- 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016
Zdeněk Ziegler (1932) graduated in architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He realised his first commissions in graphic design in the late 1950s. In 1963 he made the first of a long series of his film posters – Křik (The Cry). In the following years, he worked with a number of film directors, such as Jaromil Jireš, František Vláčil, Karel Zeman, Karel Kachyňa, Jiří Menzel. His posters won several awards, e.g. Typomundus honourable mention in Montreal, prizes at the International Film Poster Exhibition in Karlovy Vary, the Brno Biennial, the Golden and Bronze Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, a honorary mention in the Hollywood Reporter Annual Key Award competition, a medal at the International Film Poster Competition in Colombo. Besides posters, his artistic work includes hundreds of book designs, editions, catalogues and bibliophiles, a number of exhibition graphic designs, post stamps designs, logotypes and visual identities. He was professor and rector at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1990–2005; and visiting professor at universities in Mainz, Stuttgart, Paris and Istanbul. He obtained a honorary doctor’s degree from Miami University. Since 2006 he has been lecturing in graphic design at the Institute of Art and Design, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, CZ.
Graphic designer, art director and design publicist. He graduated from the Czech Technical University (1989) and London College of Printing (MA, 1999); has lectured at the Prague Academy of Art, Architecture and Design since 2003. Member of Typo Design Club, ATypI (since 2004), ADC (since 2014), Promax BDA (since 2012) and of the Organisation Committee of the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno (2003–2010, since 2015). Since 1996 he focuses on graphic design of books and catalogues, poster design and information systems for exhibitions and congresses, corporate design, interactive, TV and motion design. He writes design essays, curates exhibitions and publishes in his own studio Alba Design Press. After graduation in the United Kingdom he became an intern in the Dutch multidisciplinary studio Total Design Amsterdam (2001–2002). Between 1996–2003 he was editorin-chief of the graphic design magazine Deleatur. Between 2007–2011 he was head designer for visual presentation and visual identity of Czech Television channels ČT24 and ČT4. Since 2012 he occupied the same position within TV Nova, and in 2014 he became creative director of the Nova Group. He holds a number of Awards, as for instance Typo Design Club Award (1998), Prestige Award of the 21st International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno (2004), the award for promoting design from the National Competition for the Best Product of the Year (2005), and the Golden Award for TV Promo and Design at Promax BDA Europe (2016). He participates in international symposia and conferences, as well as in specialist jury proceedings in national and international graphic design competitions.
The Biennial will commence on 17 June 2016 with three days of lectures and presentations by world-renowned designers and design theoreticians.
This symposium will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the leading figures in international graphic design, their work, and their opinions. There will also be space for personal discussion and critical debate. The official languages are Czech and English.
Moderated by Oliver Klimpel Oliver Klimpel is a designer, currently based in Berlin after living and working in London for more than 15 years. He has worked on numerous publishing and identity projects in the UK and abroad, combining design projects and research on visual culture and art. He frequently writes, and lectures internationally. From 2008 to 2015 he had been professor at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) comprehensively re-positioning the System – Design class. Most recently, he was invited by the Taipei Contemporary Art Center to develop a design research project, which seeks to explore and define the idea of a more active and critical identity for arts and cultural institutions. In May he is to undertake a project on narrative structures in Tokyo.
The program is subject to change.