Designer of the week - 22/09/2012

Karol Banach    |    http://karolbanach.com

Karol is an illustrator based in Torun, Poland. As a kid he loved playing with LEGO and drawing cars. Currently he’s on the fourth year of Graphics Design at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. He comes from a small town where no one understood his drawings, so he had to run away. 

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FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014 Dream Team

Best Outside SpikerRicardo Lucarelli (BRA)
Second Best Outside SpikerMurilo Endres (BRA)
Best Middle Blocker -  Karol Klos (POL)
Second best Middle BlockerMarcus Bohme (GER)
Best Libero - Jenia Grebennikov (FRA)
Best SetterLukas Kampa (GER)
Best OppositeMariusz Wlazly (POL)
Most Valuable PlayerMariusz Wlazly (POL)

Rich archaeological finds in Burdąg


Archaeologists discovered nearly 100 cremation graves on the surface of just 100 square meters. during excavations in Burdąg (Warmia and Mazury) - told PAP Dr. Mirosław Rudnicki from the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Łódź.

The large number of finds surprised the scientists. They included bronze and silver ornaments, costume pieces, such as fibulas, pendants, rings, beads, buckles and belt fittings. The largest group of objects, as in the case of most archaeological sites in Poland, were ceramics. Archaeologists discovered numerous vessels in various states of preservation, including many very elaborately ornamented vessels, which, according to Dr. Rudnicki, distinguishes them from the products of the surrounding cultures in this period, both Slavic and Baltic. All items come from the VI-VII century AD. Read more.


Amazing picture from the famous Polish model, Absentia, wearing her Azalea “Primrose & Feathers” by RetroFolie

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skirt and headband by Veil.pl

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Severely wounded Polish insurgents are captured during the final days of the Warsaw Uprising. The Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) fought a fierce and determined battle to liberate Warsaw which lasted 63 days with little outside support and was the largest single military effort taken by any European resistance movement during the war. Following the capitulation of the Poles on 2 October 1944, the Germans began to disarm the Home Army soldiers. They later sent 15,000 of them to POW camps in various parts of Germany; as part of the condition of surrender, they were accorded POW status. Between 5,000 and 6,000 resistance fighters decided to blend into the civilian population hoping to continue the fight later. However, the entire civilian population of Warsaw was expelled from the city and sent to a transit camp Durchgangslager 121 in Pruszków. Out of 350,000 to 550,000 civilians who passed through the camp, 90,000 were sent to labor camps in Germany, 60,000 were shipped to death and concentration camps (including Ravensbrück, Auschwitz and Mauthausen, amongst others), while the rest were transported to various locations in Poland and released. Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. October 1944. Image taken by August Ahrens.