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17th October 2019 / Lecture

Eccentrics in Basement

The Institute of Design in cooperation with the Czech Institute Vienna invites you to join the first lecture of the series "Neighbors Talk" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna on October 17, 2019 at 7pm.

Karel Haloun-Raymond Pettibon's Czech counterpart-created the visual identities of numerous bands of the Czech underground. In Vienna, Karel Haloun will speak about the "alternative typography" at the time of censorship in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Karel Haloun was convinced that "beautiful typography" most often emerged when people lied, deceived or attempted to influence. That's the reason why he became fascinated with the aesthetics of Samizdat, and specifically the visual qualities of its DIY approach: stamps, typewriter fonts, stencils, xerography, etc. His book Excentrici v přízemí (Eccentrics in Basement) reflects his results in more detail.

Open lecture in English, free entry!

Thursday, Oktober 17th, 2019, 7pm
Hörsaal 1
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

Poster: Gerald Geier & Martin Klaffensteiner

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