Radim
Peško

Enseignements

Elena Baranowski – Speira

TYPE DESIGN

Elena Baranowski – Speira

with Julia Born, Radim Peško

This publication connects fashion with type design by simultaneously presenting the Russian Doll couture collection (Autumn/Winter,1999) and the Speira variable typeface family. The project juxtaposes photographic and typographic elements, visualising similar approaches to shapes, layers and proportions. Designed with particular attention to the interaction between the different weighs, the typeface family evolves and transforms from thin to bold, affecting the tone of the overall typeface. The typographic exploration includes several weights and corresponding italics, offering multiple typesetting possibilities.

Feng Juan Jun – Solux

TYPE DESIGN

Feng Juan Jun – Solux

with Kai Bernau, Radim Peško

Solux is a typeface family that emerged from a study of an often-overlooked genre – the slab serif fonts. The goal of Solux Roman is to be functional and enduring, prioritising timelessness over trends, with its static construction and human-crafted details. On the other hand, Solux Italic has been designed to be narrower and more calligraphic, allowing for a broader range of typographic applications. The design of the family draws inspiration from slab-serif logos such as the ones on Honda’s cars, which often exhibit a sense of stability and confidence. Solux aims to offer a balanced and contemporary typographic solution, for both print and wayfinding.

André Teixeira da Silva – Herk Type Crew

TYPE DESIGN

André Teixeira da Silva – Herk Type Crew

with Radim Peško, Alice Savoie

Herk is a typeface that incorporates roman and gothic styles, inspired by the aesthetics of b-boying and the recurrence of blackletter on the clothing of its practitioners. The contrast between this centuries-old typography and the relatively young underground world of breaking intrigued me. Inspired by a mysterious letterform popular among b-boys and b-girls, I started by designing a new skeleton. This became the basis for the pencil, marker and brush versions. This early exploration led to the creation of the gothic and roman display variants, underlining a more refined development of Herk. Finally, with the addition of the text versions, Herk underwent its final metamorphosis, combining roman and gothic styles into a unified typeface family.

Quirk85

TYPE DESIGN

Quirk85

with Kai Bernau, Radim Peško

Quirk 85 started with the discovery by Kim Minjong of a fascinating Branding Manual from Korea dating from the late 70s and early 80s. Sharing a mutual fascination for logotypes and corporate items, he paired with Juan Jun Feng to embark on a journey that transcends cultural boundaries. Both born in the 90s, they unearthed striking similarities in their childhood experience, at a time when both China and Korea went through distinctive paths toward economic development, resulting in indelible impressions from brainwashing advertisement, the rapid transformation of cities, and the overwhelming wave of technological innovation. A time of iconic design, that the two type designers explored through cultural narratives and historical context. Quirk 85 is a fusion of those elements: impact of commercialisation, the intricate web of education, production, daily life, healthcare and more. By bridging their two distinct nations, they aspire to evoke a sense of shared identity and collective memory, inviting viewers to embark on a visual and intellectual journey.

Inside-Out semester project by Dávid Molnár

TYPE DESIGN

Inside-Out semester project by Dávid Molnár

with Radim Peško

Atlas of Letterforms, workshop with Radim Peško

TYPE DESIGN

Atlas of Letterforms, workshop with Radim Peško

with MATD, Radim Peško