Read about the history of this detail. We put a lot of energy into it. First, the Kosynier logo was created. We worked on it for a very long time. Of course, we wanted to reflect the feel of the name itself – “Kosynier” (the historical Polish term for “scythe-bearer” or “scytheman”). There had to be a reference to the letter “K” and to the blade of a scythe. This is why you’ll notice that the lines of the dominant letter “K” in the logo resemble those of the blade of a scythe or a sword. The colours, on the other hand, are meant to reflect exclusivity. Why? Because we want to make vehicles of the highest quality. The font used is meant to suggest the retro, vintage style already in the name.
We produce bicycles from 100 years ago, and we decided that the font should allude to the beautiful 1920s in Poland, when the design and typography were gorgeous. The logo had to be available in both horizontal and vertical orientations. It had to look good on the tank as well as in every bicycle’s most prominent place, that is, on the head tube. In the logo, we also included the message that defines us forever. We’re not interested in mass production or sales of 1,000 units per month. The “handmade” motto is the quintessence of the Kosynier workshop. Our vehicles will always be made by hand. Always… So, to emphasize this idea of ours and to make a declaration, the word “handmade” was put right there.
After many weeks of working with a graphic designer, the logo finally came into being! Next, it was time for the badge. We knew that this detail had to be extremely well crafted – it’s like a diamond on Scarlett Johansson’s décolletage. Designing it, and then searching for a craftsman, for the materials, preparing the prototype, refining and selecting again… for example, the magnetic tape, because we didn’t like the old one… it all took us many months. Okay, well, everything took over a year… mostly the finding of the technology to make it.
We’re giving you a detail that we think is beautiful, that we put a lot of heart into, and that’s just as important to us as your last name, national emblem, or flag of your homeland are to you. Yes, we’re very emotional about this detail.