HEJ,

I’m Tamas Horvath,
a Budapest-based
freelance graphic designer
and front-end developer.
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  • I'm a Budapest-based freelance graphic designer.

    My fields of expertise include creating artworks and visuals for more than 7 years now.

    I'm also focused on digital media, developing website and app layouts, front-end development and UX/UI.
  • LINKS E-mail
    Instagram
    Dots
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  • EDUCATION École d'Art Maryse Eloy (Visart Paris), Budapest
    BA Graphic and Digital Design
  • CLIENTS The Criterion Collection
    Magvető
    Amnesty International
    Viacom
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Kolorádó
    Budapest Showcase Hub
    That Magenta Colored T
    Saudi Aramco
    DDB
    Sony Mobile
  • I'm a Budapest-based freelance graphic designer.

    My fields of expertise include creating artworks and visuals for more than 7 years now.

    I'm also focused on digital media, developing website and app layouts, front-end development and UX/UI.
  • LINKS E-mail
    Instagram
    Dots
    Tumblr
  • EDUCATION École d'Art Maryse Eloy (Visart Paris), Budapest
    BA Graphic and Digital Design
  • CLIENTS The Criterion Collection
    Magvető
    Amnesty International
    Viacom
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Kolorádó
    Budapest Showcase Hub
    That Magenta Colored T
    Saudi Aramco
    DDB
    Sony Mobile
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Fekete Zaj 2018
Brand identity and promotional elements, such as posters and social media items for Fekete Zaj (Black Noise), an independent underground music festival located in the mountains of Matra, Hungary. Here the goal was to create a framework that organizers can use and easily alter for a wide scale of purposes. Another important visual aspect was to reflect to the atmosphere of the in-forest location and the industrial / electronic / post-punk music scene of the festival.
Branding, Layout, Photography
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Fekete Zaj 2020
A refreshed, streamlined logo and visual identity for the 2020 iteration of the festival.
Branding, Layout, Photography
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Accidental Clichés
Accidental Clichés is an experiment around basic geometrical shapes inspired by the ornamental forms and Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv, blended with photos I took of Israeli landscapes on my trip back in 2017. This zine was made for Bergen Art Fair 2017 and printed in a small newspaper-like format of 32 pages, 210mm x 297mm, 55gsm, limited to 100 copies.
Editorial, Layout, Photography
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Paraphrase
Paraphrase is an on-going experiment I’m started working on back in 2012. The aim of this project is to translate my photographs of characteristic architectural lines into the minimalist language of geometrical forms. It started as a lines-only illustration series, but since then it went through several iterations - as the number of subjects grows, I’m constantly looking for a visual form and concept that fits the purpose of this project.

The list of buildings and locations:
1. Schneeberg Visitor Center - Austria 2. Swimming Pool - Szombathely, Hungary 3. Wooden cottage - Lofoten, Norway 4. Shopping mall near Bukit Bintang - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - NYC, USA 6. White City - Tel Aviv, Israel 7. Oslo Opera House - Norway 8. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - NYC, USA 9. Monument to the WWII Yugoslav Partisan detachment - Belgrade, Serbia 10. Oslo Opera House - Norway
Illustration, Photography
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Stalker
A collaboration with the legendary Criterion Collection for the re-release of Andrei Tarkovsky’s timeless classic, Stalker. The goal was to build a bridge between Stalker’s cinematography and modern graphic design by using Tarkovsky’s photography, and to expand that with minimalistic illustrations. This involved making a limited-edition poster and a Blu-Ray box set, including the wrap, inserts, discs and menus.
Illustration, Layout
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68˚ North
This small-run zine collects a selected range of photographs I took on Lofoten Islands, Norway, in the Autumn of 2014. Created for Bergen Art Fair 2015 and printed in a newspaper-like format of 52 pages, 375mm x 520mm, 55gsm. The zine was sold together with a custom-made tote bag, which can be seen in the last picture.
Editorial, Layout, Photography
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FAVS
Logo and a series of covers for Berlin-based producer and DJ, Ferdinand Weber’s monthly podcast series called F A V S. Here the concept was to make different illustrations using geometrical forms for each session, while keeping the 3 colors and the style consistent through the whole series.
Branding, Illustration, Layout
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Geometric studies
Follow up on a previous project, 36 Days of Type, I tried to use the experiences I gathered during the 36-day challenge, and extend that visual atmosphere a little further. As before, I wanted to create 2D images, using only very few colours and strict geometric elements that can also be seen as 3D objects.
Illustration
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Magvető
#1
Szép versek and Körkép are annual anthology books released since 1963 by one of the largest Hungarian publishing company, Magvető. Szép versek is a collection of poems, while Körkép contains several short novels. The covers are made by different collaborators every year and here I had the honour to design the 2018 edition of the series.
Illustration, Layout
Magvető
#2
Artwork for the European Union Prize for Literature winning author Viktor Horváth’s third book, Möbion.
TL;DR
Satan is bored from eternal life, so he starts fucking with drugs to feel humble for a few hours.
Illustration, Layout
Magvető
#3
Book artwork for Boldizsár Fehér’s first release, Vak Majom (Blind Monkey).
TL;DR
Guy inherits a billion dollar company, leaves all the decisions to the accountants.
Illustration, Layout
Magvető
#4
Artwork for the re-release of Arthur Koestler’s anti-totalitarian masterpiece, Darkness at Noon.
TL;DR
During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an ageing revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation.
Illustration, Layout
Magvető
#5
Cover for the Hungarian release of Spanish writer, Rafael Chirbes’ famous novel about the Spanish recession, On the Edge (En la orilla).
TL;DR
On the Edge is a monumental fresco of a brutal contemporary Spain in free fall
Illustration, Layout
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Kolorádó Festival
Webdesign, Layout, Sitebuild
Danyi Krisztina
Webdesign, Layout, Sitebuild
Szabad Terek
Sitebuild
Chez Dodo
Sitebuild
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Makrohang
Various flyers and tour posters created for the Hungarian instrumental math-jazz band Makrohang between 2015 and '16. Here, I used my photographs and some generative versions of them made with Processing. These images were often augmented by vector illustrations to match their noisy but incredibly precise music. The rest of the posters can be seen here while you can check their music here.
Illustration, Layout, Photography
#2
Shigeto
Posters for Shigeto's (Ghostly Int.) second concert at the A38 boat in Budapest, 2015.
Illustration, Layout
#3
IAMYANK
Poster for their live act at Trafo house.
Layout, Illustration
#4
Morningdeer
Various flyers made for the lovely morningdeer, using some of the photos I took of her back in 2013. Krisztina Dányi, a.k.a. morningdeer, is a Hungarian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Her sound has been categorised as art-rock, baroque pop and experimental noise.
Layout, Photography
#5
Makrohang
A pre-recorded, custom made video set for Makrohang that was used in addition to their concerts during the Europe tour in 2015 and also on their show together with Shigeto. The videos mainly showcases video footage I took and then edited with Processing.
Photography, Video
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Noon Pacific
Cover for NP’s weekly edition, made back in 2015. Noon Pacific is a daily podcast with more than 250.000 listeners. You can check their sessions here by clicking here.
Layout, Photography
Kőszívű Ember Fiai
Photo-based artwork for the latest EP of Hungarian pan-desert rock band Kőszívű Ember Fiai. You can listen to the EP here.
Layout, Photography
Ferdinand Weber
Ferdinand Weber is a Berlin-based producer and DJ. I designed several artworks for his releases since 2016, including Sun and I Can Love You.
Illustration, Layout, Photography
Morningdeer
Artwork for the first chapter of long-time collaborator morningdeer’s EP, ‘The Four Painters’.
Layout, Photography
Hey Exit
Hey Exit is an experimental project of Brendan Landis, a Brooklyn-based musician. I was invited to create artwork for his record, which was released as a cassette in 2014. You can pick up one here.
Illustration