Arita Ceramics Symposium

The Arita Ceramics Symposium was held in November 2016 in Arita in Japan. Arita ware is one of Japans most famous ceramics and rich in tradition. This book is the transcript of the symposium and is a gift for the speakers and organizers. During the 2 days lots of valuable information on ceramics is shared between different cultures and this is not be be lost.

The brief was to design a book that shows the full transcript of the symposium in both English and Japanese and turn this into something special and a collectors item.

The essence of the symposium is Ceramics. Therefore we chose to have a ceramic platter on the cover of the book. On the front cover the is the image of the ceramic platter, this represents the talking about ceramics. And on the back we have a 3D moulded Arita ware platter, which represents the actual making of the ceramics. This also makes the book float when you lay it on the table and keeps the big wiro- spine elevated.

The inside contains different grams of paper from 300 grams on the outsides it slowly transforms from 280, 260, etc into lighter paper 80 grams on the heart of the book. The represents the different possibilities of ceramics. It can be really thick and strong, but also fragile and transparent.

Because of almost 400 pages there was no wire-o available to bind the book and this had to be custom made by hand by the binder. This book is the first of it’s kind with such a big wire-o.
All the above and the run of just 35 copies makes the book a unique design and a collectors item.

 


Trapped in Suburbia award

Silver | 2018 European Design Awards

Risk of Explosion!

The attack on the Amsterdam Registry Office.

The exhibition focuses on the social-psychological aspects of this spectacular act, which took place 75 years ago (on Saturday, March 27, 1943). The visitors can sympathize with the considerations and discussions of the six artists and gain insight into their backgrounds, motives, how they proceeded and what ultimately went wrong.

The exhibition consists of 12 rooms that you have to visit one by one. Because of the 3D audio tour and the beautiful illustrations and animations on walls and ceilings you have the feeling that you are in the story. Gradually there is no way back and you experience the same dilemmas as the attackers. You can decide on these dilemmas through an interactive component in the exhibition.

The privacy theme is also discussed. In 1943 we apparently did have something to hide. How do we think about that now and what needs to be done to erase your data nowadays?

Eric Corton together with Sebastiaan Labrie tell the story in 3D audio. Rob Worst is responsible for the illustrations.

Magical Miniatures

A colourful look at the Middle Ages

Step into the wonderful world of medieval miniatures full of color, fantastic creatures, animals, figurines and flowers. A magical universe presented on very small paintings that served as an illustration of handwritten books. Every tiny figure is a portrait, every landscape a glimpse into the life of those days.

In this exhibition we let the visitor experience that the Middle Ages were not as dark as most people expect. The colorful existence in the broadest sense of the word predominates in this exhibition.

We let the visitors be surprised by the craftsmanship, richness and beauty of the medieval books, introduce them to this craft by giving them the opportunity to make their own miniatures. At various places in the exhibition there were workplaces where certain parts of the craft are explained and you could make your own miniature. Explained is how to make the edge decorations, the miniatures, but also the calligraphic writing.

There are several other opportunities where you can experience the Middle Ages instead of just admiring. Like smelling a medieval book, browsing through a blow up version, or playing with a digital blow-up and digital books.

“It was embarrassing how happy we were. Professors from Princeton, Harvard, everyone was stamping and gluing stickers. Have not seen any manuscripts: -D “ (twitter)

Spent over 2 hours drooling (not salivating, mind) over manuscripts at the Utrecht @catharijne convent museum. It’s not just the manuscripts but whole ‘deco’ which is wonderful to walk through! (twitter)

The NRC national newspaper came on 19 March with a praising review, 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Additional photos by Billie-Jo Krul

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AnalogFest

AnalogFest is a festival that celebrates analogue techniques with workshops, exhibitions, pop-up shops, parties and lectures by international artists including Anthony Burrill and Jon Burgerman. The festival would take old techniques and bring them back to life.

For the identity wise old Dutch sayings are designed in an old typeface that is transformed into a quirky modern version. To promote the festival the studio collaborated with local designers to make a large illustration on the venue’s windows.

The website needed of course to be as analogue as possible. Therefore, banners hand painted with the content were taken out into the street and each person presented a different banner in front of existing street webcams. This was recorded and placed into the site. On the site these videos are looped to give the impression of a live feed.


Trapped in Suburbia award

Finalist | 2011 European Design Awards

Sound Posters

Initiated from the studio’s background in traditional print design and interest in new emerging technology, the Sound Posters are an ongoing research into creating new levels of interaction within the medium of the poster.

Stemming from the desire to involve people more and create new, exciting and memorable experiences, the Sound Posters push the boundaries of conventional print design. The inquiry re-appropriates both new and old technology for different and inventive applications to enhance the poster yet keep it close to its acknowledged form.

Aside from investigating the possibilities, the posters present future developments that combat the argument that ‘print is dead’.

With thanks to David van Gemeren, Alice Stewart, Jiawei van Kleef & Rachel Rosenson.


Trapped in Suburbia award

Silver | 2014 European Design Awards

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools was a gallery initiated by the studio to showcase graphic art and illustration. At its conception there were no galleries of this kind in the Benelux. Graphic art or illustration was never presented in the ‘white cube’ gallery context, yet it had the quality and skill to be. Ship of Fools presented work from established artists but also new, upcoming artists. Both international and local. It showcased work that was bold, honest and striking.

Ship of Fools helped to build the creative scene in The Hague providing a place holding regular exhibitions where people could go to enjoy new, exciting work. It was a way to share inspiration and talent.

The name Ship of Fools comes from the painting of Hieronymus Bosch, the first real character designer. The painting depicts a ship filled with fools wasting their lives playing cards, drinking, flirting, eating instead of spending it in ‘useful ways.

For now, the gallery is on pause while the studio focuses on the Flags of Peace foundation. An initiative gathering peace flag designs from across the globe in order to exhibit them.

Ship of Fools exhibitions:

2012

Deadorama | Solo exhibition by Mc. Bess

Bring it on! | Group exhibition of more than 50 designers and their favourite works

Trial & Error | Solo exhibition by Brecht Vandenbroucke

Going Places | Solo exhibition by Andy Rementer

Music to My Eyes | Group exhibition with 160 record sleeves

Black and White are not Colors | Group exhibitions of 100 designers and 100 posters in cooperation with fontanel.nl

2011

Really Shit | Solo exhibition by Ian Stevenson

Don’t Believe the Type III | Typography festival with workshops, lectures, exhibition | Niessen en de Vries, Mario Hugo, Sean Freeman, Si Scott, HORT, Jeff Canham, among others

2010

AnalogFest | Festival on analogue techniques with workshops, lectures, exhibition | Jon Burgerman, Anthony Burrill, among others

More is a Bore | Group exhibition on minimalistic graphic design | Buro Destruct, Noma Bar, Leandro Castelao, Gorilla, among others

Summer School | Group exhibition of old school maps | ROA, Ian Stevenson, Merijn Hos, among others

Absurdism is our Religion | Group exhibition on absurdism | Gummbah, Andrew James Jones and Mudwig, among others

Don’t Believe the Type II | Typography festival in Shanghai with workshops, lectures, exhibition | Underware, Trapped in Suburbia, Yomar Augusto, among others

Bode, Botlek, Erosie | Exhibition of Luuk Bode, Daan Botlek & Erosie

2009

Don’t Believe the Type I | Typography festival with workshops, lectures, exhibition | Alex Trochut, Luca Barcellona and Job Wouters, among others

Jackyll & Hyde | Solo exhibition Superoboturbo

You Give Me Fever | Solo exhibition of Erwin van Amstel

Ship of Fools | Opening group exhibition with Jon Burgerman, Andy Rementer, among others

Don’t Believe the Type

Don’t Believe the Type was established as an alternative to existing design festivals. At the time, such festivals were either incredibly expensive, too far away or very traditional, especially when focused on typography. Don’t Believe the Type (DBTT) was an opportunity for inhabitants of the The Hague and surrounding areas to meet other creatives, learn from and be inspired by international leading talents and have some fun, all at an affordable price.

Coinciding with the Ship of Fools gallery (also initiated and run by the studio) the festival featured lectures, workshops and exhibitions. The first edition took place in 2010 in The Hague, after which the festival was invited to the Shanghai World Expo in the same year. For the third and final edition, DBTT returned to The Hague in 2011.

Each edition centred on typography but pushed different themes. The final edition focused on sign painting and following this theme the identity used the talents of traditional Dutch sign painting, cheese signs. In cheese shops across the country and even into Belgium and Germany, hand painted signs adorn the various types of cheeses in thick, black lettering. All the promotion and signage for Don’t Believe the Type 2011 was hand painted by the actual, original cheese shop owner who made this practice notorious.

Don’t Believe the Type has hosted:

Luca Barcellona, Job Wouters, Yomar Augusto, Alex Trochut and Martijn Sandberg, 44 Flavours, Alina Günter, Alex Trochut, Alex Purdy, Andy Rementer, Autobahn, Chris Piascik, Daan Knirim, Hansje van Halem, Janno Hahn, Job Wouters, Jonathan Looman, Lennard Schuurmans, Luca Barcellona, Marta Cerdà Alimbau, Martijn Sandberg & Underware.

Teaching

2018

‘Experience Design’ high speed workshop | Nottingham Trent University | Nottingham, UK

 

2017

‘Experience Design’ high speed workshop | ADCN club | Amsterdam, NL

 

2016

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | New Design University | St. Pölten, AT

Masterclass | Torino Graphic Days | Torino, NL

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | ECV | Aix-en-Provence,  FR

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | Grafisch Lyceum | Rotterdam, NL

 

2015

Make your own interactive Soundcard workshop | Droog | Amsterdam, NL

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | Augsburg University of Applied Sciences | Ausburg, DE

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | Nanjing University | Nanjing, CN

 

2014

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | OpenSet | Rotterdam, NL

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | Falmouth University | Falmouth, UK

 

2013

Masterclass ‘Experience Design’ | University College of Falmouth UK

 

2012

Workshop ‘Graphic Interventions’ | Graphic Design Festival Breda | Breda, NL

Workshop ‘Playful Design’ | Falmouth University | Falmouth, NL

Workshop ‘Visual Storytelling’ | Taiga Institute | St Petersburg, RU

 

2007- 2010

Typography teacher at the Utrecht School of the Arts | Utrecht, NL