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The website AdvanceDesign has been created from the very beginning as a space for the presentation of graphic design with no connection to a particular studio or person.
This is itself very treacherous. Applied design is always formed by extra-disciplinary factors and never works just by itself. It is like an ocean shaped not by water, but by its surroundings: the mineral matter, gravitation in conjunction with the rotation of the earth and especially the Sun unleashing the circulation of H2O. Similarly, design is also influenced by its surroundings: its history, which originates elsewhere – at the departments of history of art, subsequently by the requirements of the client and last but not least by modern technologies.
To put it simply – any presentation of graphic design inevitably faces the fundamental problem of large quantities of material connected only by the quality of formal expression. And it is precisely this large quantity of form which devalues graphic design to an ocean which repeats itself monotonously until the individual abandons any effort to move a few steps ahead. The result is resignation and submission.
The founders of AdvanceDesign (Petr Bosák and Robert Jansa) have nevertheless taken the plunge, or in other words have fully realised the dangers of such a presentation, so that they focused the website on creating a community connected not only professionally, but also personally.
AdvanceDesign provides its users with the possibility to present their work and create a long-term portfolio as well as to share in areas outside their graphic work.
The website thus becomes an ocean and ceases to be an unknown place. Everything is known. All influences. Not only those obvious at first sight, but also those which endow everything with meaning.
From sharing a photo of a poster on a wall, so that design becomes definitively applied, to sharing a photo of a newly born child.
AdvanceDesign will (hopefully become a platform that will stand out both locally as well as formally in terms of graphic design and in the long term it will formulate the ideas of all its users.