Gábor Palotai

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Gábor Palotai (born November 29, 1956) is a Swedish–Hungarian designer, artist, graphic designer and typographer. Since 1981 he lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] Gábor Palotai was born 1956 in Budapest, Hungary, where he also studied and received his MA degree in graphic design at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Hungarian Academy of Craft and Design) in Budapest 1976–1980. After his graduation he left Budapest and moved to Stockholm, where he continued his studies at The Royal Institute of Art, 1981–1983 and Beckmans College of Design, 1983–1984.[2][3] Gábor Palotai is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 2002.[4] AGI unites the world’s leading graphic designers. He is also a member of Svenska tecknare (The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers), Konstnärernas riksorganisation (The Swedish Artist's National Organisation), and since 2015, the State Heraldic Board of the National Archives of Sweden. Gábor Palotai is an honorary professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest.

Works[edit]

Gábor Palotai is working across genres in both art and design. His studio, Gabor Palotai Design,[5] is based in Stockholm, Sweden.[6] During the years, his world of visual art has been realized in different media. Gábor Palotai works on a broad range of commissions, art and design projects within the field of visual communication such as corporate design, visual identities, packaging design, profile programmes, logotypes, pictograms, exhibition design, web design, animation, illustration, photography, poster design, album covers, typography and book design. [7][8] Gábor Palotai's design has rendered him many awards over the years and has been the subject of several books, among which Maximizing the Audience (Ginko Press 2000)[9] "best illustrates the studio's output", while his book 111 Posters (Gestalten Verlag 2006)[10] displays "Gábors strongly typographic poster art, with works created primarily for cultural institutions".[11] In his artist's book Odysseus – A Graphic Design Novel (2007), Gábor Palotai replaces the verbal with the visual. The book AM MU NA HI (2007) is dedicated to his photography. Gábor Palotai's long-standing project on art-patterns has been realized in independent works of art, textile design, products such as porcelain, and in his latest artist's book ZOO (2017). [12] Gábor Palotai has held several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe.[13]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

During the years Gábor Palotai has had many solo and group exhibitions. Examples:

  • Works/Munkák 1976-1980. Galeria Neon, Budapest. 2017. Solo Exhibition.
  • #Bartók. Ludwig Museum, Budapest. 2016. Group Show.
  • Unreadable Landscapes. Liget Galéria, Budapest. 2014. Solo exhibition.
  • AM MU NA HI. Pictures from the American Museum of Natural History. Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, 2014–2015. Solo exhibition.
  • Thriller. Textile design for furniture. Designgalleriet Kammakargatan, Stockholm. 2014.
  • Unreadable Patterns. Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, 2013–14. Solo exhibition.
  • Ränder, rytm, riktning. The Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet), Stockholm, 2013–14. Group show.
  • Liget 30. Olof Palme Ház, Budapest. 2013. Group show.
  • AM MU NA HI. Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Manó House, Budapest, 2008. Solo exhibition.
  • Odysseus. Röhsska Museum of Applied Art & Design, 2007. Solo exhibition.
  • Odysseus. C3. Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest, 2007. Solo exhibition.
  • Moscow Biennale 2005. Group show.
  • European Design Biennale, London Design Museum, 2003. Group show.
  • Dissonanzia, Milano, 2003. Group show.
  • Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth / Berlin, Milano, Gent, Prag, Budapest, Copenhagen, 2003–2006. Group Show.
  • Designed in Sweden, Museum of London, Los Angeles, NYC, 2004. Group show.
  • Vision Image and Perception, Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest, Group Exhibition.
  • Swedish by Design, NYC, 2005. Group show.
  • Galleri Gauss, "den svenska tristessen", Group Exhibition, Stockholm 1986.
  • Gábor Palotai: Carpets and Photographs. Röhsska Museum of Applied Art & Design, 1993. Solo exhibition.
  • Swedish Steel. Liget Galéria, Budapest. 1990. Solo exhibition together with Miklós Peternák.
  • Wunderbaum. Liget Galéria, Budapest. 1987. Solo exhibition together with Miklós Peternák.
  • Galleri Linjen, Västervik. 1986. Solo exhibition.
  • Fotohuset, Gothenburg. 1986. Solo exhibition.
  • Scandinavian Photography. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf (now Museum Kunstpalast), 1986. Group Show.
  • Hellas. Liget Galéria, Budapest. 1986. Solo exhibition together with Miklós Peternák.
  • Dark Light, White Shadows. Gauss Fotografiskt Galleri, 1985. Solo exhibition.
  • Atelier des Maitres, Paris. 1985. Solo exhibition together with Miklós Peternák.
  • Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 1984. Solo exhibition.
  • Galleri Gauss, Stockholm 1983, Gabor Palotai, "The store-room silverprints", solo exhibition.
  • Actuell Art Gallery, Stockholm, 1981. Solo exhibition.

Represented[edit]

  • Represented in the rare book collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
  • Represented in the collection of the Red Dot Design Museum, Essen.
  • Represented in the collection of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Represented in the collection of the Röhsska Museum of Applied Art & Design, Gothenburg.
  • Represented in the collection of the C3 – Center for Culture & Communication Foundation, Budapest.
  • Represented in the collection of the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen.
  • Represented in the collection of the Graphic Design Museum (Museum of the Image) Beyerd Breda, Breda.
  • Represented in the collection of the Kungliga Biblioteket (National Library of Sweden), Stockholm.
  • Represented in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow.

Books published by Gábor Palotai[edit]

  1. Gábor Palotai: Maximizing the Audience (The Book) Gingko Press (2000) ISBN 978-91-973912-3-8, C3 Gallery
  2. Gábor Palotai: Maximizing the Audience (The Animated Book). Gabor Palotai Publisher 2000 ISBN 91-631-0594-2
  3. Linda Rampell: Zoo. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2000) ISBN 978-91-630-9945-8
  4. Linda Rampell: Designatlas. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2002) ISBN 91-631-3399-7
  5. Gábor Palotai AM MU NA HI. American Museum of Natural History. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2002) ISBN 978-91-631-2757-1, Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Manó House
  6. Code. Lars O Ericsson och Linda Rampell. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2003) ISBN 91-631-4276-7
  7. Claesson Koivisto Rune: The Models. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2005) ISBN 978-91-631-6650-1
  8. Odysseus. A graphic Design Novel by Gábor Palotai. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2007) ISBN 978-91-631-6651-8
  9. Gábor Palotai: 111 Posters. Gestalten Verlag (2007) ISBN 978-91-976557-0-5, Die Gestalten Verlag
  10. Linda Rampell: Designdarwinismen. Gabor Palotai Publisher 2007 ISBN 9789197655712
  11. Linda Rampell: Freud med skalpell. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2008) ISBN 9789197655729
  12. Linda Rampell: Designatlas. Reissue. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2013) ISBN 978-91-637-3973-6
  13. Gábor Palotai: Zoo. Gabor Palotai Publisher (2017) ISBN 978-91-639-2433-0

Examples of references[edit]

  • AGI.
  • Graphic Design for the 21st Century. 100 of the World’s Best Graphic Designers. Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Taschen 2003. Pages 230–235 ISBN 3-8228-1605-1.
  • European Design Awards 2013 Celebrating Creative Brilliance (participating) ISBN 978-960-98284-5-1.
  • Contemporary Graphic Design. Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Taschen 2007. Pages 396–399 ISBN 9783822852699.
  • Grids. Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris. AVA publishing, 2008. Pages 3, 86–89, 148–151, 160–161 ISBN 978-2-940411-92-4.
  • Who’s Who in Design. The Leading Designers of the World, ed. Peter Zec, Red Dot Edition, Vol 1, Vol 2 (2003). Pages 276–277, Vol 3 (2007) pages 262–263.
  • Novum, World of Graphic Design, München 07/12. Pages 50–51.
  • Novum, World of Graphic Design, München 06/07. Pages. 62–65.
  • Novum, World of Graphic Design, Gabor Palotai.
  • TipoGráfica, Buenos Aires, June/July 2/2, 005. Pages 16–23.
  • Eva Atle Bjarnestam De formade 1900–talet, 2005. Page 173 ISBN 91-27-10778-7.
  • Octogon. Architecture & Design, Budapest, 2005/2
  • Étapes: design et culture visuelle, Paris 07/2004, parade en noir et blanc. Page 53.
  • Print. May/June 2007. Page 143.
  • BLUEPRINT, June 2005. Page 82-84.
  • Kobra / SVT, Interview with Gábor Palotai in His Studio by Malik Bendjelloul, 2004.
  • Poster Design. Big Size Visuals, selected by Marc Gimenez, Instituto Monsa de Ediciones, Barcelona 2011. Pages 64–71 ISBN 978-8415223030.
  • Los Logos, ed. Robert Klanten and Nicolas Bourquin, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2004. Pages 58, 91, 133, 134 ISBN 978-3-89955-055-9.
  • It's A Matter of Packaging edited by Victionary 2005 (participating).
  • Romantik, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2003 (participating).
  • Bo Bergström, Effektiv visuell kommunikation, Carlssons Bokförlag 2012. Pages 133, 270, 274 ISBN 978-91-7331-507-4.
  • Pictogram and Icon Graphics, ed. Ami Miyazaki, PIE Book, Tokyo, 2002 (participating) ISBN 4-89444-214-0.
  • 2013 International Poster Exhibition, Korea, 2014. Page 183.
  • Nordic Graphic Designers. Arvinius Förlag, 2011. Pages 128–135 ISBN 978-9185689224.
  • Peternák Miklós, Gabor Palotai, Maximizing the Audience
  • Gabor Palotai Design, Red Dot.
  • International Yearbook Communikation Design. 2013/2014 Red Dot Edition. Pages 150,151.
  • International Yearbook Communikation Design. 2012/2013 Red Dot Edition. Pages 207, 363.
  • International Yearbook Communikation Design. 2010/2011 Red Dot Edition. Pages 150, 153, 204, 367, 453 ISBN 978-3-89939-117-6.
  • International Yearbook Communikation Design. 2007/2008 Red Dot Edition. Pages 340, 351.
  • International Yearbook Communikation Design. 2005/2006 Red Dot Edition. Page 257.
  • International Yearbook Communikation Design. 2003/2004 Red Dot Edition. Pages 158, 216, 217 ISBN 3-929638-81-9.
  • Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2009. German Design Council. Pages 481, 485 ISBN 978-3-89939-117-6.
  • Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2007. German Design Council. Page 361.
  • Lotta Lewenhaupt, "Text eller snarare Betraktelse, Gabor Palotai's utställning, Unreadable Patterns".
  • Gábor Palotai, 111 Posters (2007) ISBN 978-91-976557-0-5.
  • Margareta Artsman, "Grafisk bortom alla ord", SvD 7/12 2007.
  • Maria Papaefstathiu,"Gabor Palotai Design", Graphic Art News 9/5 2009.
  • Lászlo Beke, "A Progresszív magyar fotó", Imago Winter No. 3.1996/97.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Zec (ed.) Who's Who in Design, The Leading Designers of the World, p. 276 (2004) ISBN 9783899860023
  2. ^ Marta Almeida (2012), pp. 50–51, NOVUM July 2012 ISSN 1438-1753
  3. ^ Axel Mörner (2014), pp. 4–9, Dagens Industri Weekend March 7, 2014
  4. ^ AGI http://a-g-i.org/member-work/profile/377
  5. ^ Gabor Palotai Design http://www.gaborpalotai.com
  6. ^ Nordic Graphic Designers. Arvinius Förlag, 2011. pp. 128–135 ISBN 978-9185689224
  7. ^ Fiell, Charlotte; Fiell, Peter, eds. (2003). Design Graphique Au 21e Siécle (Graphic design for the 21st Century). Cologne, Germany: Taschen. pp. 230–235. ISBN 978-3-8228-1605-9. 
  8. ^ Gavin Ambrose & Paul Harris (2008), Basic Grids pp. 3, 86–89, 148–151,160–161, AVA Publishing 2nd Edition 2012 ISBN 978-2-940411-92-4
  9. ^ Gábor Palotai: Maximizing the Audience (The Book) Gingko Press (2000) ISBN 978-91-973912-3-8
  10. ^ Gábor Palotai, 111 Posters (2007) ISBN 978-91-976557-0-5
  11. ^ Peter Gyllan, (2007), pp. 62–65, NOVUM June 2007 ISSN 1438-1753
  12. ^ Topor Tünde, "The Designer Is Like a...", Interview with Gabor Palotai, Art Magazine, #88 2016/4, Pages 12-19 http://artmagazin.hu/artmagazin_hirek/the_designer_is_like_a.3505.html?pageid=119
  13. ^ Miklos Peternak, "Gabor Palotai", Center for Culture & Communication, c3, Budapest http://www.c3.hu/galeria/maximizing_the_audience/index_en.html

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