International Exhibition
Small sets, editions, visual identities, long-term collaborations

The International Exhibition, a traditional part of the Brno Biennial, presents a selection of submitted works created over the past four years.

The International Exhibition is focused on graphic design projects in a scope corresponding to small sets – editions, visual identities or long term collaborations – in other words examples of a consistent approach spanning a range of applications, media and techniques. The intention is to present a coherent selection of projects represented in their entirety and by doing so to enable deeper insight into the profession of graphic design. One-off projects and solitary works are not included in the International Exhibition.

A group of designers and design theorists assessed each submitted work on the basis of its originality of approach, aesthetic and functional qualities, and with a special regard given to the project as a whole, while bearing in mind the spatial limitations of the exhibition space.

The international jury comprising of leading figures in graphic design has awarded several prizes, including the Grand Prix of the 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno – The Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Award, the Mayor of the City of Brno Award and Czech Centres Award given to a Czech graphic designer under the age of 35.

The International Exhibition is open to work created between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015. The projects can be submitted electronically starting October 2015. The authors of selected works will mail the artefacts for the exhibition by post.

Conceived by Radim Peško Radim Peško (1976) is a graphic designer based in London. He works in the field of type design, editorial and exhibition projects. In 2010 he has established his RP Digital Type Foundry that specializes on typefaces that are both formally and conceptually distinctive. His work includes identity for Secession Vienna, typefaces for identities of Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Aspen Art Museum, Fridericianum, Berlin Biennale 8, various work for the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Bedford Press London or a long-term collaboration with artist Kateřina Šedá. He has lectured at many schools including Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, ÉCAL Lausanne, HFK Bremen, KISD Cologne, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, Sint-Lucas Ghent, University of Seoul. Since 2011 he is part of the curatorial board of the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno., Tomáš Celizna Tomáš Celizna (1977) is interested in graphic design in connection with new technologies. He is a founding partner of design studio dgú in Prague (2001 to 2005), recipient of J. W. Fulbright Scholarship (2006), and holds MFA in graphic design from Yale University School of Art (2008). He currently lives and works independently in Amsterdam. Collaborations include, among others, OASE Journal for Architecture, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Since 2011 he is a lecturer in graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and a member of the curatorial team of the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno., Adam Macháček Adam Macháček (1980) is a graphic designer. Following studies at the AAAD in Prague, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and ÉCAL in Lausanne, he co-founded in 2004 studio in Lausanne and is a member of 201∞ Designers collective. His work includes publications, exhibition catalogues, illustrations and identities. Collaborations include, among others, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Théâtre de Vevey (seasons 2003–2012), Galerie Rudolfinum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chronicle Books, Editions Pyramyd, Museum of Czech Literature, Brno House of Arts, California College of the Arts, Airbnb. For Brno Biennial he initiated and organized exhibitions Work from Switzerland (2004) and From Mars (2006, together with Radim Peško). Since 2011 he is a member of the curatorial team of the International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno. He lives and works in Berkeley.

The display modules were conceived specifically for this exhibition to serve as a stage for each project. The authors of selected works were invited to suggest the layout of the exhibits as well as the graphical motifs printed on the outside of each box.