Frame (NL) is a bi-monthly international trade magazine about contemporary interior and product design. In 2011 together with Mariëlle van Genderen and Cathelijn Kruunenberg I was responsible for the re-design and art-direction of the magazine. Our goal was to make a content driven layout that is simple and to the point. We gave the magazine a strong but flexible typographic identity, using two typefaces and a set of simple rules to define the different sections. The only graphic interventions are a color palette that changes per issue and the overlapping of text and image.
Where They Create (2011)
Where They Create is a book published by Frame publishers. The book is a selection of 32 artist / creative studio's and offices from all around the world, that where shot by Australian photographer Paul Barbera. The books have a hard bound silkscreened cover. Each book has a cover sticker of one of the 32 participants from the book. This making for 32 different book covers. The layout is a mix of small and large images, zooming in and out of details, emphasizing the voyeuristic nature of Pauls' photographs. The studio portraits are accompanied by an interview, streamers and a large quote that introduces each of the stories.
Soda Palm Suite (2011)
Lotte Geeven is a contemporary artist who works a lot with Day-Glo colors in her work. This aspect we translated into the printing process, when we replaced Magenta and Yellow with Day-Glo PMS colors. Nature and a german flower book were a big inspiration for Lotte's small projects made in Indonesia, so we made a third flower-book of the same size. The editorial part of placing the images was a big part of the concept, we used associations within color, content and form to create the order. All groups are then placed again in an index at the end of the book. Designed together with Karen van de Kraats.
New Scenes (2011)
New Scenes is an artist publication designed for Esther Tielemans' exhibition at Museum van Bommel van Dam. The Book has a hard cover that is partly covered in linen, the linen stripe on the backside of the book being wider than on the front. The name of the book is foiled into the linen on the front side of the book. Because Esther uses Day-Glo colors in her work, we mixed the cyan, magenta and yellow process colors with 25% Day-Glo ink. This giving the images more color and contrast. The book contains an overview of three exhibitions by Esther Tielemans, that deal with painting and the three-dimensional space. Published by Museum van Bommel van Dam & Onomatopee. Selected for ‘Best Dutch Book Designs 2011’.
Publication design for Frame publishers. This book is about architecture and urban planning on water. A red stripe runs over the cover and throughout the book. This stripe refers to a 'floating buoy', and can also be considered as something that stands out, like a warning which fit's the book's manifest-like topic. The stripe is a carrier for streamers and introduction statements between the chapters. The red/orange and cyaan colours are both Day-Glo colours that now and again mix with the full-colour images throughout the book. The book is set in the Gill Sans.