The Sphinx, in the Bucegi Natural Park, Romania
The Sphinx is one of the most visited places in our country and thus worthy of representing it.


This special rock formation is one of the most visited places in our country, attracting tourists from all over the world, being often compared to the egyptian Sphinx and even saying they're linked. The two sides of the pocket knife gave me the opportunity to show both the landmark itself, on the front side, and to hint the legend surrounding it on the back.

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The Sphinx, Bucegi Mountains, Romania

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Our country is full of such beautiful legends, revolving around many special places. The story goes that in the time of Zalmoxis, our pagan god, people would hold gatherings here to send messages to their god. I thought this place would be a great example of the many beautiful places we have in our small country.

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Hi! My name is Ioana Gorcea and I am 27 years old. I live in Bucharest, Romania. I’ve been working here as a designer for more than 7 years. I created this design for Victorinox because I think the Sphinx is one of the most attractive landmarks of our country. The design is minimal and tries to depict that mysterious, captivating feeling surrounding the rocky formation.

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