Jaroslav Benda 1882—1970
Typography, Type design and Letterforms

Jaroslav Benda is one of the most important and most unique personalities in the history of Czechoslovak type design. His extensive lifelong work is based on a strong and distinctive manuscript of original type designs. Many of his works became key for the periods of Czech Cubism and Art Deco. Equally important is his engagement in building the visual identity of the first Czechoslovak Republic. Benda’s work was completely forgotten for many decades, and now, nearly half a century after his death, we want to introduce the public to the product of our five years of work. Thus TypeCon participants will be among the first to see in its entirety the vast scale of Benda’s distinctive typefaces and inventive solutions, which are again contemporary from today’s perspective.

The Czech version of the book will be presented
by authors at Typecon Minneapolis on AUGUST 31st

Author: Petra Dočekalová and team
Concept: Tomáš Brousil, Petra Dočekalová,
Radek Sidun, Jaroslav Tvrdoň
Editor: Petra Dočekalová
Texts: Tomáš Brousil, Petra Dočekalová, Karel Haloun,
Šárka Šilarová, Jaroslav Tvrdoň, Lucie Urbánková
Review: Jan Solpera
Special collaboration: Otakar Karlas, Lucie Urbánková
Graphic design: Radek Sidun
229 x 320 mm
152 pages on Munken Lynx Rough 120g

Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze
in collaboration with 
Masarykova univerzita.

English Edition?!

If you are interested in an English Edition, drop us an email or join our newsletter! We’d be happy to know you’re interested in a copy, put you on our list and we will reprint an enhanced english edition for you!

Scheduled release: summer 2020