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  • 27 January 2014

    60 years ago, Poland and India established diplomatic relations. Even before any formal agreements were signed, the contacts between the countries had always been close and friendly, guided by the principles of understanding and international co-operation.

    Throughout the history, the bounds between Poland and India have always been strong: Polish scholars started their studies of the Indian language and literature already in the 16th century, the famous Polish painter Stefan Norblin was commissioned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur to decorate the interiors of the Umaid Bhavan Palace and India provided great help to Poland during the Second World War. All that considered, it is hardly surprising that in the last two centuries the countries have developed excellent political relations and economic ties.


    The year 2014 will mark a very special celebration of the 60th anniversary of Polish and Indian diplomatic relations which may be called the Community of Values.



    For this occasion the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (MFA), the Embassy of the Republic of India in Warsaw and the Association of Polish Graphic Designers (APGD) organized an international logo contest.


    The first prize in the contest went to Ortografika Studio. The winning design is based on a simple typography, comprising of colours and symbols from the national flags.







    More than 120 participants took part in the contest. The submitted designs were evaluated by the following members of the judges’ panel:

    §  Prof. Lech Majewski – chairman of the judges’ panel, a graphic designer, honorary member of the APGD, lecturer of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

    §  Piotr Paszkowski, Director of Political Cabinet, MFA

    §  Joanna Stachyra, Director of Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, MFA

    §  HE Monika Kapil Mohta, Ambassador of India to Poland

    §  G. R. Meena, First SecretaryEmbassy of India in Warsaw

    §  Sudhir John Horo – a graphic designer with IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt. Ltd, India





    The judges appraised the synthetic form, legibility and ingenuity of the winning logo’s positive message. The logo’s designer Marcin Dąbrowski, Ortografika studio, said: 


    The plus sign strengthens the message and represents the sum of the values and skills obtained from the bilateral co-operation. Colours of acronyms emphasize the positive nature of the commercial and cultural relations.


    The winner will receive a prize of PLN 14,000. The logo will soon be displayed on all official anniversary materials.


    In the contest’s finale, the judges also commended the entries made by Ishan Khosli and Piotrek BDSN Okrasa.


    To find more about the contest, go to

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