Aleš Najbrt (1962) studied typography and book design at professor Jan Solpera’s studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1982–1988). At the beginning of 90s he was an art director of Reflex, an influential Czech weekly, and soon he started his own magazine, Raut. In 1994, together with Pavel Lev, he founded Studio Najbrt. For his film and theatre posters, books and various other works he’s received numerous awards, including Grand Prix at the Brno Biennial 1996, bronze medal of The Tokyo Typedirectors Club 1997, Czech Grand Design 2007, several Most Beautiful Czech Book Awards and Czech Lion Awards for best film poster and The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brno Biennial 2014. Apart from his design career, since the mid-‘80s, he’s been active as an actor and performer, performing with Sklep Theatre, the comic trio Tros Sketos, the artistic duo Thomas & Ruhller, and the music group M.T.O. Universal Praha.