Speaker: Filip Blažek
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Where is my home?
Where is my home is a first verse of the Czech national anthem and the name of a book about the anthem, a recent project of Designiq studio for the Czech government and three partner institutions. The book cover is made out of real glass, which makes it an unique object. The talk will put the book in the context of visual presentation of the Czech Republic as a little contribution to an ongoing discussion about the identity of European countries, regions and cities.
Designiq, graphic design studio of Filip Blažek was founded in 1997, and in 2003, its name has been changed to Designiq. Its focuses on two main fields of work—on creation of logotypes and corporate identity, and on promotion of bodies focusing on cultural work. The studio consists of three designers and two production managers.
Filip Blažek (1974) works as a full-time graphic designer since 1993. In 2000, he graduated from the Faculty of Arts at the Charles University in Prague. Apart from being a designer, he is a co-author of Praktická typografie (Typography in practice), ComputerPress, 2000, 2004. He regularly contributes to professional periodicals in the field of graphic design. He is a founder and a member of the editorial office of TYPO magazine, which focuses on typography, graphic design and visual communication. He is an owner of the Typo.cz server, dedicated to Czech and international graphic design. Since 1999, he lectures on type and corporate identity. He is the Czech deputy of the international organisation ATypI.