Graphic Design I → Jiří Toman

Jiří Toman

Graphic designer, type designer, educator, violinist and passionate cyclist. After finishing secondary grammar school he studied at the Graphic Design I studio at the Faculty of Art and Design of JEPU in Ústí nad Labem under the leadership of prof. Karel Míšek. In 2009–2010 he completed an internship at the HTW Berlin (Kommunikationsdesign). In 2012–2016 he continued his doctoral studies at FAD JEPU. In 2016–2019 he worked there as an Assistant professor at the Department of Visual Communication and head of the Type Design Workshop.

His work focuses on a broad spectrum of visual communication, from posters (exhibited in Pont-Neuf gallery in Paris, Warsaw Poster Museum in Wilanów or DOX in Praque), through visual identities, book design to typeface design. In 2009, he and Michal Kukačka were nominated for Czech Grand Design Award as the winners of a public anonymous competition, designing logotype and visual style of the University of Hradec Králové using own typeface Gradec. During his postgradual doctoral studies he dealt with the history of Czechoslovakian typedesign in theory and practice—a part of the project was digitization of older typefaces, especially Kolektiv from Josef Týfa, Stanislav Duda and Karel Míšek Sr.