Jakub Samek (CZ)
Jakub Samek is a Czech graphic and type designer. His work, done independently or together with other designers and artists, has brought him to collaborate with Frieze Art Magazine, Jan van Eyck Academie, Nike, Sudek Project, Institute of Documentary Film, and Prague City Gallery, among others.
Seamlessly moving from local to international engagements, Jakub’s language manifests his commitments to experimentation and mirrors his joie de vivre – also beyond the professional realm. He designed several experimental typefaces marked by playfulness and obscurity. He is also the author of Rhymes (redesign of Times New Roman). Bespoke styles of Rhymes have served as the basis of the recently redesigned Frieze Magazine and the new Jan van Eyck Academie’s graphic identity, developed by Atelier Brenda.
Jakub studied at Typography Studio @ Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD).