01 Hack/Play: Let’s Start Playing The Game!

02 Specialized Generalists

03 The fall and rise of Dutch design

04 AIGA's Design Envy features Letterlab

05 little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE, boxed

06 ED Award for Exhibition design!

07 Design in Rotterdam 1988-2013

08 Design’s Social Pledge

09 Blended Published


11 Two Nominations ED Awards 2013!

12 Graduation Show ’12 Up Close Wide Open

13 Digitizing Contemporary Art

14 Sometimes Six is just not enough

15 It’s Design in the Game

16 Curators at Design Academy

17 ED Award for Slow Art!

18 EYE Film Institute + DAE

19 My love is not a joke

20 Goose Hunt in Museum Hilversum

21 It’s art in the game!

22 design platform rotterdam essays

23 New Pocketknife LP Canyon Dancing 2

24 Stereohype B.I.O. Series #10

25 Benguiat Tribute for NWAT design festival

26 the first typonine type specimen

27 Chinese Abstract ‘Slow’ Art published

28 Ed Benguiat record single

29 Lecture for pdp conference, Serbia

30 The Role of Women in Design

31 ED Award for Artistic catalogue

32 VROAAM lecture & portfolio review

33 Lecture for Romeo Delta/BNO

34 Efteling Radio + DAE

35 european design awards x2

36 Fantastische Fotografie

37 world expo 2010 shanghai

38 étapes Magazine features Letterlab

39 Design Walks ED Festival

40 Letterlab Seasonal Poster Series

41 Lecture for BNO Spellbound

42 TDC honor and ADCN nomination

43 Print Magazine Master class

44 Frank Havermans NAI Book Launch

45 design initiatief’s future telling

46 Letterlab Commercial Airs on National TV

47 Letterlab Exhibition on Typography opens

48 Blurrr/TENT.10 ID & exhibition design

49 TDC Numbers Contribution

50 Facing China Catalogue published

51 Custom Typographic Installation in Soho

52 Collaboration with poet Tsead Bruinja

53 1 workshop and 3 lectures in Croatia

54 Platform 21 = Joyriding

55 Tambourine Dream, FF03

56 Visual Rhetoric of the Supreme Being

57 GreyTones spread and exhibition

58 Vive le Papier Electronique poster

59 Tougher than Featherz, FF02

60 Designprijs Rotterdam

61 Made with FontFont Cover & End Pages

62 Tokyo Chat airs on NHK in Japan

63 Ruffle Yo Featherz, FF01

64 BIG TYPE SAYS MORE at Museum Boijmans

65 VIDE workshop web teaser

66 Red Dot Award for LYWH

67 Yesterday, I lost my Helvetica, lecture

68 Real Dutch Design 0607

69 Rotten Cocktails LP by Boy Robot

70 Channel Push Breakin video for Hifana DVD

71 Typographic Tool ‘Punkt’ released

72 2+3D Interview and cover design

73 New workshops, lectures & research

74 VisCom published The New Typographers

75 Little Yellow Writing Hood

76 Guest designers for Items Magazine

77 Strange Attractors ADC Young Guns 4!

78 Dutch Design 2004-2005

79 Brunn Judge’s Choice TDC2 2004

80 Recognition for catalogue design

81 Cranbrook Graduate Catalogue, Transit

82 Cranbrook Masters Catalogue Redesign

83 Cranbrook Video Festival Poster

84 Hey Dutchie! Poster

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Ryan Pescatore Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop are the founding partners of Strange Attractors Design (2001), an international studio located in Rotterdam and New York, which creates innovative and strategic solutions to influence culture and commerce.

As active researchers and educators Van Middelkoop and Pescatore Frisk have given workshops and lectures in cities worldwide including Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Chicago, Delft, Eindhoven, Katowice, Moscow, New York, Novi-Sad, Prague, Rotterdam, Split, The Hague, Weimar and Zagreb. Catelijne and Ryan are both lecturers at Design Academy Eindhoven, guest critics at the ArtEz Fashion Masters in Arnhem and previously also taught at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague, at Parsons School of Design, NY, and the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.

Pescatore Frisk received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, an MA in Typography and Type Design from The Royal Academy of Art/KABK, and an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology—Media, Visual and Material Culture from Leiden University. He is a PhD researcher at the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center of the University of Antwerp.

Van Middelkoop has an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a Degree in Graphic & Typographic Design from The Royal Academy of Art/KABK, studied Art History and Archeology at The University of Amsterdam and was on the national board of directors of the BNO (Association of Dutch Designers) from 2006 to 2012. She has been heading the Department of Man and Communication at Design Academy Eindhoven since 2013 and is a PhD candidate at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar. Recently, Van Middelkoop was appointed as Professor of Visual Communication Design at the Faculty Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

The work of Strange Attractors has been shown in venues all around the world and has won various design awards including the overall ‘Jury Prize’ as well as the ‘Gold’ award in the category Brand Implementation from the European Design Awards in 2010 and a prestigious nomination for the Rotterdam Design Prize in 2007. Besides receiving almost a dozen Certificates of Typographic Excellence from the Type Directors Club (TDC) over the past decade, their work was also Judge's choice in TDC2 & TDC53. Early on in their careers Pescatore Frisk and Van Middelkoop were nominated for a Dutch Design Award in 2003, included in ADC Young Guns 4 (Art Directors Club NY) and ID Magazine's ‘ID Forty’ of 2006. The work of Strange Attractors was shown at the Dutch Pavilion of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and is part of the permanent collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

An international list of commissioners includes: AIGA, Art + Commerce, BNO, City Centre Offices Berlin, Cranbrook Academy of Art & Museum, Design Academy Eindhoven, Designplatform Rotterdam, Eye Magazine, Fontys School of the Arts, FSI FontShop International, Graphic Design Museum Breda (MOTI), IDEO, Items Magazine, Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Max Bruinsma Editorialism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museum Hilversum, (Historical) Museum Rotterdam, NAi Publishers, Onomatopee, PostNL, Print Magazine, Studio Dumbar, Singer Museum Laren, TENT., Typonine, Vanity Fair, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond and W+K Tokyo Lab. In 2012 Van Middelkoop and Pescatore Frisk were appointed Curators of the renown Graduation Show of Design Academy Eindhoven.

The work of Strange Attractors has been published in numerous books and periodicals including: 25 Jaar Stadscollectie R’dam (Museum Boijmans), ADC Young Guns 4 (Art Directors Club NY), Area 2 (Phaidon), Art Directors Annual 82 (Art Directors Club NY), Brno Biennale Catalogue 2004, 2008, 2010, Contemporary Graphic Design (TASCHEN), Designprijs Rotterdam 2007 (Distributed Art Pub Incorporated), Drawing for Graphic Design (Rockport), Dutch Type (010), Real Dutch Design (BIS), ED-Awards catalogue 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 (European Design), Exploring Typography (Thomson Delmar Learning), Exploring Typography II (Cengage Learning), Graphic Design Referenced (Rockport), Handjob (Princeton Architectural Press), Icons of Graphic Design (Thames and Hudson), International Yearbook Communication Design (Red Dot), Left, Right, Up, Down (Gestalten), Lettering Large (Monacelli Press), Playful Type 2 (Gestalten), Tactile (Gestalten), TDC Annuals: Typography 24, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31 (Type Directors Club NY), The Atlas of Graphic Designers (Rockport), The 3D Type Book (Laurence King), Typography: Graphic Design in Context (Thames and Hudson), Typography Referenced (Rockport), Staging Space (Gestalten), Super HD:Holland Design (Actar), Women in Design (Jovis), Women of Design (HOW Books) and magazines including 2+3D (Poland), Adbusters (USA), Design 365 (South Korea), designNET (South Korea), DPI (South Korea), Eye (United Kingdom), Étapes (France), Experimenta (Spain), I.D. (USA), IdN (Hong Kong/China), Items (The Netherlands), Metropolis M (The Netherlands), Hollands Diep (The Netherlands), Le Monde (France), Page (Germany), Print (USA) as well as Dutch newspaper NRC.

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