“In the Czech land, there was once a tradition that when a craftsman learned his trade, he set off on a long journey, the so-called “vandr” (from the German Wander – hike). During this trip he gained experience with various masters and recorded everything in his notebook called “Wanderbuch”.
We also came to TYPA for experience. We get to know a new country, new people, new friends, new environment, new printing machines, new aesthetics and design, new things. And we are still wondering.
We therefore decided to create a series of artist’s books during our residency, which we called WONDERBUCH, in which we reflect our experiences in a visual language. Together with the books, a number of graphics were created in which we work our way through layers, ornaments, colors and combinations.
It is an adventure just like our journey.”
WONDERBUCH is an exhibition by TYPA guest artist duo Upupæpop studio, led by Czech visual artists Eva Horská and Jakub Horský.
The exhibition opening takes place on the 27th of April at 6pm in Aparaaditehas Balcony Gallery (Kastani 42, Tartu).
Visiting the exhibition is free, the balcony gallery is open from Monday – Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.
Upupæpop studio specializes in graphic and book design, illustration, typography and various other forms of design. Since the founding of the studio in 2014, they’ve collaborated with large festivals and cultural events, as well as small implementations for pleasure. Their portfolio combines a wide range of graphic adaptations of books, catalogs, and music album covers for authors and publishers across various genres.