Peter Biľak works in the field of editorial, graphic, and type design. In 1999 he started Typotheque type foundry, in 2000, together with Stuart Bailey he co-founded art & design journal Dot Dot Dot, in 2012 he started Works That Work, a magazine of unexpected creativity, in 2015 together with Andrej Krátky he co-founded Fontstand.com, a font rental platform. He collaborates with the choreographer Lukas Timulak on creation of modern dance performances, and together they started Make-Move-Think.org, a foundation for interdisciplinary artistic collaborations. Peter is teaching at the Type & Media, postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. Member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).

Books 28

The Q project includes three physical drafting stencils with the basic shapes needed to construct the capital letters of the Latin alphabet in various styles.
This book was published on the occasion of the opening of Typotheque’s solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag.
Transparency is a study on design and language, Peter Bilak’s MA thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava (1997), designed, written and edited by the author.
A limited edition full set of Works That Work magazine, in a specially made slipcase.
Final issue of Works That Work magazine. This issue presents a vision of design that we believe in, design as a process that leads to permanent betterment of life and where everyone involved benefits.

Posters 1

Plan your future or just contemplate the beautiful pattern of numbers. This oversized A0 poster presents all the days of the 21st century, with weekends clearly marked in magenta.

Articles 56

In the world driven by utility and performance, is there a room for open-ended typographic play system, that allows to discover something that was not entirely planned, something that the system hoped to allow, but could not guarantee?
Typeface stories · 22 June 2020 · English · 1112 words
In less than three decades, web typography has caught up to and even surpassed print typography. A brief look into how we got to where we are today.
Essays · 22 October 2019 · English · 1450 words
The five centuries that followed Gutenberg and his moveable typefaces defined the possibilities of Roman serif type. The current possibilities of sans typefaces were defined over the course of the 20th century. Notes about types that inspired the Ping typeface.
Essays · 11 March 2019 · English · 955 words
It is not very often that I come across type that is so unusual, so strikingly different that I can’t place it. Hansje van Halem’s Wind is one of those rare examples, so I asked her if we could publish it
Typeface stories · 8 December 2017 · English
An article on the process of designing typefaces for the language other than your own — challenges of looking at unfamiliar patterns, letters, and their cultural significances.
Essays · 5 October 2017 · English · 1920 words