Grupa Ee

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Grupa Ee
http://www.ee-grupa.com/
ee-skupina@googlegroups.com
Tabor 14, SI-1000 Ljubljana
RegionSI-1
Managed byEe Institute






Grupa Ee was founded in 2005 in Ljubljana. This independent design collective is run by Mina Fina (Mina Žabnikar), Damjan Ilić, and Ivian Kan Mujezinović. Clients in the cultural field include theaters, galleries, museums, and publishers. The collective’s more experimental work hovers on the boundary between design and artistic intervention. Grupa Ee is based in Ljubljana.

About

Regarded as one of the most creative teams in Slovenia, Grupa Ee joins together graphic designers, video makers, illustrators, musicians, and other creative minds. They all share similar aesthetics and value a stimulating working process, their work is fresh, vivid, and even a bit provocative. The current team includes Damjan Ilić, Ivian Kan Mujezinović, and Mina Fina, with the occasional participation of other graphic designers.

Work

Although members of the group are designing some of their projects individually, they benefit from working in a team through sharing their experience and views on design in general, as well as a studio space. Together they designed the corporate identity for the Glej Theatre and info-graphics for the 2010 Month of Design. With the group Sindikat they presented the project Work-in-progress at the Škuc Gallery, printing and binding their own artist's book on-site.

Their name is constantly present at the Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications and their work has been presented at numerous other exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. Among them: Work from Slovenia in Brno (2008) and Zagreb (2009); Type Directors Club 55th Awards Exhibition in New York (2009). Through lectures they also presented themselves at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2009) and Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht (2008).

Members

Mina Fina simultaneously works on many ongoing projects from purely artistic and personal to editorial design, for years being the art director of the Hiše Magazine. She also shares a passion for VJ-ing that started within her collaboration with the cultural association CodeEp and later continued with the Sindikat and Smetnjak collective. One of her recent projects include a limited edition CD box with set of photos for Irena Tomažin experimental music project.

Damjan Ilić and Ivian Kan Mujezinović are best known for their constant re-design of the weekly Mladina Magazine; they have also designed posters for Kamfest festival. Ivian is a member of the band Čao Portorož, and responsible for CD-covers of several Slovene bands, Katalena, and Srečna mladina among them.

Ex member Žiga Testen has gained experience at the prestigious Jan van Eyck Academie, focusing on theoretical aspects of design. His work is concentrated on graphic and catalogue design for different cultural associations, galleries, and artists, to mention only Kapsula Gallery, National Museum of Slovenia, and the Naked Stage International Improvisational Theatre Festival, and the upgraded website of Maska Institute. He now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Ex member Ajdin Bašić decided upon his own practice in 2010.

Awards

There is a long list of awards linking to Grupa Ee, among them is also the Certificate of Typography Excellence (TDC New York), Brumen "Honorable Mention", and Prešeren Student Award. In October 2019, Grupa Ee was awarded the silver Austrian Cultural Award for designing the visual image for Steirischer Herbst, an interdisciplinary festival of contemporary art in Graz, Austria.

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