• Dla chcącego nic trudnego* – Conference about Graphic Design in Warsaw


    * Where there’s a will there’s a way

    On the occasion of the upcoming release of Slanted Magazine #28 – Warsaw, Slanted and the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts as well as the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe are organizing two one-day-conferences focusing on the design scene of Warsaw. Renowned speakers have been invited to talk about their attitude and work. A discussion panel afterwards will be moderated by René Wawrzkiewicz.


    Tuesday, 15.11.2016
    Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

    15:00 Uhr: Welcome
    15:15–15:45: Piotr Rypson
    15:45–16:15: Nicolas Grospierre
    16:15–16:45: Marcin Nowicki / Post Noviki Studio
    16:45–17:15: Pause
    17:15-17:45: Magdalena Frankowska / Fontarte
    17:45–18:15: Jan Bajtlik
    18:15–19:15 Uhr: Discussion Panel with all speakers

    Thursday, 17.11.2016
    10:30–16:00 Uhr
    Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

    10:30 Uhr: Welcome
    10::45–11:15: Piotr Rypson
    11:15–11:45: Nicolas Grospierre
    11:45–12:30: Marcin Nowicki / Post Noviki Studio
    12:30–14:00: Pause
    14:00-14:30: Magdalena Frankowska / Fontarte
    14:30–15:00: Jan Bajtlik
    15:00–16:00 Uhr: Discussion panel with all speakers


    Free admission, max. 500 participants at each conference day.
    Conference is held in English. Registration necessary.


    Dr. Piotr Rypson, Warsaw (PL)
    Deputy Director at the National Museum, Warsaw. PhD in literary studies. Visiting professor at Rhode Island School of Design (1994–1999). Curator of numerous exhibitions. Author of books and articles on art, information architecture, visual communication and literature. Author of Against all Odds. Polish Graphic Design 1919–1949 (2011). Now works on a book on Polish graphic design 1945–49.

    Nicolas Grospierre, Warsaw (PL)
    Swiss photographer Nicolas Grospierre has spent the last 15 years meticulously documenting Modernist architecture across five continents, a process that has turned him into an “obsessive collector” (visit his successful blog). For Grospierre, Modernism embodied one of the “most beautiful ideals of mankind: progress.”

    Marcin Nowicki / Post Noviki Studio, Warsaw (PL)
    Noviki are a post multidisciplinary studio living in the graphic design utopia. The studio’s signa­ture has a context driven approach based on the idea of design as a method used to explore the borders of a contemporary art expression. Noviki’s practice is spread across various media, they are involved in commissioned projects, self-­initiated projects for design, art, and research. They give lectures and workshops. 

    Magdalena Frankowska / FONTARTE, Warsaw (PL)
    FONTARTE – a typographic, graphic design studio, independent publishing house and type foundry – was established by Magdalena Frankowska and Artur Frankowski in Warsaw in 2004. This creative studio works on a range of projects which connect art and design, including editorial design and custom typography. FONTARTE work is distinguished by its original letterforms and unique typographic style. 

    Jan Bajtlik, Warsaw (PL)
    Jan Bajtlik (b. 1989) is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. He’s been creating children’s books, posters, illustrations, and visuals identifications for cultural events. His clients include Time Magazine and The New York Times and he is the author of an activity book for children “Alphadoodler” (Tate Publishing) about typography and creative scribbling. In 2014-2016 he conducted over 134 art and typography workshops for children and has received numerous awards in national and international graphic competitions.

    Rene Wawrzkiewicz, Warsaw (PL)
    Rene Wawrzkiewicz is a graphic designer and design curator. He is a co-founder of the Design Critique Platform and the Association of Applied Graphic Designers. He is the curator and coordinator of numerous initiatives and projects connected with Polish graphic design, including a series of exhibitions entitled “Design for Freedom, Freedom in Design” in Berlin, Tokyo, and Stockholm, the “Graphic Knowledge Fair” (a graphic design festival), “TypoBerlin” (presentations of Polish visual designers on the conferences), “TypoPolo” and “The Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols” (exhibitions in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw).


    Tuesday, 15.11.2016
    Fachhochschule Dortmund

    University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    Aula Fachbereich Design 
    Max-Ophüls-Platz 2 
    44137 Dortmund


    Thursday, 17.11.2016
    Lichthof der Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe

    Lorenzstraße 15
    76135 Karlsruhe


    Hosted by the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe. Curated by Slanted. Supported by the Foundation for Polish German CooperationFontShopGallery Print and Metapaper.

    Design: Rana Karan, Cécil Kobel, Marcel Strauß (HfG Karlsruhe)
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Anlässlich der Veröffentlichung des Slanted Magazins #28 – Warsaws, veranstaltet Slanted gemeinsam mit der FH Dortmund und der HfG Karlsruhe eine zweitägige Konferenz zur Thematik.


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    Dienstag, 15.11.2016 15:00-19:00 Uhr Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts Aula Fachbereich Design  Max-Ophüls-Platz 2  44137 Dortmund www.fh-dortmund.de   Donnerstag, 17.11.2016 10:30–16:00 Uhr Lichthof der Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe Lorenzstraße 15 76135 Karlsruhe http://kd.hfg-karlsruhe.de
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