OK-RM is a London-based design studio working in the fields of art, culture and commerce. Founded in 2008 by Oliver Knight & Rory McGrath, the studio is a collaborative practice engaged in ongoing partnerships with artists, curators, editors, architects, designers and institutions. Recent projects include exhibition design for the Design Museum, books for artists Shezad Dawood and Haegue Yang, the art direction of Strelka Press and the ongoing creative direction of the Strelka Institute in Moscow. For us, design is a conversation. Our art direction aims to engage clients and collaborators in a process that not only communicates what they are but clarifies what they are. Whether it's a book or a visual identity, our designs seek to reflect a set of core values. This way of working often leads to ongoing relationships that track the evolution of a brand or body of work.
Brian Roettinger is a Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer. The majority of his work is in the form of printed media for cultural institutions, and record album covers most notably with No Age, Liars, Beach House, St. Vincent, Jay-Z etc., but his creative practice extends well beyond that. His diverse works bridge the divide between art, music, design and concept. As a designer, he was chosen as Rolling Stone's Album Designer of the Year (2009) and was nominated for a Grammy for No Age, Nouns (2010), and held the position of design director at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (2004-2009). Recent books include Collage Culture (JRP/Ringier), Aaron Curry / Richard Hawkins: Cornfabulation (David Kordansky Gallery), Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008–12 (MOCA), Touchable Sound (Soundscreen), and Peter Lunenfeld's The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading (MIT Press).
David Bennewith is a New Zealand-born, Amsterdam-based graphic designer and design researcher. Under the name Colophon, he works on research and commissioned projects focused on type-design and typography. He has extensively researched type design in New Zealand, particularly the work of Joseph Churchward, publishing a monograph on him in 2009. Bennewith is the head of the Graphic Design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.
Studio NOI is a graphic design studio based in Zurich, founded in 2014 by Simone Koller and Corina Neuenschwander. They both graduated from Zurich University of the Arts in 2005 and 2006 and were participants at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, where they have concluded their Master degrees in 2011 and 2012. Simone Koller has worked from 2006–2009 as a senior designer for the graphic design studio Elektrosmog in Zurich and from 2011–2014 as an independant graphic designer in Zurich. Corina Neuenschwander has worked from 2007–2009 as a senior designer for the studio Value & Service in London and from 2012–2014 as an independent graphic designer in Amsterdam and New York. Studio NOI's work ranges from editorial design to visual identities, digital applications and exhibition design in the fields of art, culture and commerce. Simone Koller's and Corina Neuenschwander's work was awarded with the Swiss Design Award and shown at the International Biennals of Graphic Design in Brno. Their publications were selected for The Most Beautiful Swiss Books and shortlisted for the Walter Tiemann Award.
Moniker is an Amsterdam based interactive design studio founded in 2012 by Luna Maurer, Jonathan Puckey and Roel Wouters. With Moniker, which means nickname or pseudonym, we work on commissioned design projects while also investing in projects of an autonomous and experimental nature. The studio works across various media for a diverse range of clients ranging from those in the cultural field to commercial companies. With our projects, we explore the social effects of technology - how we use technology and how it influences our daily lives. Often, we ask the public to take part in the development of our projects. The resulting projects expand and grow like plants, displaying their inner organizational process. Moniker specializes in interactive, print, video, physical installation and performance work.
Jürg Lehni works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with the nuances of technology, tools and the human condition. His works often take the form of platforms and scenarios for production, such as the drawing machines Hektor, Rita and Viktor, as well as software-based structures and frameworks, including Paper.js, Scriptographer and Vectorama.org. Lehni has shown work internationally in group and solo shows at the MoMA New York, Walker Art Center, Centre Pompidou, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum London, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, etc. In 2014, his work Viktor has been acquired by the SFMOMA for their collection. He runs an independent practice in Switzerland since 2002, but has lived and worked in many places around the globe: As the Arts Council Visiting Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts in 2012 ~ 2013, running his own studio in London in 2008 ~ 2011, on a Swiss Design Awards residency in New York in 2007, and on a research residency at Sony SET Studio in Tokyo in 2006.
RADIM PEŠKO is a Czech graphic designer based in London. He works in the field of type design, editorial and exhibition projects. Work includes identity for Secession Vienna (AT), Berlin Biennale 8 (DE) in collaboration with Zak Group, various work for Moravian Gallery, Brno (CZ), Eastside Projects, Birmingham (UK) and a long-term collaboration with artist Kateřina Šedá among others. In 2010 he has established his RP Digital Type Foundry that specializes on typefaces that are both formally and conceptually distinctive. He teaches at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL) and École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon (FR). Since 2011 he is part of curatorial board of International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno.
Olivier Lebrun is a graphic designer producing in his work and his teaching editorial projects questioning the relationship between object and subject. He is the author of "Stolen Works of Art" (self published, 2010) and "A Pocket Companion to Books from the Simpsons in Alphabetical Order" (Rollo Press, 2012, 2013). Aside from working with designers and architects, he runs the De Stihl project with Olivier Lellouche, provoking installations, questioning the production means and meanings. He is currently working with Maria Jeglinska on the publication of underground printer matters from Poland (1979–1989); with Urs Lehni and Camille Pageard on the forthcoming monography of Bernard Chadebec (Rollo Press, 2016); with Alex Balgiu on a performative play based on the life of Stephen Blumberg — a bibliomaniac. He teaches at Beaux Arts de Lyon (France).
Sezgin Boynik (1977), lives and works in Helsinki. He has completed his Phd in Jyväskylä University Social Science department on the topic of "Cultural Politics of Black Wave in Yugoslavia from 1963 to 1972". He has been publishing on punk, relation between aesthetics and politics, on cultural nationalism, Situationist International and Yugoslavian cinema. Co-edited reader "Nationalism and Contemporary Art" (with Minna L. Henriksson, Rhizoma & EXIT, Prishtina, 2007), and co-authored book on "History of Punk and Underground in Turkey, 1978-1999" (with Tolga Guldalli, BAS, Istanbul, 2008). Recent articles include "New Collectives" (Retracing Images, Brill, Boston & Leiden, 2011), "Cultural Policy of Dusan Makavejev" (Kino! Journal No. 15, Ljubljana, 2011), "Discontents with Theoretical Practices in Contemporary Art" (Journal of Visual Art Practice 10:2, London, 2011) "Art of Slogans - in two parts"(TKH no 19 and 20, Belgrade, 2012) and "Marxist-Leninist Roots of Zenitism" (Filmkollektiv, Frankfurt, 2013). Also he has produced art-books "Counter-constructivist Model" (co-authored with M.L. Henriksson, Labyrinth Press, Stockholm, 2012),"Still Stealing Steel: Historical-Materialist Study of Zaum" (Rab-Rab Press, Tbilisi, 2014) and "Noise After Babel: Language Unrestrained" (Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015, forthcoming). He is editor of Rab-Rab: Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art.
Common Name is a graphic design studio based in New York City. Founded by Yoonjai Choi and Ken Meier, the studio focuses on print, interactive, identity, and exhibition work for clients in the arts, architecture, and education. The partners received MFAs in graphic design from Yale University, and teach typography at Columbia University GSAPP and Parsons School of Design.
De Stihl is a project run by Olivier Lebrun & Olivier Lellouche since 2010. De Stihl considers each single exhibition in the form of a camp. Behind this process, which at first seems simple, lies a true desire to lead the participants [more than the spectator] towards an utopia, to imagine a new mode of production, to create a link. How to build / build oneself, how to consider its own practice, when the foundations we thought unalterable are no more reliable? The point of De Stihl camp, is to be surprised by his own practice. to allow himself to fail or at least allow error. Perhaps it is exactly this that touches utopia? on this basis, De Stihl goes back to the basics, link, time, nature. It’s a global and total emancipation, in complete autonomy, thus freeing itself from any finish and definition.
San Serriffe is an exhibition space, art book shop and room for debate, located in the center of Amsterdam. Alongside a selection of books dealing with graphic design, art and theory, San Serriffe hosts a weekly program of lectures, exhibitions and presentations that gives insight to specific publications and the general art book publishing scene.
We would like to invite you to celebrate the fifth edition of REDO, the annual International Graphic Design Conference in Prishtina, Kosova. REDO is a three-day event in motion that brings together designers from around the world to create a discourse around the current issues within the practice of graphic design. Through a series of talks, workshops, books, and tours of the city, REDO provides an opportunity for designers to get together in and around the city of Prishtina.
JURG LEHNI (CH)
SEZGIN BOYNIK (RKS/FI)
SAN SERIFFE BOOKSHOP (NL)
BRIAN ROETTINGER (US)
RADIM PESKO (CZ/UK)
OLIVIER LEBRUN (FR)
SAN SERIFFE BOOKSHOP (NL)
DAVID BENNEWITH (NZ/NL)
STUDIO NOI (CH)
COMMON NAME (US)
SAN SERIFFE BOOKSHOP (NL)
Nita Salihu, Valon Sopi, Yll Rugova, Albian Gagica, Arian Rexhepi, Agon Çeta
€10 for the full conference.
Tickets can be purchased at Dit' e Nat', Taverna Tirona, and The White Tree, starting from September 30. For reservations, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and surname.
Netherlands Embassy Pristina
U.S Embassy Pristina
French Embassy Pristina
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport
"Unë e Du Kosovën" Foundation
"Culture for all" An EU project managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
National Library of Kosova
Modelarium – Faculty of Architecture
Julia Born (CH)
Experimental Jetset (NL)
Cornel Windlin (CH)
Helsinki Type Studio (FI)
Linda van Deursen (NL)
Gregor Huber & Ivan Sterzinger (CH)
Stefan Marx (DE)
Our Polite Society (NL/SE)
Angry Youth (RKS)
Visar Arifaj (RKS)
Tabi Aziri (MKD)
Ajdin Bašić (SLO)
Agon Çeta (RKS)
Nikola Djurek (CRO)
Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (NOR)
Visar Ulaj (RKS/SE)
Albian Gagica (RKS)
Fisnik Ismaili (RKS)
Jeton Morina (RKS/AL)
Yll Rugova (RKS)
Kushtrim Xhakli (RKS)
Vasjen Katro (ALB)
Bes Bujupi (UK)
Valon Sopi (RKS)