Porto – The graphic scene in one city is accompanying exhibition of the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno 2018. Presentation is focusing chiefly on graphic design, yet with overlaps into product design, architecture, illustration, crafts and the culture and history of this unique Portugese city.

The project is based on our (OKOLO creative collective) experience with the publishing of its own magazines and the European Design Stories project. In the course of one week we visited almost 20 graphic studios in the city and documented their production, both visually and in texts. The selected designers, including João Machado, one of the luminaries of the discipline, as well as budding artists, for example, from the Degrau and Non-Verbal Club studios.

On our journey we also viewed a large number of examples of modern and contemporary architecture, got acquainted with local illustrators and product designers and captured the city’s overall atmosphere. The result is an exhibition with a unified concept showcasing the dynamic graphic scene in one city within a particular context. The exhibition presents artefacts and works by designers, as well as photographs taken by the OKOLO team in collaboration with photographer Tomáš Souček.

Moravian Gallery in Brno – Museum of Applied Arts
Husova 14, Brno
10/5/2018 – 26/8/2018

Year: 2018
Concept: OKOLO (Adam Štěch, Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss)
Installation: OKOLO (Adam Štěch, Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss)
Graphic design: Jan Kloss & Matěj Činčera
Photo of the installation: Jan Kloss & Matěj Činčera
Client: Brno BiennialMoravian Gallery in Brno