format.bg is a small design studio based in Sofia, Bulgaria, specialized in print design, corporate identity, illustration, and animation. The main team members are Anton Staykov – artist and researcher of visual and mass culture, Svoboda Tzekova – graphic designer, illustrator, and art director, and Vasil Tsintsev – web developer. Тhe studio works with a network of translators, book editors, animators, and architects. Since 2004 the team has released projects in both the social and commercial sphere for clients from Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, etc.
Most recently the studio has been working on visual heritage analysis.
In 2013 the first research on Bulgarian comics᾽ history was published under the title The Short History of Bulgarian Comics. The team was awarded the Hristo G. Danov national literary prize for book design. Format.bg’s latest title, Bulgarian ABC Book History, was out in 2015 and won the annual Golden Lion Prize of the Bulgarian Book Association, as well as the Silver A’ Design Award for Writing, Literature and Content Design Category.