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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ED Award
for Slow Art!

European Design Award for our catalogue design of Chinese Abstract Slow Art

We were asked by art collector Lao Fu to design the catalogue that accompanies the traveling exhibition 'Chinese Abstract Slow Art' which features the work of 7 contemporary Chinese abstract artists.

For the cover design we translated an exceptionally visual description of the painting process, as written by one of the artists, Shen Chen, into braille.   At first glance the braille may appear to be superficial decoration, but after the reader opens up to the content of the catalogue the actual meaning of the braille becomes clear. The braille traces the process of painting, creating a complete understanding of how movement and space relate to the visual result; even if one could never actually see the artwork, it is possible to experience what is referred to as ‘Slow Art’. The translation of the braille passages can be discovered on both end pages of the catalogue.   The Eastern tale of ‘Blind men and an Elephant’ is used as a metaphor in the book to describe the unknown aspects an often overlooked part of the contemporary Chinese art scene, Chinese abstract art.   “Let’s take a moment and pretend that you are blind and completely unaware of what an elephant is. Now imagine that your hand is placed on, for example, the leg of an elephant. You might be led to think that the leg is the elephant. However, if another blind person touches the trunk of the animal, he might think that this trunk is the elephant. The philosophical idea within this Chinese parable states that one, objective ‘truth’ doesn’t exist. In some ways we are all, more or less, blind, unable to know what the entire ‘truth’ is. The same image of the elephant is applicable to the Chinese art world. If you look at what is being presented as contemporary art, in exhibitions, in galleries, at auctions, one could be under the impression that only the realistic art, that has been booming over the past 20 years, is Chinese art? But there is so much more!”


European Design Awards 2012

Chinese Abstract Slow Art catalogue

Chinese Abstract Slow Art exhibition