Jmenuji se Hladový Bizon/My name is Hungry Buffalo: Book
Jan calls himself Buffalo. He loves cowboys, he’s blind, and may lose his hearing. This book follows his journey to America to visit the medicine man of the Navajo tribe, who wants to perform a ritual to help his hearing. The book includes authentical drawings by the medicine man of the Navajo tribe Blackhorse + photographic series by Roman Franc from Shiprock, New Mexico.

Shortlisted at The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2016

# 80 pages, 210 × 253 mm, Swiss binding, Braille emboss, bookmark attached, ISBN 978-80-270-0737-0 [Order]
Budoucí minulost/The Future Past: Catalog, Exhibition design
Catalog for the photo exhibition at OFF_Festival presents the work of several students chosen from graduate theses projects from the Institute of Creative Photography. 8 artists presented are personally involved to a greater or lesser extent in the depicted themes, which are often a part of their own personal history. They record empty places and scars, deal with themes that are not present or discussed in contemporary society, or photograph things that are now gone and defy being captured by the camera. Curators Tomáš Pospěch and Štěpánka Stein.

# 12 pages (3 sheets), 300 × 420 mm, unbounded
House of Essens by Roman Franc: Book
This book was published on the occasion of the completion of the new ESSENS headquarters in Brno, Czech Republic. During the construction photographer Roman Franc observed and documented stories of people who have worked on the new building.

# 112 pages, 245 × 325 mm, cardboard wrap with die cutting and 3D varnish, ISBN 978-80-906018-7-1 [Order]
Hranice: Město a jeho památky/Hranice: The City and Its Landmarks: Catalog
The town of Hranice lies in the Moravian Gate Valley mainly on the right side of the river Bečva. It is wedged between the Oder hills and undulating country under the Beskids called Maleník. This catalog is a representative selection of photographs of the town and surroundings photographed by local patriot, curator, historian and photographer Tomáš Pospěch. Graphics is originally inspired by the town´s official flag.

# 240 pages, 210 × 297 mm, hard cover, case, ISBN 978-80-87407-16-5 [Order]
Jmenuji se Hladový Bizon/My name is Hungry Buffalo: Poster
Jan calls himself Buffalo. He loves cowboys, he’s blind, and may lose his hearing. This movie follows his journey to America to visit the chief of the Navajo tribe, who wants to perform a ritual to help his hearing.
The Samson Fountain in České Budějovice was, for about a month, located in a circular space which on one hand separated it from the square itself, and at the same time created a peaceful background and intimacy for it that the landmark would never have. This project was a reflection on what we consider an important part and a dominating feature of public space, and how we perceive certain hidden spaces that provide us with social and cultural activities. Photography © Tomáš Malý. [http://www.archdaily.com/796219/perception-jan-sepka]
Marek Matuštík "UNSPOKEN GAMES": Book
For last few years photographer Marek Matuštík has been exploring inner world of his children - a world full of creativity, excitement, fun and games.

# 80 pages, 210 × 260 mm, detachable magnetic cover photo, cardboard, cover debossed, limited author´s edition
Jan Jindra "Osmdesátky/The Eighties": Book
In the 1980s, Jan Jindra created several photographic series that in many respects differ from those of the remarkable contemporaneous wave of Czech documentary photography. This is the author´s first monograph that contains all the important series from 1980s and it also includes November 1989 and the departure of the Soviet Army from Czechoslovakia in 1990.

# 160 pages, 185 × 270 mm, half cloth binding, ISBN 978-80-906019-6-3 (Order)

FOTOFOREVER: Exhibition brochure
Infinite typographic patterns and combinations created from the name of the exhibition by 10 young photographers. Various colorful jackets and unbounded paper sheets provide possibility to customize brochure cover.

# 10 pages, 180 × 250 mm, risograph, unbounded
Intimita/Intimacy: Book
The book Intimita/Intimacy is comprised of 6 literary adaptations and photography interpretations of open confessions and life stories by 6 women. It attempts to open an important personal and social issues and taboos – physical handicaps, depression, prostitution, cancer, dying. Photography by Dita Pepe.

Awarded the 2nd place of The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2015
Les Rencontres ARLES The 2016 Book Award Shortlist

# text book 362 pages, 6 photobooks (40 pages each), 170 × 240 mm, cardboard wrap, ISBN 978-80-905239-3-7 [Order]
Karel Novák "Naturally": Book
For Karel Novák photographing nudity as a living phenomenon in the environment of naturist communities, to which he has belonged for decades, is completely natural. Not only are his photographs a record of the beauty of the naked body moving about freely in nature, but they also create a dialogue with the outside world which has a difficult time understanding the ideals of naturism because it lacks that basic, authentic experience.

Awarded the 2nd place of The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2015

# 144 pages, 245 × 325 mm, cardboard wrap, ISBN 978-80-906019-3-2 (Order)

Lágr Barbora/Labor Camp Barbora: Book
This book consists of authentic memories of Josef Černohorský — former prisoner of the communist regime in the 1950´s — who was imprisoned against his will in Jáchymov uranium mine "Barbora". Photographs by Jindřich Štreit.

# 114 pages, 130 × 185 mm, hardcover, book cloth, silkscreen, pocket with historical documents, correspondence and personal attachments, ISBN 978-80-905239-4-4 [Order]
MICHAELA SPURNÁ Photography: Website
Simple responsive portfolio for contemporary Czech photographer Michaela Spurná. [http://www.michaelaspurna.com]
Catalog "The Decisive Moment" of the 1st Annual International Photography Festival OstravaPhoto 2015
This is a large format catalog for this year´s festival. It reflects and elaborates on the concept of "The Decisive Moment" that was first formulated by photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson in his eponymous book from 1952.

# 76 pages, 320 × 450 mm, unbounded, ISBN 978-80-906018-1-9 [Order]
Identity for 1st Annual International Photography Festival OstravaPhoto 2015
The basic element of the logo and of the festival´s visual are the basic photographic formats: square, portrait, landscape. In typography these elements are used in proportion to the size and media. This basic typographic expression is then expanded to include illustrations which motifs and themes are inspired by the photographer´s practice. Each edition of the festival will be delivered and designed by different illustrator. This year was illustrated by Timur Aloev.
Website for architectural studio Šépka architects
Jan Šépka is an acclaimed and internationally awarded Czech architect. He is currently the head of the Prague Institute of Planning and Development of The City of Prague and the head of the Department of Architecture A1 at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His work was published in a number of professional printed and online magazines including ArchDaily, Cool Hunting, Dezeen or New York Times. [http://www.sepka-architekti.cz/]
Jak se dělá město/How to make the city: Catalog
This is a catalog of student projects from the Faculty of Architecture in Prague, led by architect Jan Šépka, in cooperation with city representatives from 8 cities in the Czech Republic. Students demonstrate several architectural and urban visions and outline different options in planning the strategy of urban concepts and future city development.

Shortlisted at The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2015

# 640 pages, 210 × 277 mm, open binding, custom polyethylene foil, ISBN 978-80-870641-5-3 [Order]
For last 15 years photographer Dita Pepe has been exploring ideas of identity and environment in two photographic series titled "Self-portraits with men" and "Self-portraits with women". She seeks to completely assimilate into the lives of other people. The book cover uses a variety of her own signatures to underline the same idea of identity but using a typographic language.

Finalist at the art book competition KALEID EDITIONS 2015, London

# 112 pages, 245 × 325 mm, cardboard, cover debossed, ISBN 978-80-905363-9-5 [Order]
This website for photographer Dita Pepe was originally designed in 2006 using Flash and it was recently updated to HTML5 standards.
Měj ráda sama sebe/Love Yourself): Book
The book "Love yourself" shows the process how photographer shares experience of the therapeutic form of photography with other women - her friends but also women in crisis - and in so doing reminds people of the "Love yourself" theme. The book itself is inspired and influenced by a Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman and his book "The Art of Life".

"The Best Photography Book 2014" at the Art Books Wanted International Awards by Edition Lidu.

# 160 pages, 210 × 277 mm, open binding, mirror board, ISBN 978-80-905239-1-3 [Order]
Jetleg Font
In development.
Slečny/The Misses: Book
The book Slečny/The Misses is comprised of eight literary adaptations of open confessions of unmarried women in the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia, ranging from 1920’s to the present. The resulting book is a combination of documentary work, journalism, sociological research, creative writing, historical, political and economic reflections, gender subjects, art and photographs. Photography by Dita Pepe.

Awarded the 3rd place of The Most Beautiful Czech Books and Honorable Mention at the Art Books Wanted International Awards 2013.

# 346 pages, 148 × 210 mm, edge coloring, cover/jacket debossed, ISBN 978-80-905239-0-6 [Order]
in-between points of view: Master Thesis Book, Graduate Thesis II.
Thesis book summarizes 2 years of study at RISD. It contains short essays, an interview with Radim Peško and projects which question graphic design´s ability to provide diverse perspectives and explore roles of objectivity and subjectivity. Original display typeface called "In-between" has been designed and used for the book cover. It mimics the idea of physical gaps, drawing attention to the in-between moments inside of individual letterforms.

# 208 pages, 8 × 10 in, various paper formats, softcover, perfect binding
The Atlas of Google Street View Dead Ends, Book: Graduate Thesis I.
The Atlas of Dead Ends is a collection of fifty photographs taken through Google Street View application from the United States of America. These photographs are always from places where Google Street View car stopped to shoot for more images. These virtual dead ends are usually just in the middle of the road. They have no geographic value or history. I find road
as a metaphor for progress. But in this case these places symbolize the end, a limit. They are witnessing the expansion of digital technology. Yet as technology will keep moving towards new horizons these places will sooner or later disappear. This book is a documentation of this never-ending evolution.

# 130 pages, 8 × 11 in, spiral binding, 2 postcards attached [http://g.co/maps/dnm9f]
Typeface by Instructions
In this workshop with Jürg Lehni a task was to create a set of instructions. Together with Yejin Cho we have decided to create instructions which will guide you to construct a simple modular system, which will ultimately allow you to create letterforms.
building blocks: contemporary works from the collection at RISD Museum of Art: Poster
At RISD I was used to save misprints from my recent projects in order to create sketchbooks and practice binding possibilities.
Pomsta Font
Revenge. Vendetta. Die Rache. Vengeance. Pomsta.
Poster Holder
This is the solution designed for holding rolled
posters using peg and rubber band system.
Materials: poplar wood, plexi, aluminium
casters. Biscuit joinery, Poly finish.
During the weekend workshop with Leonardo Sonnoli at RISD our task was to promote the thing we hate. In collaboration with Yejin Cho we wanted to promote the superficiality. Even cliché has its own value. It saves time. Audience is familiar with cliché and it helps them to recognize the original context. Based on the study of the most popular words in advertising we created a simple online application that allows us to combine these words. The combination of these words could create only more superficial meaning.
Damian Ortega at RISD Museum of Art
Damian Ortega’s installation in the space are deploying the principle
of fragmentation and spatial dispersion of forms. How would he
fragment letter forms? How would he allow viewers to experience this
process of deconstruction and perception? And how does it feel to
transfer three dimensional forms onto a flat surface? Even we’re looking
at the two dimensional poster, we can experience tension between the
three dimensional letterforms and the flatness of the canvas, between
colors, clarity and experiment, information and interpretation.
Road Iceland Skull of Design
"I didn´t know you´ve been studying in Iceland! That´s great. Is your school on the road?" As non-english native speakers we tend to mishear and mispell english words and grammar. Unintentionally we create new forms and meanings.
Lars Müller Workshop at RISD: "A Small House by Le Corbusier"
During this workshop the brief was to design a publication for young architects and people, knowing little about Le Corbusier and nothing about the "Little House", often ignoring the relevance of books for their search for knowledge.

Missed Connections–Something has disappeared: Book, Graduate Studio II.
This project was originally inspired by photographs of abandoned places. This places evoke me abandoned stories. Similar abandoned stories appear every day in the category "Missed connections" at craigslist. My intention was to create a chronologically ordered documentation that will show interaction with these people. These messages will never find the intended recipient and remain abandoned in the virtual space. Yet thanks to this virtual space they can be shared with others.

# 72 pages, 185 × 270 mm, french fold with die cutting
Babel Font
Babel is intended for display purposes. Inspired by the polorhythms, syncopation and improvisation of jazz music, it consists of 1 regular and 2 alternate alphabets (along with numbers and symbols) for mixing and matching, allowing you to create spontaneous typographic forms. Originally developed for British jazz label "Babel Label" with kind help of tutor Cyrus Highsmith.
Chilean Miners Accident: Book, Graduate Studio I. From Database To Narrative
This book documents the entire story of trapped Chilean miners using only the
titles of the articles published by the only one media source – Reuters – which
provides news reports from all around the world. Advisors Bethany Johns
and Nancy Skolos.

26th Brno Biennal of Graphic Design 2014: International Exhibition Selection

# 245 pages, 7 × 9 in, prong fastener
El. Max. Dan.: Brochure
3 essays about typography written by El Lissitzky, Max Bill and Dan Friedman.
3 designers. 3 colors. 3 voices. Triangle.
Object Poster: Graduate Studio I.
"All the things we experience in life can be separeted into two realms,
the realm of the senses and the realm of the concept." – Scott McCloud

Michal Kuzemenský architektura
This video shows experimental book format presenting the key projects and personality of a contemporary Czech architect Michal Kuzemenský. Every project is represented by various paper sizes/formats. Binding solution with cooperation and kind help of Jan Činčera. Website

Bronze Award in category “Student Project” of the European Design Awards 2011.

# 112 pages, 210 x 294 mm, multiple paper formats, stitch binding

Website for Yvonne Christen Vagner
Yvonne Christen Vagner is a conceptual and multimedia artist currently living in Zurich, Switzerland.
A self-initiated project – series of 10 magazines. Mixing my favourite text and image inspiration sources into a single pocket brochure.
Book cover "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"
Submision for Penguin´s contest to design a new cover. My intent was to reinvent Watteau´s Jupiter and Antiope painting, which was a bit over-used in older versions of the book cover. Instead of a continuation of this trend and cliché I rather used an aggressive liquid water spray to damage texture of Watteau´s painting to express murderer´s frustration.
From 2000 to 2010 I worked mostly for digital and advertising agencies, IT consultancy and various private clients in Prague and London with focus on the web, digital and screen based design. In 2012 I pursued an MFA in graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA.

Currently I work as a multidisciplinary designer with emphasis on typography, whether for screen or paper.