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Atelje.Balant d.o.o.
Poljanska 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 666 794
Boris Balant
Phone386 (0) 41 666 794
Andreja Jež
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The atelje.Balant graphic design studio was established in 2009 by Boris Balant. Among its clients are Seaway, Ministry of Culture (the portal), Hospic Association, Emzin Institute of Creative Production, and DrogArt. In 2009 the studio also designed Michael Benson's book Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle.


Boris Balant studied art history and ran Škuc Gallery from 1986 to 1987. After the design studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, he briefly collaborated with the design department Novi kolektivizem of the collective Neue Slowenische Kunst. From 1995–2008 he worked in LUKS Studio which he established together with Lena Pislak. He also established human1st design studio together with Andreja Jež in 2015.

Work and awards

He has devoted most of his work to graphic design and, since 1998, to branding. The main works for corporate use include: designing the magazine Ars Vivendi (Ljubljana, 1996–97), designing an overall image for Mobitel (1998–2005), Piran salt-pans (since 2003), development of the Fonda brand (since 2006), brand development brands and packaging design for Pivovarna Laško (2007–11, 2013–15), brand development and corporate identity design Luna (2007–09), corporate design for Mura (2012–13), and corporate identity Krasna.

The main works for artistic use are: design of posters for PTL performances (Institute of Dance Theater Ljubljana, since 1999), design of posters and theatrical sheets for Front@ Contemporary Dance Festival by Matjaž Farič, design of posters, books and printed matter for various projects by Dragan Živadinov.

In a public debate on the trademark/slogan I feel Slovenia in 2007, he highlighted the lack of Slovene design terminology. For his work, he has received the ICOGRADA Excellence Award along with Studio New Collectivism (Montreal, 1999), Brumen Award for the Basic Set of Cover Letters (2007), Netko for the Fund’s websites (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, 2008 and 2011).

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