Tomáš Celizna and Radim Peško, graphic designers working in Amsterdam and London, will present the creative process and basic elements of PLATO’s visual identity, as well as other projects from the past years.
Tomáš Celizna is a designer based in Amsterdam. His practice revolves around questions connected with visual communication in digital environments. Clients include cultural and educational institutions and organizations, among others Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, PLATO Ostrava, OASE Journal for Architecture, Krabbesholm Højskole, and ETH Zürich. He has co-authored three editions of the Biennial of Graphic Design Brno (2012, 2014 and 2016). Since 2011 he is a lecturer in design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Radim Peško is a designer and typographer. In 2010 he established his RP Digital Type Foundry that specializes on typefaces that are both formally and conceptually distinctive. He has created original typefaces for visual identities of museums such as Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam; Eastside Projects in Birmingham; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Aspen Art Museum; Fridericianum in Kassel or Berlin Biennale 8 or companies such as Paco Rabbane, among others. His other work includes visual identities for Secession in Vienna, Krabbesholm Højskole in Denmark or various exhibition projects in which the role of graphic design is examined, re-defined or put into the question. In 2011 he became a chairman of International Biennial of Graphic design in Brno and co-curated two of its editions 26th Brno Biennial 2014 and 27th Brno Biennial 2016. Between 2006–2012 he taught at Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. He is currently visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art in London and at Master in Typedesign at ÉCAL in Lausanne. He lives and works in London.