Nejc Prah is a Slovenian designer based between Ljubljana and New York. His work spans between editorial design, identities, illustration and web-based projects. This year he received the Prešeren Foundation Award for design achievements in the last three years, which further distinguishes his long and rich CV. The jury wrote among others: "Prah's graphic language is a fascinating hybrid of illustration, typography and photography. With it he masterfully translates ideas into visual messages that traverse design and art". Nejc Prah is also a member of the Ansambel Group.
TYPE SALON (KRISTA LIKAR & ALJA HERLAH)
Type Salon is an independent type design studio based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Located at the crossroads of the main European cultural routes, we create memorable letter shapes that present the combination of diverse heritage and contemporary presence. Type Salon produces finely-crafted yet multi-usable typefaces as retail fonts and outside collaborations. In addition to the offerings in the library, foundry accepts commissions for custom typefaces and logotypes as well as redesigns. We offer extensions of the existing typefaces or multi-lingual additions such as Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew. Type Salon was founded by Alja Herlah and Krista Likar.
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH (ZORAN PUNGERČAR & JURE ŠAJN)
Look Back and Laugh is a small publishing house based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, run by the two graphic designers Zoran Pungerčar and Jure Šajn. The primary focus of LBAL is to work with like-minded artists through different mediums, from artist books to retail products. They collaborate with very different artists, from illustrators, painters, graphic designers and photographers. In the first period, they mainly explored a zine format. In the last couple of years they they have been trying to go beyond these limitations and try out new formats and mediums. They produce all their products with a small family of collaborators, from screen printers to embroidery producers.
THE BRUMEN FOUNDATION
Since 2003 the Brumen Foundation has been nourishing the industry’s self-reflection, introduced in the field of design in Slovenia by the Brumen Awards. Naturally, the international panel’s external view of Slovenia’s regular design production is welcomed, but we do wish to encourage more conversations, reflections, and critical thoughts from locals regarding the local and wider context. Exchanges of opinions are already taking place, yet they are lacking a meeting spot and regular encouragement: these will be found at the future platform of the Brumen Foundation, developed in collaboration with the Indigo Festival and an initial call for contents, designed with the help of similar international web media.