Petr van Blokland
Petr van Blokland (b. 1956) is the owner, together with Claudia Mens, of Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens, founded in 1980 and working in cooperation with employed designers and a network of participants per project. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts – cum laude – in The Hague and at Delft Technical University and specializes in corporate identities, web applications, typography, type design, designing the design process, automation of design, online applications and websites, developing software tools for designers and design theory as well as live design games. Van Blokland lectured at the Department of Graphic Design of the Academy of Arts in Arnhem (1984 – 1989), at the Department of Graphic Design (1988-2011) and Master Type & Media (1998 – present) of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, as well as at the Department of Graphic Design of AKV St. Joost in Breda, Bachelor and Master (2010 - present).
He was Co-founder, Owner and CTO of The Health Agency, publisher for online health information, from 2001 to 2006.
Van Blokland received the Charles Peignot Award for typography of AtypI, the Association Typographique International, in 1988 and was Board Member from 1996 to 2003.
He developed design games at various art schools in The Netherlands, Bremen, Copenhagen, Vienna, Thessaloniki, Dubai, Aveiro, Saarbrücken, Urbino, during conferences such as Typo Berlin and ATypI Lissabon), as well as assignments for various corporations from 1998 until present.
Van Blokland has published in Items and BNO Vormberichten on a regular basis.
At ATypI 2013 Amsterdam Petr van Blokland will be speaking at:
- Keynote presentation: Beyond... Fri 11 Oct 0915