Peter Bilak

Slovakia, The Netherlands, guest of 4th BSVC & IDE (2009) Peter Bilak was born in former Czechoslovakia in 1973, and studied in Slovakia, England and USA, before getting his MA from Atelier national de création typographique in Paris, and postgraduate laureate from Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht.

Before starting the studio & type foundry Typotheque in The Hague with his wife Johanna Bilak, he has worked at Studio Dumbar. Presently, he is working in the field of editorial, graphic and type design, on a scope of cultural and commercial projects. Recent projects include: design of the standard stamps for the Dutch Royal mail (TPG Post); series of dance performances (in collaboration with choreographer Lukas Timulak from NDT); design of Arabic and Indic fonts; designing books for Stroom, The Hague art center; design of exhibition at the Dutch architectural institute; curating and organizing of the exhibitions at the Biennale of graphic design, Brno. He has designed several fonts including FF Eureka (published by Fontshop) and Fedra (published by Typotheque).

Bilak is the founding editor of Dot Dot Dot, an art and design magazine (with Stuart Bailey). Lectures internationally, most recently at Rhode Island School of Design (USA), Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy), LPP London (UK), ECAL Lausanne (CH), or l’UQAM Montreal (Canada). He is a frequent contributor to various art and design magazines, including Print (USA), Emigre (USA), Items (NL), Metropolis M (NL), Idea (JP), etc.

Peter Bilak has served in a number of juries of selections, most notably ADC New York, Laus Barcelona, Magdalena (Slovenia), Biennale Brno (Czech Republic), Les plus beaux livres français 2007, or ADC Amsterdam. He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).

Peter Bilak was a guest of 4th BSVC and IDE in 2009.

Lecture: On typography and other unsimilar things