Slovakian by birth, Peter Bil'ak is based in the Hague, Netherlands, and works in the field of editorial, graphic and type design and teaches at the Royal Academy of Arts. He heads the Typotheque Type Foundry in the Hague and co-founded the Indian Type Foundry in Ahmedabad, India. Bilak has an extensive publication history, including founding, editing and designing the art and design journal Dot Dot Dot. Most recently he has launched Works the Work, a magazine dedicated to practical, unexpected manifestations of creativity.
Bil'ak's talk Depth + Width will take a look at the specialized practices that are evident in the current design world, and offer examples of an alternative model where seemingly unrelated disciplines can inform and enrich the work of smaller independent studios.