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The Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University in Wrocław is inviting designers, design students, and graphic design enthusiasts to the 27th Exhibition of Applied Graphic Design. The theme of the exhibition are links between mathematics and design. The exhibition will include commercial and non-commercial works, as well as student projects. Curators behind this event are Dr. Dorota Płuchowska and Dr. Mariusz Wszołek.

The vernissage will take place on October 22, 2020. The exhibition will be open until November 5, 2020.

October 22
TBA
Wrocław

About the Exhibition

The story of the exhibition is not straightforward. The first edition was organized by a historian and art critic, Kazimierz Rainczak, in 1966. However, the audience had to wait another 50 years for the next edition. In 2016, Fundacja 102, a foundation whose mission is to popularize applied graphic design and typography, and to ensure their presence in public spaces, revived this project. The organizers of the 2016 edition decided to continue numbering of the exhibitions as if they were scheduled bi-annually since 1966. This was an homage to Kazimierz Rainczak and his initiative, which was interrupted by political circumstances.

This year, it is time for the 27th edition, which we has been organized thanks to the engagement of SWPS University’s Graphic Design students. The organizers want to prove that applied graphic design could not exist without mathematics, hence the main theme of this year’s edition ‒ links between mathematics and graphic design. Partially, the theme of the exhibition was inspired by the year 2019, which was designated as the Year of Mathematics in Poland.

The exhibition will be divided into 3 categories:

  • commercial design
  • non-commercial design
  • student projects

More information »

We will present a broad range of applied graphic design projects, including posters, leaflets, badges, tickets, labels, packaging, business cards, book covers, book illustrations, books, advertising, forms, stamps, banknotes, elements of visual identification, signs, ex libris, infographics, typeface, and other elements of applied graphic design that were created post June 2018 and are related to mathematics.

Dr. Dorota Płuchowska – Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University in Wrocław.

 

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in design: designers, students and academics of mathematics, design, journalism, artists, cultural institutions, municipal institutions, media, entrepreneurs, and investors.

More information, submissions and registration »

Exhibition curators:

dorota płuchowska

 

 

Assistant Professor Dorota Płuchowska – political scientist, sociologist, communication expert by choice. She teaches social systems theory, communication design consulting, and leads practicums on group and project process, at the Department of Graphic Design, at SWPS University in Wrocław and at the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication of the University of Wrocław. She is interested in the concepts of society and social change. She designs group, team, and organizational communication within the system paradigm and the concept of teal change. She specializes in methodology of project work, its optimization by algorithmization of diagnostic processes, systemic and sustainable design thinking, knowledge management, interdisciplinarity, and interculturality. Author of numerous interdisciplinary and intercultural workshops.

michal jakubowicz

 

 

Associate Professor Michał Jakubowicz – lecturer at the Department of Graphic Design at SWPS University in Wrocław. A graduate of the University of Wrocław (degree in Polish Studies) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, where he studied photography and later received his doctorate in fine arts. His research interests revolve around visual forms in social communication as well as structures and systems of technical images. His photographs, films, drawings and texts have been presented at various exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Author of articles in numerous publications, such as Artluk, Communication Design Magazine, Dykcja, Exit, Odra, Pomosty, and Rita Baum.

mariusz wszołek

 

 

Assistant Professor Mariusz Wszołek – Vice-Director of the Institute of Design at SWPS University, communication expert, specializing in developing algorithms for design processes, in particular for communication design and design thinking. He works at the Department of Graphic Design, at SWPS University in Wrocław and the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication of the University of Wrocław. Editor of a series of publications titled Communication Design. Author of books and articles on advertising, design process and sustainable design. His research interests include transformation design, packaging and communication design. Recently, he has been working on projects related to legal design.

Have a look at the previous edition of the Exhibition

Missed the previous exhibition? Below are a few photos from the 26th edition of the Exhibition of Applied Graphic Design in Wrocław, which took place in Surowiec club and Recepcja cafe.

You can also travel in time and virtually visit last year’s exhibition by watching a short video ».

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Organizer

grafika swps

Date and location

October 22, 2020 to November 5, 2020

SWPS University’s Graphic Design Gallery
Ostrowskiego 30b, Wrocław

Contact

Anna Murzyn-Romańczuk
tel. +48 71 750 72 50
e-mail: swps.wroclaw@swps.edu.pl

 

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