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David Istvan (*Cluj-Napoca, 17.07.1982), born in Romania, of Hungarian origin, received his MFA from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca; department of Painting. After exploring into drawing, painting and stencils he devoted himself to digital medium and discovered a new and influential tool, the illustration. In 2010, in Ljubljana, he began a three-year co-operation with the cult Slovene magazine Tribuna, where his socially-responsible, philosophical, political and provocative illustrations and graphic works found their proper place. During the time of this co-operation, Tribuna received 5 awards for the visual image, amongst others in 2010 he also received the Silver Bra for the artist’s Pavlov Dogs animation, at the Magdalena festival in Maribor. Also received a Certificate of Typographic excellence for being part of the Annual Type Directors Club Exhibition for 2014 with Tribuna Newspaper from TDC (Type Directors Club) New York. His illustrations were represented at Moderna Galerija (Museum of Modern Art) ,Ljubljana in 2015, within the “Tribuna; a nice newspaper” exhibition and the exhibition “Newspapers are Dead, Long Live Newspapers! Tribuna 2009-2013” (Novine su mrtve, živele novine!” Tribuna 2009-2013) at the G 12 HUB gallery in Belgrade in 2013 as well as in 2011 at the 5th Biennial of Slovene visual communications. Other important co-operations include the magazines Emzin and Razpotja, the newspaper supplement Objektiv and the publishing house Mladinska knjiga. Since 2017 he started to collaborate with political magazine Roar from Netherlands. In his attempt to connect his artwork with gallery spaces, he has discovered infinite creative possibilities to experiment in the collage technique and continues to explore the painting, drawing and print mediums. In the last five years he took part in three solo exhibitions at the Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana; the Centre for Sonoric Arts at Vodnikova domačija, Ljubljana (together with Colin Black); the Gallery Stolpa Škrlovec, Kranj, as well as numerous group exhibitions e.g. Art Metropolis art fair at Kibla Portal, Maribor; the International Comics festival, Belgrade; the Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna; Anaid Gallery, Bucareste, the Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum; K. O. K. E. M. Contemporary Art Museum and Gallery, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania; H’art Gallery, Bucharest … ) He is represented by Umer Artist Agency for illustration in Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Croatia. davidistvan.comLocked Pro Plan feature
ROAR is an independent journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for real democracy.
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Tribuna is a student monthly newspaper produced by students, based in Ljubljana. It was first published in 1951. Shut down for almost ten years Tribuna came back in December 2009. What really sets it apart from the others is the amount of space and power given to visual content and the strong cooperation between editors working on visual and text. Tribuna wants to challenge the usual relationship between what is written and what is drawn and attempt to make an image out of the text and text out of the image. Our experiments and different approaches are always connected with the content and follow a different content-visual concept each month. Good results are always a consequence of teamwork between text and visual editors. Custom typeface Tribunal is designed by Aljaz Vindis. Tribuna has simple but strong modular grid system that offers various layouts for each issue but keeps it recognizable all along. Format: A3 DIN standard Technique: Offset full color 1/1 or 2/2 In November 2011, Tribuna was awarded the Brumen Award at the 5. Biannual of Slovene visual communication, among a selection of newspapers and magazines. In addition, it has also been given the highest recognition of the Biennial: the Grand Brumen Award.
MFA from the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca; department of Painting.
Certificate of Typographic excellence for being part of the Annual Type Directors Club Exhibition for 2014 with Tribuna Newspaper from TDC (Type Directors Club) New York.
In 2013 Tribuna Newspaper won a special mention award for the newspapers and magazines category at the 6th Biennial of the Slovene Visual Communications.
2012 Tribuna Cult Newspaper got a honorary diploma at the 11th edition of the "International Exhibition of Graphic Design and Visual Communications" 2012 March Zagreb, Croatia.
2011 together with the Tribuna Cult Newspaper editors team (Aljaz Kosir, Aljaz Vindis, Nejc Prah, Klemen Ilovar) won the Grand Brumen Award for best work of the Biennial at the 5th Biennial of the Slovene Visual Communications. In the Newspapers and Magazines categories we also won the award.
2010 - 2nd prize at Magdalena, International Festival of Creative Communication/ in the Creative Media Content for the web category with the "Pavlov Dogs"- animation. Maribor/ Slovenia.