Waarom ik niet ben waar jij bent A book about the author Jonathan Safran Foer. In the book I used an interview, some short fragments out of his book and a short story to show different sides of his personality as a writer. There’s also a part with photographs. This are photographs taken by a random people (I gave a camera to a friend of mine, who gave it to a friend of her etcetera). The theme of the photographs is the same as the title of the book; ‘waarom ik niet ben waar jij bent’.
Dagschotel A project about how day is three in one. It’s about the past, the now and the future. About how many of the past you experience nowadays. It’s an edition consisting of eleven etches, one blindprint, six photographs, a multiple, a publication and a poster. All in an edition of three.
Boedapest A project about how day is three in one. It’s about the past, the now and the future. About how many of the past you experience nowadays. It’s an edition consisting of eleven etches, one blindprint, six photographs, a multiple, a publication and a poster. All in an edition of three.
De maat van de muziek The uitkrant is a dutch magazine which provides information about theatre shows, concerts and that kind of things. It was a contest for all second year graphic design students. The illustration of the winners were placed in the magazine. I was one of the winners. I made an illustration by the theme ‘enjoy music’. I chose for a t-shirt because I figured that it has the same qualities as music does; its flexible, it fits around you, it belongs to you etcetera. That’s also why I used the text ‘de maat van de muziek’ for the label of the shirt. It’s a wordgame in Dutch, because size and rythym are the same word, namely ‘maat’. And by saying that the size is the rhythm you combine all the qualities of the music into a shirt.
Portret Elly Portrait of Elly van den Hout. She is an artist who's work balances on the edge between a certain roughness and a more conservative approach. That’s why I decided o work with two totally differnt kinds of material; plastic and cotton threads. I sewed her portrait on the plastic.
Gordon Matta-Clark We were asked to write a thesis on a self chosen subject. Mine was the artist Gordon Matta-Clark. I find his work very interesting and fascinating. For the design of this thesis I used affiches of him that I collected at a expo where his work was shown. By clipping the text on it you get the feeling you can change the structure of things. Which is, in my opinion, a very Gordon Matta-Clark thing to do.
Hutspot #11 Publication for a classmate. She made new clothes of old ones. I wanted to show the way she worked. I used all the framents of text she had in her dummie and used that as the content of the magazine. I also photographed the prints she made and together with the text this gives a good example of the endresult (which isn’t completely but partly in the magazine).
Die woorden willen zoveel zijn New characters I designed with pieces of photograhs which I found in the bin in the dark room. The thought behind it is that things that are of no use for the people who made them can have a whole new life in your eyes,
Ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan For a project called ‘mentale ruimte’ or mental space in English I used a second hand version of the book The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. I did this because I didn’t want to start on a perfect blank paper, but on the pages of a book that I very much like. This made me feel fine and miserable at the same time. The images that are part of this project show notes and drawings that I made in the sketch phase of this project. Later you’ll see that the end results of the mental space project look a little different from the things I made in the book.
Publicatie Elly van den Hout Publication of the work of artist Elly van den Hout. Instead of just showing her work I wanted to make a publication where you receive a lot of information. In order to show that it's not only about the wat it looks, but also about the material, size and title of the project I decided to organize her work in three different ways: on size, on title and on date. This way you get the same information more than once, but each time you focuse on other things. In the end I only used three images of her work and still the publication tells you a lot about the artist.
Mercuur Bussiness card for a company called Mercuur. Mercuur consists of two people, who are more or less eachothers opposites. So I decided two give them both a different colour. I used red and blue (also opposites) and I used the mix of both colours (purple) as the 'identity' of the company. Each person has one side of the card.
Love & Thanks poster Love & Thanks is a project I made during my third year at the art academy. My aim was to make people aware of the possibilities of positive energy. The title, love and thanks, refers to the work of a Japanse researcher called Masaru Emoto, who believes that by saying positive things to the water, the water changes its structure. I convinced myself of this theory and used it as a possibility to solve the waterissues we have nowadays. Main questions were if it’s about saying positive things or is it about having a positive intention. I wanted to give the message to the water, therefore I made a movie where you see text dissapear in the water. The same idea I wanted to have in my typography. So I made a system for my letters so they could dissolve more and more. The project consists of six posters, a manifest (in ten different appearances), a movie, an animation and a t-shirt.
Times A poster made as a gift for a classmate. I thought that the best gift would be a piece of advice. And so I used the sentence ‘Er zijn veel wegen, Er is niet één Rome’. Or in English; There are many ways, There isn’t one Rome. By using that sentence I wanted to let her know that there are more ways to more than one end result. Or in other words, you can’t know everything when you’ve just started designing. You just have to follow the trail and let things happen.
Space / Place A reader about space and place. Space and place require eachother for a definition. They are different but only in an abstract form. You can't really translate them to the physical world. This reader consists of experiments and text about pace and place.