exhibition in Cooper Hewitt New York

Exhibition in Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum New York

From Graphic Design to Image Culture
I’m from a Graphic Design background. I was educated in Graphic Design when there were, as yet, no computers. No InDesign for easy type setting, no Photoshop for manipulating pictures. No Illustrator to create smooth logos.

My design work has a highly recognisable style that I have developed over time. I worked as designer from 1990 onwards. Initially, much of what I did was for the theatre world and that quickly moved into the field of new media and internet. The future of our (technological) culture and the culture politics associated with it has had considerable influence on my work. My recognisable style tends towards a sort of pamphlet aesthetic which I applied in the context of new developments in the media. The consequences of design software that introduced standards in design were always a fascination for me. It is the very opposite of the artistic power that an individual can use to make something exceptional. The standardisation in making image changes the position and significance of art and design. Original styles, developed in the 20th century are the new materials for artists. A completely new visual language has emerged based on referencing, mixing and manipulating existing material.

Below are a few of my (graphic design) works, demonstrating that strong recognisable style.

Poster for Next Nature

Poster for Next Nature 2006

Covers voor boeken van Peter Sloterdijk voor uitgeverij Boom

Covers for books by Peter Sloterdijk for Boom Publishers

Covers for Berenschot, Volker Grassmuck and Kevin Kelly

Covers for Berenschot, Volker Grassmuck and Kevin Kelly

Covers for Pascal Bruckner and Tim Berners Lee

Covers for Pascal Bruckner and Tim Berners Lee

Covers for 'De Waag' and Shaphiro & Varian

Covers for ‘De Waag’ and Shapiro & Varian

Cover for "User" from Peter Lunenfeld, MIT Press

Cover for “User” from Peter Lunenfeld, MIT Press

How to turn your creativity into money. Oil painting

How to turn your creativity into money. Oil painting

Poster for university of Leiden, 2009

Poster for university of Leiden, 2009

Leaders Net 3, NOS 2000

Leaders Net 3, NOS 2000

Website for VPRO 1997

Website for VPRO 1997

Visual Power Show L.A. website in 2008

Visual Power Show L.A. website in 2008

Design for the International Browserday Paradiso, 2000

Website design for the International Browserday Paradiso, 2000

Website Browserday New York 2001

Website International Browserday New York 2001

Website design for XS4ALL, the first webhost organisation, 1997 (?)

Website design for XS4ALL, the first webhost organisation, 1997 (?)

Logo XS4ALL, 1996

Logo XS4ALL, 1996

Information Decoration Typography Scarf, 2008

Information Decoration Typography Scarf, 2008

Beware of Software vest, for sale at Droog.com

Beware of Software vest, for sale at Droog.com

 

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