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, a font rental platform. He collaborates with the choreographer Lukas Timulak on creation of modern dance performances, and together they started, 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 30

Heavy-weight Typotheque tote bag for your book, made of 100% organic cotton canvas, sustainably sourced and locally silk-screened.
Heavy-weight Typotheque tote bag for your book, made of 100% organic cotton canvas, sustainably sourced and locally silk-screened.
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.

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 61

A book review of Theory of Type Design by internationally renowned type designer Gerard Unger, where he is delving into cultural, historical and social roots of type design and typography.
Reviews · 1 June 2021 · English · 878 words
Type design must consider not only the shape of the letters, but also the white space around them, which is essential for the ease of reading.
Essays · 25 May 2021 · English · 2010 words
A distração das mídias sociais pode levar a gritos de “deixe-me continuar com meu trabalho”. Para designers, não há fim na demanda para se estar fisicamente e digitalmente ‘na vitrine’. Porém, e se esse não for o seu modo de ser, ou se não foi esse o motivo que o levou a projetar? Para além de curtidas, seguidores, networking e conexões, para muitos a questão fundamental é: até que ponto o reconhecimento público é uma medida de sucesso?
Essays · 15 May 2021 · Portuguese · 1912 words
Um ensaio sobre a história e definição de famílias tipográficas, parâmetros para o design de tipos, e as possibilidades para criação de sistemas tipográficos ainda maiores hoje.
Essays · 15 May 2021 · Portuguese · 2990 words
The distraction of social media can lead to screams of ‘let me just get on with my work.’ For designers, the demand to be physically and digitally ‘out there’ is endless. But what if that is not how you are, or why you even wanted to design? Beyond the likes, followers, networking and connecting, for many people the fundamental issue is: to what extent is public recognition a measure of success?
Essays · 19 April 2021 · English · 1764 words