01 Specialized Generalists

02 The fall and rise of Dutch design

03 AIGA's Design Envy features Letterlab

04 little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE, boxed

05 ED Award for Exhibition design!

06 Design in Rotterdam 1988-2013

07 Design’s Social Pledge

08 Blended Published


10 Two Nominations ED Awards 2013!

11 Graduation Show ’12 Up Close Wide Open

12 Digitizing Contemporary Art

13 Sometimes Six is just not enough

14 It’s Design in the Game

15 Curators at Design Academy

16 ED Award for Slow Art!

17 EYE Film Institute + DAE

18 My love is not a joke

19 Goose Hunt in Museum Hilversum

20 It’s art in the game!

21 design platform rotterdam essays

22 New Pocketknife LP Canyon Dancing 2

23 Stereohype B.I.O. Series #10

24 Benguiat Tribute for NWAT design festival

25 the first typonine type specimen

26 Chinese Abstract ‘Slow’ Art published

27 Ed Benguiat record single

28 Lecture for pdp conference, Serbia

29 The Role of Women in Design

30 ED Award for Artistic catalogue

31 VROAAM lecture & portfolio review

32 Lecture for Romeo Delta/BNO

33 Efteling Radio + DAE

34 european design awards x2

35 Fantastische Fotografie

36 world expo 2010 shanghai

37 étapes Magazine features Letterlab

38 Design Walks ED Festival

39 Letterlab Seasonal Poster Series

40 Lecture for BNO Spellbound

41 TDC honor and ADCN nomination

42 Print Magazine Master class

43 Frank Havermans NAI Book Launch

44 design initiatief’s future telling

45 Letterlab Commercial Airs on National TV

46 Letterlab Exhibition on Typography opens

47 Blurrr/TENT.10 ID & exhibition design

48 TDC Numbers Contribution

49 Facing China Catalogue published

50 Custom Typographic Installation in Soho

51 Collaboration with poet Tsead Bruinja

52 1 workshop and 3 lectures in Croatia

53 Platform 21 = Joyriding

54 Tambourine Dream, FF03

55 Visual Rhetoric of the Supreme Being

56 GreyTones spread and exhibition

57 Vive le Papier Electronique poster

58 Tougher than Featherz, FF02

59 Designprijs Rotterdam

60 Made with FontFont Cover & End Pages

61 Tokyo Chat airs on NHK in Japan

62 Ruffle Yo Featherz, FF01

63 BIG TYPE SAYS MORE at Museum Boijmans

64 VIDE workshop web teaser

65 Red Dot Award for LYWH

66 Yesterday, I lost my Helvetica, lecture

67 Real Dutch Design 0607

68 Rotten Cocktails LP by Boy Robot

69 Channel Push Breakin video for Hifana DVD

70 Typographic Tool ‘Punkt’ released

71 2+3D Interview and cover design

72 New workshops, lectures & research

73 VisCom published The New Typographers

74 Little Yellow Writing Hood

75 Guest designers for Items Magazine

76 Strange Attractors ADC Young Guns 4!

77 Dutch Design 2004-2005

78 Brunn Judge’s Choice TDC2 2004

79 Recognition for catalogue design

80 Cranbrook Graduate Catalogue, Transit

81 Cranbrook Masters Catalogue Redesign

82 Cranbrook Video Festival Poster

83 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.

The work of Strange Attractors has been published in numerous books and periodicals including TDC annuals: Typography 24, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31, ADC Young Guns 4, ADC 82, Contemporary Graphic Design (TASCHEN), Area 2 (Phaidon), Staging Space, Tactile,Playful Type 2 & Left, Right, Up, Down (Gestalten), Typography Referenced, Drawing for Graphic Design, Graphic Design Referenced & the Atlas of Graphic Designers (Rockport), Typography: Graphic Design in Context and Icons of Graphic Design (Thames and Hudson), The 3D Type Book (Laurence King), Handjob (Princeton Architectural Press), Dutch Type (010), Real Dutch Design (BIS), Super HD:Holland Design (Actar), Exploring Typography (Thomson Delmar Learning), and magazines including Print, Étapes, Adbusters, Eye, I.D., Items, IdN, Experimenta, designNET, 2+3D, Page, Hollands Diep, Le Monde, Design, and DPI.

Strange Attractors received the ‘Jury Prize’ as well as ‘Gold’ in the category Brand Implementation from the European Design Awards in 2010, followed by ‘Silver’ (2011), ‘Bronze’ (2012) and in 2013 a ‘Silver’ in Exhibition Design. In 2007 Strange Attractors was one of the nominees for the Rotterdam Design Prize. The studio was also nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007 and the Dutch Design Prizes in 2003. The studio received a Red Dot Award for High Quality Communication Design in 2006 and their work was Judge's choice in TDC2 & TDC53, included in ADC Young Guns 4 and ID Magazine's ‘ID Forty’ of 2006. Van Middelkoop and Pescatore Frisk's work is part of the permanent collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and was included in the Dutch Pavilion of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai.

Clients include: AIGA, Art + Commerce, BNO, City Centre Offices Berlin, Cranbrook Academy of Art & Museum, Design Academy Eindhoven, Designplatform Rotterdam, Eye Magazine, 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, Print Magazine, Studio Dumbar, Singer Museum Laren, TENT., Typonine, Vanity Fair, and W+K Tokyo Lab.
In 2012 Van Middelkoop and Pescatore Frisk were appointed Curators of the renown Graduation Show of Design Academy Eindhoven.

As active researchers and educators Van Middelkoop and Pescatore Frisk have given workshops and lectures in cities worldwide including Moscow, Prague, Katowice, Novi-Sad, Zagreb, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, New York, and Chicago. Catelijne and Ryan both teach in the Man and Communication department at Design Academy Eindhoven, as well as the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague and previously at Parsons, NY and the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.

Pescatore Frisk received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, an M.F.A. in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, an M.A. in Typography and Type Design from The Royal Academy of Art/KABK, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology: Media, Visual and Material Culture from Leiden University in 2013.

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.

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