book about graphic design
GDVK / UMPRUM / Studio of Graphic design
and Visual Communication / AAAD Prague
texts ——— Rostislav Vaněk, Alan Záruba,
Lucie Stejskalová, Petr Klíma
year ——— 2O13
——— European Design Awards 2014
/ Bronze / category Book
——— Talent Designu 2014
/ 1st place / category Graphic Design
——— Czech Grand Design Awards
/ Nomination / category Graphic Designer
The 600-page publication in two volumes (225 x 225 x 30 mm / each) offers an overview of work of students and graduates of the Prague Studio of Graphic Design and Visual Communication / GDVK (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague) of the last 7 years. When opening it, it is like opening an imaginary door to the Studio. At the same time it can become a source of inspiration for graphic design lovers and it can please everyone, who is in favor of youth.
The book with many pictures and accompanying texts documents different approaches and introduces the concepts of individual students. Solving thematic tasks is often bold, even provocative, but always capable of realization. The book design is thus formed to let the individual works excel and stand on their own, but also for the book to work as a compact unit that shows the growing fresh graphic design in the country.
Iridescent printing (transition) has been used for the book covers, directly from the cylinder offset presses, where the colours were gradually spilled and mixed together. Every piece of the book is original. The 1st and the 2nd volume of the book always has the same iris, only about 180° rotated.