I am a creative being who is not limited by people, time, or space. I am not defined by my results, but by my mindset and creative process. I am a human being. The work of a graphic designer is a creative activity that is not limited by working hours, location, or people, but solely by our creative mind. I work wherever I feel comfortable and at ease. My comfort zone is also associated with a blanket that I always cover myself with because I often feel cold after about half an hour of work. The only thing that bothers me about blankets is that they only cover one part of the body and limit the use of hands. At the same time, when I need to go for delivered food or to the grocery store on the corner of the block, I have no choice but to endure the cold change of clothes and an unpleasant journey. That's why a blanket with holes was created, allowing a person to work comfortably without struggling with falling ends and exposed shoulders. When getting up and walking to the kitchen, the person can tie a lace located in the upper part of the blanket to ensure it doesn't fall off. For longer movements, I have created a strap that secures the edges so that they are not dragged on the ground. At that moment, the blanket becomes a wearable blanket-coat that can be taken anywhere one feels comfortable, without the need to drag the blanket, for example, for a picnic or stretching. The ritual use of the blanket during work is reflected in the graphic design of the blanket. The design consists of two positions. The first is the position of the koan: Follow its rule by breaking it, which reminds us of our constant development and the desire to become better every day. The second position, 24/7/365, is an open statement that we cannot resist our constant passion for observing visuals, signs, illustrations, book forms, and general creativity. Between these statements, there is a blend of symbolic things that we should not forget while working.
Technical and material solution of the blanket: knit fabric, acrylic, cotton. Production credit of the blanket: Ing. Alena Frydrychová: Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Textile, Department of Design; Kateřina Režná. Photography credit - Cheila Barreto. Model credits - Natálie Švehlová, Petr Mathauser.