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Slovenian national public TV always an issue

Slovenia could be proud of the national television. National public TV was traditionally quite good, with program covering different thematics related to wide audiences.

But some years ago the TV was parazited and sucked by the right wing government who won the ellections. What happened was umbelivable:
- a new law which was written by one person in extremely short time, without public debate, without listening to warnings of slovenian and international media experts.
- they positioned their people on important places based on political simpathies.
- fighting with commercial channels for the audience with banalization, trivialization of the programm…
- cancelling a lot of good, critical, alternative shows (music shows with alternative music, jazz, art, political satire) and swap them with shows covering slovenian traditional music, etc.
- catolic church recieved their package of minutage
- etc etc etc…

The parliament –now left wing, has accepted a new, better law... but the right wing parties – connected in a coalition managed to obtain a referendum on the new law. It will be in the middle of december. People will be asked if they accept the new law or not.

I am designing and illustrating a student magazine for the student organization of Universtity of Primorska in Slovenia… For the cover illustration I wanted to highlight this issue
Here is the illustration… Hope you like it.


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11 years ago

here in Brazil we have TV Cultura TV station - it would be a shit if something like this happen here ... I can imagine like cultural centers here closed from one pen...





Rok Klemencic






I am a graphic designer from the coast of Slovenia, hungry to amplify MEMES with strong/ethical content.
Right now I am doing a master in Visual communication studies in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana researching the theme of Ecology in Graphic Design. Otherwise I work as a graphic designer for Studio Poper, a communication studio with strong social engagement, based in Ljubljana.

Some of my design work here:

I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

When I realized, as a young visual communicator, that we live in a neoliberal absurdness surrounded by ethical crisis, I wanted to involve all my creative energies to projects connected with deep ethical connotation.

In 2003 or 2004 I found out the project called Memefest, which was kind of revelation for me. The content on the website impressed me so much, because there I found a quite big international community of people thinking and creating in the way I wanted to do it.
After all Memefest project was developed in Slovenia, I really loved the concept and I said to myself that it was insane not to try to get involved. At that point I realized that I need to get in contact with the organization. I really wanted to know the team and I was open for absorbing new knowledge.
At the time my anger on visual pollution that commercial visual communication was producing was enormous, and I thought that collaboration with people involved in Memefest community can just help me to make my point of view clearer.

That feeling of anger, now mixed with other feelings, is still here, that`s why I am still a part of Memefest.


Academy of Visual arts and Design / Ljubljana


visual art pedagogy, visual communication

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