The Designiq studio participates in the happenings of the Czech and international typographic community.

Projects

ATypI / the studio sponsored the international typographic conference ATypI Prague 2004 — Crossroads of civilisations, which took place in the Prague Archa Theatre from the 30th of September until the 3rd of October, 2004

Building Letters 3 / we support the charity project of Building Letters magazine. The profits from the sales of the third issue, whose design and typesetting we sponsored, is donated to the victims of an earthquake in Asia

Czech Union of Graphic Design / we are one of founding members of the professional association of graphic designers and typographers of the Czech Republic

Diacritics / we created the online Diacritics project, which should help the typographers from around the world in creation of proper accents

Photo.Typo.Live / on 8th of September, 2005, Filip Blažek participated in this discussion project of Prague Langhans Gallery

Typo.cz / Typo.cz — we support the site dedicated to typography

Typo Magazine / we cooperate with the quarterly magazine on typograhy

Exhibitions

Velvet Revolution Posters 1989 / An exhibition of posters dating from November and December 1989, documenting the fall of the communist regime, from Filip Blažek’s private collection. In 2009, you could visit the exhibition at Czech Centres in Tokyo, Stockholm, Paris, Košice, Moscow and several other cities.

Migration / Filip Blažek represented the Czech Republic at the International Graphic Design Exhibition “30 Posters on Migration” organized by IMEPO in Athens.

27 graphistes pour l’Europe / Filip Blažek represents the Czech Republic in an exhibition of 27 posters reflecting the theme “walking”. Philippe Apeloig, a curator of the exhibition, invited designers from all EU countries. The event organized by CulturesFrance will take place at Paris airports between July 1st and August 30th, 2008

Bienále Brno / Magazine Building Letters Three was exhibited on 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic from June 17th until October 19, 2008

Typo.Graphic.Beirut / Filip Blažek's posters were exhibited in Sheikh Zayed Hall of the Lebanese-American University in Beirut from the 14th until the 23rd of April, 2005

E-A-T / we participate on the project of Johanna Biľak and Alan Záruba — a joint exhibition of Czech and Slovak graphic — www.e-a-t.org

World on the Wall / two posters created in the studio were exhibited at the international exhibition of contemporary poster design in Newcastle, Great Britain

Talks

Filip Blažek presented talks at several international conferences (for details, see here.) Filip Blažek is a guest teacher at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in 2008 he gave type design lectures in Studio of Graphic Design and Visual Communication (lead by Rostislav Vaněk), in 2009 he lead two type related projects in Studio of Type Design and Typography (lead by Karel Haloun).