About

MgA. JAN KLOSS
(* 1982, Prague)
zerwox@gmail.com

OKOLO Studio: Bořivojova 77, 130 00 Prague 3, Czech Republic

Jan Kloss, a graduate of Graphic Design and Visual Communication at UMPRUM in Prague, is devoted to the field of graphic design in its entirety, or even goes with his work beyond it. He creates logotypes and visual styles, music album covers, graphic edits of books and magazines, exhibition design and packaging design, but his strongest skill is designing of complex creative solutions from the basic concept or idea.

Except for graphic design, Jan is also constatly engaged in music, photography and video art. He enjoys collaborations on various creative projects across a wide range of disciplines. He has participated in many exhibitions, workshops and lectures both in the Czech Republic and abroad and received several awards. His work has been published in many professional books and magazines.

Jan is, together with Adam Štěch and Matěj Činčera, a member of OKOLO creative collective. He is also the founder of the independent magazine and platform Pedal Project. In collaboration with Jakub Korouš, he initiated the BOTAS 66 label and he works as its exclusive designer and official seller. Since 2014, he has been teaching graphic design, together with Matěj Činčera, at Scholastika school of visual communications.

 

EDUCATION

2004 – 2010 UMPRUM, Prague
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM)
Studio: Graphic Design and Visual Communication (prof. Rostislav Vaněk)

 

AWARDS

ED-Awards 2013 (European Design Awards)
– CD/Vinyl Cover (Madame Pepper: Drummond)

ED-Awards 2012 (European Design Awards)
– Magazine of the Year (Pedal Project), in collaboration with Matěj Činčera

Czech Grand Design 2012
– Graphic Designer of the Year (1st place), as part of the creative collective OKOLO

Louskáček 2009 (Czech Art Directors Club)
– 3rd place for corporate identity of 66 Gallery, in collaboration with Jakub Korouš for Artport

Czech Grand Design 2009
– Producer of the Year (1st place, Botas), for BOTAS 66 collection designed in collaboration with Jakub Korouš
– nomination: Graphic designer of the Year (4th place)
– nomination: Fashion designer of the year (9th place)

Student Design National Award 2009
– Grand Prix and few other awards

Designblok 2009 Editors’Award
– The Best Manufacturer installation (Botas), for BOTAS 66 installation, in collaboration with A1 Architects

Czech Grand Design 2008
– Producer of the Year (3rd place, Botas), for BOTAS 66 collection designed in collaboration with Jakub Korouš

UMPRUM
– Best Work at Graphic Department for summer semester 2008

ED-Awards (European Design Awards)
– Miscellaneous printed (BOTAS 66), in collaboration with Jakub Korouš

Works in collection of Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

Book “X”, Work More, Work, Search design!, Wallpaper, Architonic, Disegnodaily, Snéaker, Revolver Revue, Dolce Vita, Typografia, Font, Live! magazine, Redway, Detail, Proč ne?!, Instinkt, Free mag, bbarak…

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

Zlín Design Week 2015
– Lecture / Conference, Zlín, Czech Republic

Romanian Design Week 2014
– Lecture, Bucharest, Romania

OKOLO Offline at Hyperwerk
– Lecture, Basel, Switzerland

Belgrade Design Week 2013
– Lecture, Belgrade, Serbia

World Design Capital 2012
– Lecture, Helsinki, Finland

Studentská Akademie
– Logotype Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic

Mixer 2010
– Audiovisual festival, Zlín, Czech Republic

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Casa Tabarelli Rediscovered
– Sklada, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014 / original OKOLO exhibition

OKOLO Offline Two: Collecting
– Kunstgewerbemuseum Schloss Pillnitz, Germany, 2014 / original OKOLO exhibition

OKOLO Offline: 5 YEARS
– Depot Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2014 / original OKOLO exhibition

Start Up / Habitus
– City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic, 2013 / original OKOLO exhibition

Hidden Industry
– Brussels Design September, Brussels, Belgium, 2013 / BOTAS 66 and Pedal Project presentation in group exhibition

Subjects of Interests
– Designgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012 / original OKOLO exhibition

120 x 120
– 66 Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010 / group exhibition

Designéři roku 2009
– Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010 / BOTAS 66 presentation in group exhibition

Čerstvé (z)boží
– Czech Centres, various European cities, 2010 / BOTAS 66 presentation in group exhibition

Designblok 2009
– Designblok, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009 / BOTAS 66 presentation in group exhibition

Nechat to plavat?
– (A)void Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009 / retrospective solo exhibition

I’ll Kill Y’all
– A Galerie, Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009 / retrospective solo exhibition

Czech Selection
– Milan, Italy, 2009 / BOTAS 66 presentation in group exhibition

Mocný Stark
– Trafo Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009 / group exhibition (with Adam Uchytil and Christian Bulmann)

Czech Grand Design
– Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008 / BOTAS 66 presentation in group exhibition

designSUPERMARKET
– designSUPERMARKET festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008 / plusminus label presentation in group exhibition

Létem světem
– Novodvorská Plaza, Prague, Czech Republic 2008 / photographical exhibition

Divadlo Archa
– Prague, Czech Republic, 2007 / group exhibition

Dialogy/Dialogues
– London Collage of Communication, London, United Kingdom, 2007 / group exhibition

Design na hrad!
– Bítov castle, Bítov, Czech Republic, 2006 / group exhibition

International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno
– Brno, Czech Republic, 2006 / group exhibition