Full name "This is a publication about the five aspects of educational process of studying graphic design in Europe and it takes place in a garage, okay?" is a catalogue of an exhibition organised at Typogaráž. Typogaráž is an alternative space for contemporary type design, typography and book design, combining gallery space, laboratory, offering various workshops and events since 2019.
Garage is a place that is strongly connected to DIY cultures and provides informal creative atmosphere. Exhibition entitled "This is an exhibition about the five aspects of educational process of studying graphic design in Europe and it takes place in a garage, okay?" presented outcomes of an international group co-operation.
The whole creative process reflected the limits and frustrations of a graphic design student, which include an insufficient budget. This resulted in the use of typography created by students and fonts that are available for free and that had to be subsequently corrected - precisely and literally as repairing things in the garage. The form is inspired by the format of the sketchbook, so it looks more like a collection of quick ideas than a sophisticated catalogue of the exhibition. The choice of material and color was based on the current remnants of the printer, which also served as a principle for the exhibition poster and the design of the exhibition space.
Focus lied on typography and graphic design studies from a student’s point of view at different European universities. The exhibition describes and compares the whole process–starting with an assignment ending by a result. The exhibition wants to analyze the factors that influence the student during his/her studies the most. The whole school (not only university) system is a long process that screws every student through. At the beginning of studies, every student starts more or less from the same position. The main goal is to name and investigate the differences of the processes at different universities offering typography and graphic design education. The authors of this project have chosen five main keywords that influence the student while working on the assignment and that gace structure to this exhibition: space, time, people, resources and methodology.
Exhibited works were actually results of selection made according to the answers on a questionnaire that was sent to students. Texts could be found in the exhibition catalogue.
List of contributors: Liza Borovskaya (Die Angewandte, Vienna), Cellophan magazine collective (Designskolen, Kolding), Laura Csocsán (Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest), Robert Finkei (Gerrit Rietvel Academie, Amsterdam), Andrej Barčák, Aurélia Garová, Michal Chrastina (VŠVU, Bratislava), Kristýna Krejčová (VUT, Brno), Matyáš Machat (UMPRUM, Prague), Hannah Sakai (Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem), Robert Radziejewski (University of Arts, Berlin), Matej Vojtuš (UMPRUM, Prague).