Nikiszowiec is a historical district in Katowice (Poland). Initially it was coal miners' settlement of Giesche mine built on the land of Gieschewald manor (Giszowiec) between 1908–1918 on the mining – metallurgical concern initiative. The remnants of the original workers' housing estate familoks (specialized multi-family residences) comprise one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.
We had a great opportunity to design a wayfinding system for a walking route in this place. Our role was to fit in the mood of the buildings. They were all built using brick (now in the brownish tone). And what’s characteristic – every inhabitant painted its window bay with bright red colour. That’s why we have chosen narrow range of colours: red, brown and white.
Each point on a walking route have received its unique pictogram. They make the sights more recognizable and give a pleasent look to all information carriers.