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Andreja Brulc is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with a strong interest in typography and in combining illustration with photography, typography, traditional techniques such as hand-printing, stitching and patchwork, embroidery, knitting and crocheting, and also industrial materials such as sandpaper and scrim tape. She completed an MA in Art History at University College London, and worked in the Exhibitions Department at the Royal Academy of Arts for nearly ten years. After studying design, typography, illustration and printmaking at London College of Communications, she won a public competition to become principal cover designer and illustrator for Beletrina, a major literary imprint of the Slovene book publisher Študentska založba in 2007. She has created nearly 200 titles for this imprint and was given an award of excellence for these covers at the 4th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications (2009) . She further designed a book as a special edition in conjunction with an exhibition at International Centre for Graphic Arts (MGLC) in Ljubljana (2009). Her illustration won a competition in the Arts Council sponsored project for a book cover published by Myriad Editions (2009). She was nominated a Honorary Member of the Slovene Design Society for 2010 and exhibited her work with the members in the Reader-friendly Design exhibition (2010). She won the highest funding award given to an illustrator for 2010 by the Association of the Slovene Fine Artists’ Societies.

Her illustrations were selected for the 8. Slovene Biennial of Illustration (2008-9), the 10th International Biennial of Illustration (45th Golden Pen of Belgrade) (2009), the 3rd Croatian Biennial of Children’s Illustration (2010) and 9. Slovene Biennial of Illustration (2010-11). In addition to the numerous exhibitions, she also participated in the ground-breaking Random Project on experimental typography, which was organised in conjunction with the London Design Festival in 2006 – the postcard Drink was further shown in the exhibition as part of the Great British Design? conference at St Bride’s Library (2007). Her type tart card was included in the Typographical Tart Card show at KK Outlet in London (2009), which toured to the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge (2010) (the project organised Type, Wallpaper and St Bride’s Library). She initiated an art installation – an experimental typographical project Baptism at the River Savica – which was well received by the media including TV Slovenia 1,  and created wall murals that served as a background to the photographic project The Reader by Domen Grögl – both projects were realised in conjuction with the Študenska založba’s Festival Fabula 2010, the central event of Ljubljana time as UNESCO World Book Capital 2010.

An exhibition Book Covers for Beletrina took place in London at Dreamspace Gallery  (3-9 Oct 2010). It was accompanied by a children’s creative workshop and literary event. It was reviewed in Design Week. The recent solo show, Sketchbook for a Journey (25 Aug – 10 Sep 2011), took place at Knjižnica Ivana Potrča in Ptuj, Slovenia, and was also accompanied by a children’s creative workshop, both in conjunction with the Days of Poetry and Wine Festival 2011.

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  1. […] Andreja Brulc is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. She completed an MA in Art History at University College London, and worked in the Exhibitions Department at the Royal Academy of Arts for nearly ten years. She won a public competition to become the principal cover designer for a major literary imprint of the Slovene book publisher Študentska založba, for whom she has now created nearly 200 titles. […]


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