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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We were nominated as one of the 10 finalists of the Rotterdam Design Prize

Strange Attractors Design | Various works

“Catelijne van Middelkoop and Ryan Pescatore Frisk are the founders of the design studio Strange Attractors, which works in a remarkably personal way with typography, graphic design and new media. Trained in the traditions of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Cranbrook Academy of Art, they are highly conscious of the history of their craft. Nevertheless, they are not overwhelmed by tradition and work with a healthy disregard for the doctrines of modernism, a mentality that typifies the new generation of designers. Strange Attractors’ entry for the Rotterdam Design Prize varies from examples of typefaces to a record cover, and from an animated fairytale to a vast typographic installation entitled Big Type Says More.

It gives a good impression of the position from which Strange Attractors has worked over the last two years. Since its inception Strange Attractors has used typography as a weapon in its crusade against modernism’s one-sided and impersonal influence on design. “Initially we were accused of being too decorative and therefore too superficial. ‘The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects’ or at least that was what Adolf Loos and his contemporaries thought. But precisely by making use of ingredients that counter modernism - the handmade, calligraphy, ornament and excess - we constantly attempt to come up with unique solutions for design problems. We do this by using the computer as much as possible as a tool for the expressive quality of the hand and craftsmanship. The digital must become tangible again, whether in a literal or figurative sense makes no difference. In our typography we do not wish to discourage the viewer from reading, but rather we wish to prompt them to really look for once.” Whether making typographic works, posters, catalogues, digital animations or a spatial installation, Strange Attractors set themselves against the uniformity and anonymity of modernist design and have a highly personal expression. The committee was impressed by the practice’s consistent position and the quality of
its production.”
(Annemartine van Kesteren)


Rotterdam Design Prize Nominees

Rotterdam Design Prize 2007

The Rotterdam Design Prize

Genomineerden Designprijs 2007 te gast

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Frank Havermans