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Prof. Todor Vardjiev

Prof. Todor Vardjiev
bg Bulgaria

1943 – Born on January 16 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
1965-1966 – National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1966-1967 – Herder Institut, Leipzig, Germany.
1967-1972 – MA in the book design and graphic design, under Professor Albert Kapr, Ph.D., and Professor Walter Schiller, Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany.
1994 – Creative specialization at Cite International des Arts, Paris.
From 1975 – Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor at the National Academy of Art, Sofia.
1972-1975 – Art Editor at the Narodna Mladezh [National Youth] Publishing House, Sofia.
He is working in the sphere of graphic design and advertising, book design, type design and calligraphy, posters, trade marks and corporative design, philatelic graphic, heraldry.
He is the author of the graphic design of the new Bulgarian identity documents: passports, identity cards, driving licenses, visa stickers.
The author of the trade marks of: the Ministry of the Environment; the National Academy of Art, Sofia; the Communication Strategy for Membership of Bulgaria in the European Union; Sport Toto; the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria; the International Technical Fair in Plovdiv; Bulgaria Air Airway Company; the National System of Communications; to mention just a few.
He is the author of the iconostasis in the Church of St Vincenzo and Anastasio on the Fontana di Trevi Square in Rome.
Participation and awards at national and international exhibitions and biennials of graphic design and the art of book publishing and scripts in Belgium, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Finland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Cuba and Romania.
International awards:
1976 – 10th International Competition on a Health Subject, Italy – an honorary plaque.
1977 and 1982 – International Fair of Books IBA, Leipzig – a Bronze Medal and an Honorary Diploma.
1980 and 1984 – The 9th and the 11th Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno – a Gold and a Silver Medal.
1985 – International Competition of Poster, Moscow – an honorary diploma.
International participations:
1984 – Lecture on “The Art of the Bulgarian Book and Script” at a symposium of the Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno.
1990 – Curator of the Bulgarian participation in the Bodoni Salve 250 International Exhibition, Berlin.
1992 – One-man exhibition in Moscow on the occasion of May 24, organized by the Ministry of Culture.
1992 – Member of a jury at an international competition “The Best Books from All Over the World”, organized by The Art of Book Publishing Foundation, Frankfurt on the Mein.
1995 – One-man exhibition featuring calligraphic demonstrations, Berlin.
2003 – Inauguration of the Faith, Hope and Love sculptural composition in the gardens of the Vatican and the iconostasis in the Church of St Vincenzo and Anastasio on the Fontana di Trevi Square in Rome.
2003 – Calligraphic demonstration at Europalia 2003, Brussels.
2006 – Lecture on Modern Graphic Design in Bulgaria – First Symposium on Graphic Design, Amman, J...



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Prof. Todor Vardjiev

Prof. Todor Vardjiev

1943 – Born on January 16 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
1965-1966 – National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1966-1967 – Herder Institut, Leipzig, Germany.
1967-1972 – MA in the book design and graphic design, under Professor Albert Kapr, Ph.D., and Professor Walter Schiller, Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany.
1994 – Creative specialization at Cite International des Arts, Paris.
From 1975 – Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor at the National Academy of Art, Sofia.
1972-1975 – Art Editor at the Narodna Mladezh [National Youth] Publishing House, Sofia.
He is working in the sphere of graphic design and advertising, book design, type design and calligraphy, posters, trade marks and corporative design, philatelic graphic, heraldry.
He is the author of the graphic design of the new Bulgarian identity documents: passports, identity cards, driving licenses, visa stickers.
The author of the trade marks of: the Ministry of the Environment; the National Academy of Art, Sofia; the Communication Strategy for Membership of Bulgaria in the European Union; Sport Toto; the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria; the International Technical Fair in Plovdiv; Bulgaria Air Airway Company; the National System of Communications; to mention just a few.
He is the author of the iconostasis in the Church of St Vincenzo and Anastasio on the Fontana di Trevi Square in Rome.
Participation and awards at national and international exhibitions and biennials of graphic design and the art of book publishing and scripts in Belgium, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Finland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Cuba and Romania.
International awards:
1976 – 10th International Competition on a Health Subject, Italy – an honorary plaque.
1977 and 1982 – International Fair of Books IBA, Leipzig – a Bronze Medal and an Honorary Diploma.
1980 and 1984 – The 9th and the 11th Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno – a Gold and a Silver Medal.
1985 – International Competition of Poster, Moscow – an honorary diploma.
International participations:
1984 – Lecture on “The Art of the Bulgarian Book and Script” at a symposium of the Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno.
1990 – Curator of the Bulgarian participation in the Bodoni Salve 250 International Exhibition, Berlin.
1992 – One-man exhibition in Moscow on the occasion of May 24, organized by the Ministry of Culture.
1992 – Member of a jury at an international competition “The Best Books from All Over the World”, organized by The Art of Book Publishing Foundation, Frankfurt on the Mein.
1995 – One-man exhibition featuring calligraphic demonstrations, Berlin.
2003 – Inauguration of the Faith, Hope and Love sculptural composition in the gardens of the Vatican and the iconostasis in the Church of St Vincenzo and Anastasio on the Fontana di Trevi Square in Rome.
2003 – Calligraphic demonstration at Europalia 2003, Brussels.
2006 – Lecture on Modern Graphic Design in Bulgaria – First Symposium on Graphic Design, Amman, Jordan.
2006 – Prize of National exposition of Book design, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2006 – 2007 - Visiting Professor in Applied Science University in Amman, Jordan.
2007 - Lecture “The Cyrillic Alphabet – the New Alphabet in the European Union” on the Leipziger Typotage 2007 (Typo forum 2007 in Leipzig).
2008 – Post stamps issue “International Polar Year 2007/2008”.
2008 - Lecture “The Bulgarian Cyrillic Alphabet – a new Identification in the European Union” in Strassburg.
Honorary member of the Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno.
Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and of the Council of Experts with the Union of Bulgarian Artists.
Member of the Council of Experts on Stamp Issuing with the State Agency of Information Technologies and Communications.
His materials and works have been published in the books:
Dreven i savremenen bulgarski shrift [Old and Contemporary Bulgarian Script] (Professor Vassil Yonchev, Ph.D., Sofia, 1982), Azbukata ot Pliska, Kirilitsata i Glagolitsata [The Alphabet from Pliska, the Cyrillic and the Glagolithic Alphabet] (Professor Vassil Yonchev, Ph. D., Sofia, 1997), Bulgarskiyat plakat [The Bulgarian Poster] (Svetlin Bossilkov, Sofia, 1973), Entsiklopenia na izobrazitelnite izkustva v Bulgaria [Encyclopedia of the Fine Arts in Bulgaria] (N. Trufeshev, Sofia, 1980), Koi koi e v bulgarskata kultura [Who’s Who in Bulgarian Culture], (Trud Publishing House), Who’s Who in Graphic Design (Zurich, 1994), Uber das Vergnuegen Buecher zu machen (Leipzig, 1995), Typography When What Who (Cologne, 1998) – consulting selector, Pismo ve vitvarne vychove (Prague, 1985), Livre des triennales de l’affiche politique (Mons, 1998).
Some of his works have been published in the magazines: NOVUM, Germany, TYPOGRAPHIE, Germany, NEUE WERBUNG, Germany; IDEA, Japan, DESIGN JOURNAL, Seoul; OCCIDENTE, Italy; TYPOGRAFIA, the Czech Republic; PROJECT, Poland; INTERPRESSGRAFIK, Hungary; GRAFIKSANATI, Turkey; IZKUSTVO [ART], Sofia; PROMISHLENA ESTETIKA I DEKORATIVNO IZKUSTVO [INDUSTRIAL AESTHETICS AND DECORATIVE ART], Sofia, POLIGRAFIA [POLYGRAPHY], Sofia, FILATELEN PREGLED [PHILATELIC REVIEW], Sofia.
Works of his are shown in galleries, museums and by private individuals in Sofia, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, New York, Tokyo, Brno, Mons, Moscow, Montivillier, Cairo, the Vatican.
He is living and working in Sofia.
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Prof. Todor Vardjiev
J.K. Mladost - Musageniza, Bl. 99, Entr.10, ap. 174,
1797 Sofia, BULGARIA

1976 – 10th International Competition on a Health Subject, Italy – an honorary plaque.
1977 and 1982 – International Fair of Books IBA, Leipzig – a Bronze Medal and an Honorary Diploma.
1980 and 1984 – The 9th and the 11th Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno – a Gold and a Silver Medal.
1985 – International Competition of Poster, Moscow – an honorary diploma.