Typo 40 – summer 2010
The 40th issue of TYPO is a continuation of the successful G4 project. It features 136 pages on design in the public space in Visegrad countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Public space, plastic dolls and atrue believer
The third year of the annual Central European G4 project is focused on design in public space, an area which is still of marginal importance to the majority society in post-totalitarian countries.
No More Empty Words
In the period of ubiquitous advertising, Slovak visual communication in public space seeks new ways for designers to interact with public space.
The Radical Makeover
Zoltán Csordás and Geregely Fodor’s project presents the reconstruction of the ground levels and storefronts on a major street in Budapest.
Polish Designs for Public Spaces
On contemporary Polish design in public space and revolutionary FiDU technology which makes it possible to combine the advantages of industrial production with individual design solutions.
Interview with Matúš Valla and Oliver Sadovský from the studio VSA about their activist project in Bratislava.
Art and Architecture Vis-a-Vis the Public Space
Notes on Polish designer Jarosław Kozakiewicz’s architectural designs which all deal with revitalising and renewing a specific space.
On a Stroll Through Modern Budapest
artur.org.hu—web guide to icons of Budapest architecture.
Pedestrian Zone Reconstruction and Revitalisation Project in Cheb
Drgová & Krouželová & Wertig
Description of the project and an interview with the co-creator, designer Dita Krouželová.
Platform for Communication
A Slovak project for a multifunctional space maps out the route from a thought experiment to a real physical result.
National Technical Library in Prague—interview with Petr Babák
Interview with Czech designer Petr Babák on the non-traditional visual style for the National Technical Library in Prague.
Like Sherlock Holmes and Doctor House
Polish designers present the design of an information system for the University of Economics in Katowice.
Once upon a time…
The remarkable interior of a children’s clinic on Révész Street by Hungarian designer Diána Nagy.
Design on Wheels
Ľubica Segečová & Juraj Blaško
On a Slovak project of a design studio on wheels.
Raves for Living Underground 1—5
Recapitulating five annual workshops connected with the Stanica cultural centre in Žilina, Slovakia.
Living Vandalism in Brno
Branislav Matis & Ondrej Horváth
The first annual team art event reacts to the distinct atmosphere of Brno.
Martin Urban Atractor
Benjamín Brádňanský & Vito Halada
Joint Slovak-French workshop on the search for the urban icons of Martin, Slovakia.
Local Icon—Urban Campaign
Barbara Zavarská & Marcel Benčík
Project series about Slovak Modern architecture on a less than traditional medium: the t-shirt.
On a workshop, exhibition and untraditional road show of exhibition objects to Bratislava’s cultural institutions.
VJing: a special form of visual communication.
Looking back at a project in Bratislava that took place from 2003-2007.
ED AWARDS 2010
Recapitulation of the European Design Awards 2010 and a presentation of selected projects that received awards.
Review of a typeface family by the young Slovene type designer Mitja Miklavčič.
Passion in Typo Berlin
A look at this year’s 15th annual Typo conference in Berlin devoted to the topic of Passion.