Slovakian by birth, Peter Bil'ak is based in the Hague, Netherlands, and works in the field of editorial, graphic and type design and teaches at the Royal Academy of Arts. He heads the Typotheque Type Foundry in the Hague and co-founded the Indian Type Foundry in Ahmedabad, India. Bilak has an extensive publication history, including founding, editing and designing the the art and design journal Dot Dot Dot. Most recently he has launched Works the Work, a magazine dedicated to practical, unexpected manifestations of creativity.
Bil'ak's talk Depth & Width will take a look at the specialized practices that are evident in the current design world, and offer examples of an alternative model where seemingly unrelated disciplines can inform and enrich the work of smaller independent studios.
When & Where
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
ABOUT EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Emily Carr is building a state-of-the art campus for 21st century learning at Great Northern Way. The University will be at the centre of a new social, cultural, educational, and economic engine for British Columbia.