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Psikusy

The “PSIKUSY. Remix your dog” is a picture book showcasing how mixed breed dogs arise. Activities focus on dog personalities, shapes and colours, and the process of development that only nature can create.The publication contains 40 cards of purebred dog breeds, designed for cutting and making collages. Using the cut muzzles, paws, bellies, tails, shags, and patches  it is possible to create various “hybrids” of the dog world. Numerous of shapes as well as graphic and painting techniques gives an infinite number of dog variations. Portrait of dog can be framed and put on the wall next to family photos and used to create an animation. The interactive packaging is also a puzzle that allows to create a dog face with ears and a tongue. The book is dedicated to children and adults, with the idea to promote mixed-breed dogs and mongrels.

The concept and graphic design is created by Pani Jurek and Małgorzata Gurowska. Dorota Masłowska contributed a witty statement in praise of mongrelism and diversity. Dog breeds are portrayed by distinguished Polish illustrators:  Jacek Ambrożewski, Małgorzata Gurowska, Marta Ignerska, Pani Jurek, Edyta Ołdak, Paulina Pankiewicz, Maria Strzelecka, and seven-year-old Wandzia Hermanowicz. The book is bilingual and available in both English and Polish.

"A good, beautiful, and wise book. PSIKUSY teaches kids that every dog is beautiful and wonderful. It is also a book about diversity, apotheosis of muttiness, also in a human context. It can be used in order to get the children accustomed to the fact that the society is a place for everyone and for all: white, brown, rainbow, .... We are all mutts." Agata Szydłowska, design critic, curator