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About Setup

Setup is a Slovak type foundry and design studio founded in 2009 by Ondrej Jób. The studio’s activities range from designing retail and custom typefaces, to branding, and lettering, as well as research and software development in the field of type design and typography.

Ondrej Jób is a type designer currently living in Bratislava, Slovakia. He holds MA degree in graphic design from Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia (2008) and in type design from Type and Media masters program at The Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in Den Haag, the Netherlands (2009).

Selected Clients

Publications

  • 2020

    • Ondrej Jób, Design It! Magazine, Slovakia
  • 2019

    • A typeface can always say something new, HNmagazín, Slovakia
  • 2018

    • Typography & Type Design, IdN Volume 24 No. 6, Hong Kong
    • Fonts SK, Slovenské centrum dizajnu, Slovakia
    • Saving The Type That Leads Us Through Streets, Denník N, Slovakia
  • 2017

    • The Streets Are Loosing Their Identity, Pravda, Slovakia
    • Typodarium 2018, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, Germany
    • Oppressed Freedom, Free Oppression – Czech And Slovak Graphic Design, 六耀社 Rikuyosha, Japan
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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2019

    • National Prize For Design: Fullove, SCD, Slovakia
  • 2018

    • Tatra Banka Foundation Art Award: Manual Project, Nadácia Tatra Banky, Slovakia
  • 2015

    • Favorite Typefaces of 2014: Woodkit, Typographica, United States
    • National Prize For Design: Colorcode, SCD, Slovakia
    • Modern Cyrillic: Woodkit, Modern Cyrillic, Moscow, Russia
    • Certificate of Excellence: Woodkit, TDC, New York, United States
  • 2014

    • Favorite Typefaces of 2013: Odesta, Typographica, United States
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Exhibitions & Residencies

  • 2019

    • COLORLOVE, Satelit, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2018

    • Liptovský Hrádok Digest, Rumanský Art Centre, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
    • Fullart, Galéria Ľudovíta Fullu, Ružomberok, Slovakia
  • 2017

    • Regular Line 2017, The Laundry, San Francisco, United States
    • Regular Line 2017, Residency, The Laundry, San Francisco, United States
  • 2016

    • Fulla — Inspirations And Interpretations, Galéria Ľudovíta Fullu, Ružomberok, Slovakia
    • Made In Slovakia At Fula, Residency, Vytvorené na Slovensku, Slovakia
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Speaking & Workshops

  • 2019

    • Never Trust A Type Designer, Design It!, Slovakia
    • Glyphs in Branding, Workshop, 436 Lab, Slovakia
  • 2018

    • Fullart PechaKucha Night, Galéria Ľudovíta Fullu, Ružomberok, Slovakia
  • 2016

    • PechaKucha Night Trnava Vol. 20, Publikum/Štúdio tanca a pohybu Alegria, Trnava, Slovakia
    • PechaKucha At Fulla, Publikum/Galéria Ľudovíta Fullu, Ružomberok, Slovakia
  • 2011

    • TYPO Lectures II – Ján Filípek, Ondrej Jób – Founding Type Foundries, Ateliér tvorby písma a typografie UMPRUM/Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic
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