- About Zgraf
Friday, 13 January, don’t miss a unique chance to have a chat at Lauba, 8pm to 9pm, with all generations of experts hailing from different fields of graphic design and visual communications.
The PERSONAL EXPERT format is meant as a parallel series of encounters between guest designers/theoreticians and curious audience members, a chance to learn all they want and ask whatever interests them in a one-hour conversation. There is a short biography of every guest with a focus subject matter, based on which you can choose the person you would like to share a thought or two with on design. Eduzgraf Personal experts are: Bruketa & Žinić, Damir Gamulin, Dejan Kršić, Kuna zlatica (Ana Kunej), Oaza (Ivana Borovnjak, Tina Ivezić), Peng Peng (Martin Geel i Klaus Fromherz), Radovan Jenko, Rick Poynor, This Town Needs Posters (Hrvoje Spudić and Sven Sorić).
EDUZGRAF PERSONAL EXPERTS are:
Bruketa & Žinić: On Friday 13th the Design Duo Reveals Their Biggest Fears
Davor Bruketa and Nikola Žinić are the co-owners and creative directors at Bruketa&Žinić OM agency, included among the 200 best packaging designers in the world (Lürzer’s Archive, Vienna, 2015). The agency has also won the title of the second most efficient independent agency in the world (Effie Index, Cannes, 2012), the best small international agency (Advertising Age, Portland, 2013) and one of the 17 leading global independent agencies (Campaign, London, 2014). They have won hundreds of local and international awards for design and advertising, such as D&AD, Red Dot, Art Directors Club New York, Design Week London, Dieline, Graphis and many others, and their work has been featured in publications like Communication Arts, Dezeen, Designboom, Computer Arts and CreativeBloq, I.D., How, Gizmodo, New York Times etc.
foto: Robert Gojević
Damir Gamulin: Design Outside Design
Damir Gamulin graduated with a degree in design from the Zagreb Faculty of Architecture. He works in design and research in different media, technologies and approaches, and in the last couple of years he has become more involved in spatial design. Independently or in different collaborations he has been developing methods of integrated design and editing and interpreting content as an upgrade to the current design activity. After a decade of working on design projects in the field of culture (ZagrebDox, Dance Week Festival, Motovun Fillm Festival, Animafest Zagreb, 26th Youth Salon, 29th Youth Salon, 44th Zagreb Salon etc.) and interior design (Goli±Bosi, Forum Boutique Hostel, Ham Ham, Pleso Airport, Labin Town Library, Amarin Family Hotel etc.)
Dejan Kršić: What, How and for Whom – Graphic Design for Contemporary Art
Dejan Kršić is one of the founders, graphic editor and later editor-in-chief of the Arkzin biweekly magazine. Since 2000, as a member of the visual culture association Što, kako i za koga / WHW, he took part in many international exhibitions and work of Nova Gallery, as well as designed a large number of catalogues, books, art publications and other graphic materials for contemporary art and design exhibitions. He considers design criticism and historiography one of the building blocks of his design-related activity. Author of the monograph and retrospective exhibition Mirko Ilić (2008) and one of the members of the curatorial team at Socialism and Modernity (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2011). Associate professor at the Department of Visual Communications Design, Art Academy, Split.
foto: Robert Gojević
Kuna zlatica, Ana Kunej: Pine Marten, a Bloodthirsty and Voracious Beast or a Useful Animal?
Ana Kunej and Zlatka Salopek are the two halves of the Kuna zlatica design duo. Their paths crossed at the university course of design and after graduation, in 2006, they founded their own design studio. In the past ten years they worked on a number of projects, covering all aspects, from design and illustration, to photography. Their associates mainly stem from culture, education and civil sector, such as The Blind Theatre, University of Zagreb, Centre for Peace Studies, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Hulahop and many others. They live and work on PCs, and are new Moms.
Oaza, Ivana Borovnjak, Tina Ivezić: Collective Setup Design and Exhibition Work
The Oaza collective was born spontaneously in 2013 after a number of collaborations between six authors – Nina Bačun, Ivana Borovnjak, Roberta Bratović, Tina Ivezić, Maja Kolar and Maša Poljanec. They share a research approach to work and involvement in independent cultural scene projects. They created the visual identity and setup of Zgraf 12, and in the past few years Oaza has been continuously working on two self-initiated projects: Projekt Ilica and S ruke na ruku, as well as other projects including visual communications design, design research, curatorial concepts, object and stage design, often in expanded interdisciplinary teams (including, Dizajnerice: Kontekst, produkcija i utjecaji; In a Nutshell–Contemporary Croatian Design (co-author: Andro Giunio); Design Tourism platform and exhibitions: Croatian Holiday, Hungry Designers, DT Expo; Nanotourism – as part of the interdisciplinary team for BIO 50, Ljubljana).
The focus of their Personal Expert is experience of design work on these exhibitions as well as working in a design collective.
Peng-Peng, Martin Geel and Klaus Fromherz: Designing in pair
Peng Peng are Klaus Fromherz (1976) graduated in graphic design in Luzern and Leipzig, and Martin Geel (1979) graduated illustration in Luzern. Studio Peng Peng won the Grand Prix at Zgraf 11 with the work Werkbeiträge / Radne potpore, made in association with Gelinda Paganini, and exhibition on Zgraf 12 will be their first solo presentation in Croatia. Their studio, ever since they first began collaborating, has focused on the design of all forms of printed materials – posters, postcards, brochures, books – and on making videos, films and animations for installations and exhibitions.
Radovan Jenko: Research in graphic design and illustration
Radovan Jenko is graphic designer, illustrator and professor. In 1981 he graduated in Poster Art under prof. Henryk Tomaszewski and Painting under prof. Teresa Pagowska in Warsaw. From 1981-86 he was art director and designer at Aero Design studio, and then in 1986 started as an independent designer in his own workshop, where he did work for various cultural institutions and economic companies in Slovenia. In 1991 he began teaching Visual Communication at the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts and Design; where he recently worked as professor for Visual Communication and Illustration.In 2003, Jenko helped co-found the Brumen Foundation, an institution for promoting visual communications, which organises the Biennial of Slovene Visual Communication. As part of the foundation, for their 4th Biennial in 2009, Jenko established and became the artistic director of the International Poster Festival Ljubljana. Jenko has won several awards, including the Slovene National Award for Design, a silver medal at Art Directors Club New York, a Silver Award at Toyama Poster Triennial, 1st Award at the International Exhibition of Graphic Design and Visual communications ZGRAF, 1st Award at the Triennial of Eco Poster Kharkov; and from 2005-2013 he was awarded 6 Brumen Awards at the Biennials of Slovene Visual Communications. He is a member of the AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Rick Poynor: Social reruns
Rick Poynor is a British writer, lecturer and curator, and Professor of Design and Visual Culture at the University of Reading. He was the founding editor of Eye magazine in London and a co-founder of the Design Observer website. His column for the American magazine Print has been running since 2000 and his essays and reviews have appeared in Blueprint, Creative Review, Icon, Frieze, Etapes, and many other publications. Poynor’s books include Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (2001), No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism (2003), Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (2008) and Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages (2014).
This Town Needs Posters, Hrvoje Spudić and Sven Sorić: Posters Against Architecture
This Town Needs Posters is a duo of runaway architects who focus on analogue design and print methods. The accent in their work is on experimental materials, processes and technique. They take all of their disadvantages and lacks in craftsmanship as design elements. They design for independent culture, music and experimental film scene. Winners of two international awards, they take part in solo and group exhibitions and host workshops and lectures.
To apply for a conversation, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (including your first and last name and the name of the designer(s) you wish to chat with), with PERSONAL EXPERT in the email subject.
Applications close on 10 January 2017.
The number of seats is limited to not more than four visitors per guest expert.