Selected talks by Filip Blažek

Comenia — school typeface system

2nd International Design Conference “Responsibility in Graphic Design”, 15 January 2010
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych, Katowice, Poland

A lecture about Comenia, a typographic system for use on all levels of schools and universities.

International Typography Workshop in type design and digitalization

Workshop, 20—31 July 2009
Śląski Zamek Sztuki i Przedsiębiorczości, Cieszyn, Poland

Two-week workshop focused on type design. Filip Blažek and Martin Pecina gave the first part of the workshop, the second week leader was Gerry Leonidas.

Martin Pecina, Filip Blažek, Cieszyn. Foto Ewa Satalecka

Where is My Home?

ED Conference, 15 May 2009
Zurich, Switzerland

A lecture about the birth of the “glass” book Where Is My Home?

Filip Blažek, ED Conference

Where is My Home?

Kupé 04, 28 November 2005
Stanica, Žilina, Slovakia

A lecture and discussion about the birth of the “glass” book Where Is My Home? Together with Jan Dobeš.

Designiq, Kupé 04

The birth of Czech typography — a fight for the national typeface

Translation 02, 5th of May 2007
Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany

Talk on the search of a Czech national typeface in the beginning of the 20th century.

Overview of History of Czech Typefaces from 1900 to 2006

Pismo Śląskie, 15th of November, 2006
Śląski Zamek Sztuki i Przedsiębiorczości w Cieszynie, Poland

Talk on the history and present state of type making in the Czech Republic.

Diacritics Project

ATypI Lisbon, 1st of October, 2006
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Belas Artes, Lisabon, Portugal

Introduction to the Diacritics Project  a public on-line database of info on diacritics.

Archäologie der Typographie

17th of May, 2006
Academy of Art and Design, Bremen, Germany

Talk on the history and present state of type making in the Czech Republic.

Fonts like violence, break the silence

33pt, 19th of January 2006
Fachhochschule, Dortmund, Germany

Short film dedicated to the beautiful typefaces found on the tombstones at Prague’s Slavín cemetery at Vyšehrad.

Graficech

Kupé 01, 16th of December, 2005
Stanica, Žilina, Slovakia

What is the point of a graphic designers’ union? Debate over the results of the poll.

Diacritics Project

Typo.Graphic.Beirut, 15th of April, 2005
ALB, Beirut, Lebanon

The official launch of the Diacritics Project  a public on-line database of info on diacritics.

Czech Typographic Script

Typo Berlin 2004, 15th of May, 2004
Berlin, Germany

Presentation of digitalised fonts of Czech typographers, from Vojtěch Preissig up to Jiří Rathouský.