Typogaráž is an alternative space for contemporary type design, typography and book design, combining gallery space, laboratory, offering various workshops and events in a mentioned field. Typogaráž wants to fill the gap in exhibiting, experimenting, discussing and thinking about book design, type design, typography and graphic design of publications and printed matter. Another aim is to inform the public about the areas of production they encounter, but which they do not have the awareness about. Typogaráž will introduce new typefaces and books, organize talks and masterclasses, discussions and typo-parties. There are various reasons why we find the place of a garage suitable. First of all, we want to recycle and revitalize public spaces that are not used anymore. Secondly, we see a strong connection between DIY that is strongly connected to garages and a detailed work of type designers, typographers, and designers.
We are open on THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS from 14.00–18.00 and during the events.
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EXHIBITION OPENING: THIS IS AN EXHIBITION ABOUT FIVE ASPECTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESS OF STUDYING GRAPHIC DESIGN IN EUROPE AND IT TAKES PLACE IN A GARAGE, OKAY?
DISCUSSION WITH AUTHORS
LIVE MUSIC BY TYBOR A CHRASTINA
Tybor and chrastina is a boyduo, that you have probably never heard of. Unless you are from Trenčín, unless you like to go to chill to the riverside, unless you like to play hakis and you like mustard crisps. Because that’s where most probably the idea to start running experimental electronic music project was created. This project reaches exactly the scale and number of the audience that fits into one garage of a size 6×2 meters.
Guilty pleasure cinema in a garage! Secret selection of movies about cars, garages and auto mechanics selected and presented by Baláž. One of the possibilities for a garage is to become an underground cinema. One of the possibilities for an underground cinema is to screen guilty pleasure movies. One of the guilty pleasures of Baláž is cars. He doesn’t understand cars, cannot repair or take care about them, he is barely capable of driving one (as a mediocre driver obeying every rule and law), but he is fascinated by them as an objects of fetish, power tools, killing machines, representations of speed, freedom and escape. And therefore he loves movies with cars in them. And garage as a sacred place and temple of cars can be now also temple of movies.
LECTURE: VARIABLE FONTS BY MARTIN PYŠNÝ
Bit of mathematics, bit of geometry and moving letters as a result. Come to get some new knowledge to this talk that is mainly for students.
TALK: SCHOOL TYPE BY JÁN FILÍPEK AND MARTINA ROZINAJOVÁ
The current written script, which has been used in Slovak schools for almost 100 years without significant changes, is known to every teacher, pupil and parent. In a modern approach to teaching, however, it is reaching its limits: it is not suitable for left-handed as well as pupils with learning, reading and writing disorders. The current script is not digitized, which complicates the work of teachers and publishers in the preparation of teaching aids. For these reasons, we have digitized and modernized the school script together and adapted it to the left and pupils with learning disabilities. In order to make it easier for teachers, parents, graphic designers and publishers we decided to make our new school script available to everyone for free.
27. SEPTEMBER – 15. NOVEMBER 2019
THIS IS AN EXHIBITION ABOUT FIVE ASPECTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESS OF STUDYING GRAPHIC DESIGN IN EUROPE AND IT TAKES PLACE IN A GARAGE, OKAY?
The exhibition focuses on typography and graphic design studies from a student’s point of view at different European universities. The exhibition describes and compares the whole process–starting with an assignment (in some cases self-developing of an assignment or a research area) ending by a result. The exhibition wants to analyze the factors that influence the student during his studies the most. The whole school (not only university) system is a long process that screws every student through. At the beginning of studies, every student starts more or less from the same position. The main goal is to name and investigate the differences of the processes at different universities offering typography and graphic design education. We have chosen five main keywords that influence the student while working on the assignment and that give structure to the exhibition: space, time, people, resources and methodology.
Exhibited works are the result of a selection made according to the answers to the questionnaire that we have sent to the students. Texts can be found in the exhibition catalogue.
Liza Borovskaya (Die Angewandte, Vienna), Cellophan magazine collective (Designskolen, Kolding), Laura Csocsán (Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest), Robert Finkei (Gerrit Rietvel Academie, Amsterdam), Andrej Barčák, Aurélia Garová, Michal Chrastina (VŠVU, Bratislava), Kristýna Krejčová (VUT, Brno), Matyáš Machat (UMPRUM, Prague), Hannah Sakai (Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem), Robert Radziejewski (University of Arts, Berlin), Matej Vojtuš (UMPRUM, Prague).