Czech and Slovak Republics


The Czech and Slovak Republics are Central European countries which existed as Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1992.

Books 2

This publication presents work of Czech and Slovak designers focused on the process of creating innovative typographic solutions
This lavishly illustrated book presents the most coherent overview of Sutnar’s work to date. With essays by Steven Heller and Paul Makovsky.

Articles 10

Uni Grotesk is a modern adaptation of the ubiquitous but awkward Universal Grotesk, a typeface that dominated communist Czechoslovakia.
Typeface stories · 7 March 2016 · English · 1550 words
The Nara typeface was completed more than 20 years after the initial design. This is the story of the search for gaps in type classification.
Typeface stories · 14 September 2011 · English · 1665 words
A real-life situation that forced a type designer to evaluate his profession. One small typographic detail (an incorrect version of the diacritic over the letter L) caused troubles with the authorities. With a happy end.
Essays · 25 September 2010 · English · 1466 words
Essays · 11 April 2007 · Korean · 1501 words
Dieser Artikel basiert zum Teil auf meiner Forschung für die Ausstellung über das tschechische und slowakische Schriftdesign mit Schwerpunkt auf der Entwicklung der Typografie in den letzten zwanzig Jahren, die ich zusammen mit Alan Záruba 2004-2006 kuratierte. Die Ausstellung mit dem Titel 'Experiment And Typography' wurde erstmals 2004 an der International Biennale of Graphic Design in Brno gezeigt und zog später weiter nach Prag, Den Haag, Bratislava, Cieszyn, Ljubljana, Warschau und Budapest.
Essays · 28 November 2006 · German · 3875 words

Blogs 6

Nara Sans is an energetic sans serif version of Typotheque’s Nara family, echoing the original concept of dynamic, upright cursives and slanted italics.
11 April 2017
‘Good idea, Slovakia!’, a logo and slogan presenting Slovakia abroad was officially introduced presentation on April 2016.
9 May 2016
The fascinating history of visual culture in Slovakia between the wars is presented in the book Modernity of Tradition.
2 April 2012
Bookshelf in Literarny Klub in a shape of letter 'k' from Greta Text.
20 July 2009
Nara explores gaps in traditional type classification. It exhibits characteristics of humanist typefaces, such as an oblique axis of contrast between the thick and thin strokes, but also characteristics of modern typefaces.
1 June 2009

Authors 8

Martin Jenča is a founder of Milk Studio based in Bratislava and Vienna, curator and co-Founder of By Design conference and publisher of Backstage Tal...
Ľubomír Longauer is a Slovak graphic designer, teacher, author and researcher. He has designed hundreds of book covers, and for the past decade...
Andrej Krátky was born in Czechoslovakia, studied in Prague (now Czech republic) and USA. After starting his career as a graphic designer he co...
Ondrej Jób (1984) was born in Czechoslovakia, studied in Slovakia, Denmark and The Netherlands at TypeMedia master course at Royal Academy of ...
Before getting his M.A. at the LCP, London, Alan Záruba studied architecture in Prague. He now runs his Prague-based studio Alba, organizes Gra...