Kiki's Cocoa: Halloween Edition

My most recent project took me into a new, unknown and unexpected territory. There was no motion design, no vfx, no gaming or interactivity involved. Just some machining and a whole lot of power tools.

I was invited to participate in the collaboration with Kiki’s Cocoa and ChiChiLand, to create a set of 27 exclusive chocolate sets accompanied by a block-printed bandana. Using official “agency terms” I guess I served as a technical director and craftsman. To put it simply – I used a combination of vector illustration, laser etching and wood shop tools to produce linoleum stamps based on the original designs by my Chi Michalski.

To avoid too much reposting, I invite you to visit see the finished Kiki’s Cocoa: Halloween Edition as well as an extensive behind-the-scenes making of this project.

If you are still on my site, here are some photos from the project (more in the links above).

Laser Cutting


Cut, cleaned and dried








The product


Concept, design and prints: Çiğdem Michalski (ChiChiLand)
Cholcolates and packaging: Kirsten Ritschel (Kiki’s Cocoa)
Blocks crafted by: Quba Michalski
Crafting assistance: Bryan Turbett
Model: Mycho Cocoa