Lives and works in London, UK
Since graduating in 1990 from Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, Barnbrook has developed a multifaceted practice that includes activism, graphic design, typeface design, industrial design and motion graphics. In graphics he is best known for his work on record covers with David Bowie, most prominent Heathen, The Next Day and Blackstar. In 1997, he established his own font company. In 2010, his most famous typeface Mason became one of the first digital acquisitions of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has worked widely with artists, most notably working with Damien Hirst for a number of years. He is also known for his work in the area of politics, where he collaborated with organizations such as “Adbusters” and produced posters of a political nature, which have been exhibited worldwide.
His contribution to graphic design was recognised with two major retrospective exhibitions entitled Friendly Fire at ギンザ・グラフィック・ギャラリー (the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo) in 2004 and also at the Design Museum in London in 2007. A monograph of his work Barnbrook Bible was published simultaneously. In 2015, he was granted the award of Honorary Fellow by Central Saint Martins in recognition of his contribution to graphic design and typography. In 2016, he won a Grammy for his packing design of David Bowie’s Blackstar.
Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland
Czerniakowska graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Faculty of Graphic Arts, Professor Lech Majewski’s studio) where she currently teaches graphic design and typography. Her degree piece with Rector’s distinction was awarded a prize by 2+3D Design Magazine. In her work as a freelancer, she focuses on culture and social subjects. Her projects span across visual communication and corporate identity, branding, poster design and publishing graphics – for such clients as the Museum of Warsaw, Münchner Stadtmuseum, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature in Warsaw, the Poster Museum inWilanów, the National Museum in Warsaw, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, Polish theatres, book publishers, record producers, film distributors, etc. Her works have been included in many international group exhibitions of graphic design, as well as art shows and competitions, for example, 世界ポスタートリエンナーレトヤマ (the International Poster Triennial in Toyama), 2006, 2015. She has been invited to the jury of international events related to graphic design, including the International Poster Biennale in Mexico, 2016, and the Poster Triennial in Trnava, 2018. She received an award in the Polish Graphic Design Awards competition – in the Exhibition Design category. The Polish Association of Book Publishers honoured her designs in the Best Book Design of the Year competition four times.
ART CRITIC AND HISTORIAN
Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland
Knorowski received his master’s degree from the Faculty of Humanities at the Catholic University of Lublin in 1986. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). From 1985 to 1997, he worked at the Poster Museum in Wilanów, and in 2014, he was appointed Curator. Between 2001 and 2013, he was Art Director of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko.
His interests include issues of visual arts – broadly understood contemporary art, graphic design, visual communication, advertisement, art in public space and sculpture.
He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the National Museum in Wrocław and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; he participated in the research projects Faces of Totalitarianism (the Moravian Gallery in Brno and Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996–1997) and Two Legends: American Western & Polish Poster School(Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California, 1999).
As Curator, he organized a number of exhibitions, such as the group exhibition Utopia and Vision at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko (1999) and at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art (2000), and solo exhibitions of outstanding Polish sculptors, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sylwester Ambroziak, Barbara Falender, Adam Myjak.
He took part in study visits to the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C. (1995), and the Council of Local Administration and Internationalization in Tokyo (1996). He has worked with 富山県立近代美術館 (the Museum of Modern Art in Toyama) on the organization of 世界ポスタートリエンナーレトヤマ (the International Poster Triennial in Toyama).
Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea
Ahn graduated from 홍익대학교 (the Hongik University in Seoul) in 1981. He received his PhD from 한양대학교 (the Hanyang University, Seoul) in 1996, and an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University, London, in 2001.
For 22 years – until he retired in 2013 – he served as Professor of Typography and Head of the School of Graphic Design at Hongik. In 2013, he established an alternative typography institute called 파티 파주타이포그라피배곳 (PaTI – Paju Typography Institute) in Paju Bookcity in South Korea, as well as AG Typography Institute.
After graduating, Ahn worked at a creative agency for LG Electronics. He was also Art Director for magazines. In 1985, he founded his design company Ahn Graphics Ltd. Since 1988, he has also been Editor and Art Director of the underground art-culture magazine Report/Report.
Ahn has invented a host of typefaces, including one named after him. He masterminded a revolutionary transition of the traditional Hangul, the Korean alphabet, into a functional medium for today, with all its digital interpretations.
He has 15 books on design to his credit, and some long essays and articles. He translated seminal works on typography by Jan Tschichold and Emil Ruder into Korean. He has received many awards, including the Grand Prix Zgraf8 (1998), Gutenberg-Preis der Stadt Leipzig (2007), the DFA (Design for Asia) Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong (2016).
He lectures, presents his designs and promotes Asian design around the world. Ahn was Vice President of Icograda – International Council of Graphic Design Associations, 1997–2001. In 2000, he chaired Icograda’s prestigious Millennium Congress Oullim 2000 held in Seoul. From 2001 to 2017, he organized 타이포잔치(TypoJanchi), an international typography biennale held in Seoul.
Lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland
Schraivogel studied graphic design at the Schule für Gestaltung Zürich, 1977–1982. After receiving his diploma, he opened his own graphic design studio in Zürich. He designs print media and devotes himself above all to poster design.
He has created posters and programme magazines for the Zürich art-house cinema “Film-Podium”, 1983–2006. From 1989 to 2006, he did the design for “Cinemafrica”, a biennial African Film Festival. Since 1984, he has frequently worked for the Zürich Museum of Design. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 1995.
Ten years after graduating, Schraivogel returned to the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich as a lecturer, where he continued to teach until 2001. During 2000–2001 he was Visiting Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2003, he has taught at the Hochschule Luzern (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts).
He has shown his work at solo exhibitions in many locations, including Tokyo, Osaka, Tehran, Paris, and Zürich, which made his posters known to a wider public. His posters are part of numerous collections around the world including the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.