David grew up with creating and working with paper, something he says is not very surprising when you have a father who is a graphic designer. David's studio, right in the center of Budapest, is full of sketchbooks, paper samples, pencils and rulers; everything he needs for his craft. And there are traces of David’s collection of various business cards, posters, invitations and books from around the world, which he has picked up over the years to inspire himself and his clients. Most of the samples not only present a specific kind of paper, but also interesting techniques.
– The hardest part of my job is to get the client to realize that it is possible to do things differently, that you do not always have to follow the norm. You have to show them rather than tell them, when they touch a finely crafted business card for example, they suddenly realize the added value it can bring. Unfortunately, everyone is stressed out today, so the genuine craft is often excluded due to lack of time. One of our latest project was the cookbook “The Art of Grill”, printed in three languages and 6000 copies, with a silk printed 3D cover, where every single cover had to be made by hand. This means each book is a piece of art and a bit different from the others. The book was very successful and won a lot of prizes, so even if it takes longer and is more expensive, it’s worth it, says David.
David’s preferred style is influenced by Bauhaus and avant-garde movements, with straight lines and minimalistic shapes. Rectangles, circles, and triangles are common and David has an ambition to create, add and establish an entirely new meaning to them. But despite his creativity and meticulousness with the geometric figures he uses, David insists he’s not good at mathematics. He improvises the shapes he creates, using no calculations at all.
David has been busy these past few years and his sketchbooks with ideas for future projects is getting fuller by the day. Graphic designers often have to do commercial work to make ends meet, but David hopes that he can dedicate more time to art projects in the future. He is for example right now working on organizing a joint exhibition with all of the three Baráths.– It would be a dream come true to exhibit all of our artworks together, says David.