Bajtlik.

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See them big here (download if you wish, just give credits).

Bar FlipFlop at 5 - creative concept

Bar FlipFlop at 5 - creative concept

For the bar's fifth birthday, I made portraits of the team members and we put the notorious "five-pointed star" in the middle. 

2018.

Flat Earth Society

Flat Earth Society

After seeing tons of funny articles and memes about the supporters of the "theory" that the Earth is flat after all, I was inspired to do this little series of "Flat Earth Society" with these creatures who truly support the idea. 

2017.

Faces.

Faces.

Back in 2016-2017 I did a series of faces in this abstract, sometimes a bit creepy style. Here are two of them - She and Sofia as a person. The second is a personification of my home city - Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, done for Marija Biljan's project "City as a person"

2016, 2017.