Two or Three Things I Know About Provo (The Brno Edition): exhibition at the 25th Brno Biennial by Experimental Jetset

Last year Eloise and I went to Europe. Via an inconvenient double-backing maneuver, we made the trip to the southern Czech town of Brno for the 25th Brno Biennial of Graphic Design.

I’m going to post a few times with some of the highlights, but this was the first exhibition I saw when I arrived. You can read about it here. You might even be able to find the catalogue somewhere.

Experimental Jetset get better with age. The more I read, the deeper I look in interviews and essays and posters with a few words in considerately spaced Helvetica, an amazing perspective of the world appears. Their confidence in graphic design as a means of conditioning our experience of the world and their own dedication to positive contributions are a great inspiration. These things we create, their secret powers.

Provo was a Dutch anarchist movement which also had great confidence in visual and ideological interference in the public space. The exhibition was cleverly designed. I liked the multilingual translations.

Related: Design and Ideology –¬†September 2008
Interview with Experimental Jetset. Forms of Inquiry / Swedish edition
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  • Two or Three Things I Know About Provo. Logo Wall

    The apple logo became their signature. It started as a representation of the town square in which their demonstrations often took place (from memory... I was reading the catalogue standing up on a long train journey about 6 months ago...)

  • Two or Three Things I Know About Provo. Poster translations.

  • Two or Three Things I Know About Provo. Poster translations.

  • Two or Three Things I Know About Provo. Poster translations.

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