Štorm FrantišekCzech Republic * 1966

Štorm František

Born: 3. 7. 1966 Lives and works in Prague, South Bohemia and South Goa. Studies: 1982-1985 High school of Arts in Prague 1985-91 The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, prof. Jan Solpera Teaching: 1991-95 assistant of prof. Jan Solpera at the Type & Typography studio, The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and also in 2002-03. 2003 - 2008 head of Type & Typography studio, AAAD in Prague Business: 1993-4 founded Storm Type Foundry 2004 opened the first Czech online font shop www.stormtype.com Exhibitions: During his creative career FŠ exposed his work on several group exhibitions together with Czech designers, and on single exhibitions. 1998 galerie „Die Aktualität des Schönen“ in Liberec (Czech) František Štorm: Typography and design 2000 Mexico City, together with other Czech graphic designers 2006 München (Germany), Czech Centre, Typography 2009 St. Gallen (Switzerland), Typography 2009 Kašperské Hory (Czech), Watercolor paintings from India 2011 Horká vana club České Budějovice (Czech), Woodcuts and illustrations 2013 Křič Fest (brewery festival), Watercolor paintings from India Work: since 1993 till present times: book designs for Vetus Via publishers (Czech) since 1993 till 2007: editorial design and illustrations for „Lázeňský Host“ - czech underground magazine published by Regula Pragensis since 1995 till 2006 graphic design for Togga publishers (Czech) 2011 – 2013 illustrations and graphic design for collected works of H. P. Lovecraft in five volumes for „Plus“ publisher (Czech) Books: 2008 - Eseje o Typografii / Revolver Revue, (published in Czech language so far). Since 1993 till present times continually issues printed brochures and catalogues to new typefaces Other Activities: 1987 co-founded metal band Master's Hammer, which in course of time turned out as to be a significant contribution to world's underground Black Metal development. The band split in 1992. Renewed as studio project in 2009 with the album „Mantras“, followed by „Vracejte Konve na Místo“ in 2012, and „Vagus Vetus“ in 2014. FŠ does album the band's albums design as well. Awards: 2001 “Excellent Product of the Year” by Design Center of the Czech Republic (TypoKatalog 2000) 2004 MyFonts Best Fonts of 2004, MyFonts Rising Star (Andulka) 2005 MyFonts Best Fonts of 2005 (Etelka typeface) 2008 Type Directors Club TDC2 Type System (Anselm typefaces) 2008 Typographica Favorite Typefaces of 2008 (Baskerville Original Pro) 2008 International Type Design Competition "Modern Cyrillic", (Moyenage typefaces) 2009 Typographica Favorite Typefaces of 2008 (Moyenage, Comenia Serif) 2009 „Еseje o typografii“book nominated for Magnesia Litera 2012 Golden Angel Award - rock section / Czech TV (Master's Hammer - Vracejte Konve na Místo) Typefaces timeline: 1988 Regent 1993 Alcoholica, Bahnof 1994 Genre, Ideal Gothic, Mramor, Negro 1995 Tyfa Antikva (with Josef Týfa) 1996 DynaGrotesk, Excelsor Script, Regula Old Face, Tenebra 1997 Jannon, Mediaeval, Serapion 1998 Farao, Lexon Gothic, Modell, Splendid Quartett, Traktoretka 1999 Aichel, Antique Ancienne, Antique Moderne, Antique Regent, Preissig Antikva, Zeppelin 2000 Baskerville Original Pro, Biblon, Compur, Lobcziowes, Patzcuaro, Plagwitz, Solpera (with Jan Solpera) 2001 Cobra, John Sans, Hercules, Pentagraf 2002 Teuton, Walbaum 10 2003 Sebastian 2004 Andulka Serif, Metron (with Marek Pistora), Politic, Tusar 2005 Areplos (With Jan Solpera), Amor Sans, Amor Serif, Etelka 2006 Comenia Serif, Pivo, Technomat, Vida 2007 Anselm Sans, Anselm Serif, Academica, Gallus Konzept, Hexenrunen, Stencilul 2008 Briefmarken, Defender, Moyenage, Regula 2009 Header, Lokal Script (custom fonts for Lokál restaurants), Moyenage Sans 2010 Bhang, Fenix, Rondka, Walbaum 120, W. Grotesk 2011 Andulka Sans, Enamelplate, Friedhof, Splendid Sans, Chric (custom fonts for Chříč brewery) 2012 Clara Sans and Clara Serif (with Rostislav Vaněk), Hammertone, Trivia Grotesk, Trivia Sans, Trivia Serif, Trivia Slab 2013 Josef Sans, Rooftile, Trivia Gothic, Trivia Humanist 2013 – Storm Type Library of typefaces reached the number of 1.000 single fonts. 2014 Pepone, StCroce, Lobec (custom fonts for Lobeč brewery) 2015 Quercus Sans, Quercus Serif, Quercus Ten, Quercus Whiteline