Knight of the Adriatic
A Knight resting before the great battle..


the idea was to create my vision of a little seahorse, in my opinion one of the most beautiful animals living in the Adriatic sea.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

I chose the seahorse (Hippocampus), because I'm fascinated by it's appearance and the way it moves.. Also, the interesting thing about seahorses is that males carry the babies, not females.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

It lives in warm waters throughout the world, few species can also be found in the Adriatic.

What story does your design tell?

It tells the story of one elegant creature, seahorse, knight of the Adriatic sea, resting in his home, waiting for the battle to begin. He has a big mission, to set free all the gold fishes that humans took in order to make their wishes come true..

What style did you choose for your design and why?

The appearance of seahorses allways reminds me on filigree jewelry, very delicate and full of beautiful details. I tried to achieve that. I mixed that aesthetic with an aesthetic of old cartoons such as "The little Mermaid".

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I'm Croatian nad the Knight is Croatian.

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I'm Hana, product designer from Croatia. I work as shoe designer, but also love to escape to different projects from time to time such as designing interiors, furniture and graphics.

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