Yesterday, Centraal Museum opened it’s ‘Blue jeans’ exhibition, showing all that’s indigo. Here, Timo is holding the corresponding publication, for which we’ve assisted on the design. It’s basically a stack of booklets – with essays and visual content from the exhibition.
The GDFB is starting tomorrow and the program is stuffed with known and debuting design delight! While we’re actually pretty much occupied with two publication projects right now, we’re also very excited to be taking the stage for a small lecture on Friday sept. 21 at Breda’s Lutherse Kerk.
Our block’s programming can be found here: www.graphicdesignfestival.nl/en/programma/friday-sept-21-lutherse-kerk-block-2-starts-3-pm/
For the lecture block earlier that day, see: www.graphicdesignfestival.nl/en/programma/friday-sept-21-lutherse-kerk-block-1-starts-12-30-pm/
If you’re visiting the Graphic Design Festival Breda on Friday we’d love to welcome you to our talk, which is titled ‘Poster as sculpture’. Attendees can expect a ‘graphic give-away’!
Yes it’s true: we’ve found ourselves a nice new studio location (with a lush green view). More news soon!
Utrecht get ready – new students are invading the city…
This morning was the kick-off for the UIT (Utrechtse Introductie Tijd) which is the first week for new students to get in touch with each other, the city and the educational institutions. It’s a big event in town hosting plenty of parties and with this year’s theme ‘Tot het UITerste’ (‘to extremes’) it surely promises a great introduction.
The past months we’ve worked on a campaign for Utrecht University designing this year’s UIT identity, printed matter (posters, magazine, booklets) as well as some spatial additions – and of course the whole shebang of small gimmicks and gadgets.
Plenty of good work, talks and drinks at yesterday’s opening of the HKU Grad Show in Utrecht. Just to highlight one of many many projects you’ll find, here’s one that’s standing up for the lot. If you’re planning on visiting this weekend, go say hi to Arti and Roos of the newly founded ‘De Lamme Haas’ publishers. They just ducked into hiding on this snap, but the (otherwise not that shy) bustling ladies will be at their stand selling all kinds of interesting printed matter, made by many different graduates.
Though it’s somewhat awkward staring at cats on a 600 inch screen for two hours - the ‘Poezenavond’ this week was a great fundraiser. All proceeds are donated to the Poezenboot (Catboat), cat asylum in the canals of Amsterdam.
Take a look at the video-flyer we made to announce the event.
Our entry in the Piet Zwart movie poster contest made second place!
On saturday April 7th we visited the GEM museum in The Hague where the Piet Zwart film was premiered - a thoroughly layered portrait of his life as an artist, designer and father.
Regarding the poster contest, the jury (i.a. Wim Crouwel and Mieke Gerritzen) stressed to pick a top five (instead of a just one winner) so we’re obviously very excited for making second place! Our poster will soon be exhibited in the MOTI museum in Breda.
Our poster can be seen here.
We are very excited with winning a pitch to design this year’s campaign for the ‘Utrechtse Introductie Tijd’ (Introduction Time for new students) in our hometown Utrecht!
These are the first prints for the campaign, preparing for the actual introduction week in August. We’re surely going to have fun with their theme ‘tot het uiterste’, translated to something like ‘going extreme’.
Good stuff from the mailman: the first hard//hoofd newspaper, featuring a spread we designed. Hard//hoofd is a Dutch online magazine with freelance writers, reporting on art and journalism. The paper is their first effort in making a physical edition featuring the best posts of 2011.
Each of the seven spreads is designed by a young Dutch graphic designer.
Our image without typography can be seen here.
We decided to send some posters to the international poster festival in Chaumont, France!
Visiting the Vroaam 2012 career day, we had an intimate chat about our work and interests in the café of Pakhuis de Zwijger. To those who were there: thanks for listening!
Color spectacle in the Ship of Fools Gallery with the ‘Black And White Are Not Colors’ exhibition late 2011, co-hosted with Fontanel and the Graphic Design Festival Breda. In total, 100 designers (mostly Dutch) were asked to join in on the show, including ourselves.
All posters were also for sale and printed on the spot. Because the printer was sponsored, all proceeds were donated to charity.
The poster we designed can be seen here.