Graphic Days® Eyes On the Netherlands

Hybrid Event

Graphic Days® is launching an international event in collaboration with Graphic Matters to present the best Dutch visual design projects.

Graphic Days® is a cultural project dedicated to international visual design. Since its first edition, Graphic Days® has hosted a different guest country in an exhibition named Eyes On. The project aims at presenting the excellence of the visual culture of a selected nation through artworks and designs made by some of the most relevant studios and professionals. After Spain, Poland and Romania, this year the Netherlands becomes the protagonist of the dedicated exhibition. Starting May 14th, a program of free online events, workshops and exhibitions will showcase the highlights of Dutch visual communication and the contamination among European trends and influences in this field. A vast exhibition itinerary guides visitors to discover the visual landscape made in the Netherlands. The project "Alphabet of Cases" of The Palace of Typography Masonry is presented for the very first time in its complete: an imaginary museum dedicated to the abundance and diversity of visual communication techniques, born from the idea of the Dutch graphic designer Richard Niessen, in collaboration with Dennis Elbers, founder of Graphic Matters. An utopian palace that brings together Niessen’s graphic experimentation and his research aimed at creating an interdisciplinary cultural history and a new theory of typography.

Speakers

of Graphic Matters
Learn more about Dennis Elbers

Born in 1979, Dennis Elbers is a cultural entrepreneur from Breda (NL). He’s the founder and director of Graphic Matters. A biennial festival showing how visual communication shapes people’s perspective on current matters.

Talk: Self-initiated design projects
Dennis Elbers will talk about how graphic design becomes an attitude, a way of thinking and approaching topics. His experience in the field has led him to understand how self-initiated projects serve to build a professional practice. Dennis will also talk about what it means to design and create graphic design projects in the public space.

of Studio Dumbar
Learn more about Liza Enebeis

Studio Dumbar (part of Dept) is an award winning international agency with a Dutch heritage, specialising in visual branding and motion.

of Trapped in Suburbia
Learn more about Karin Langeveld and Cuby Gerards

Design duo Trapped in Suburbia works across a variety of design disciplines to transform design into experiences. From their main studio based in Amsterdam, Cuby Gerards and Karin Langeveld work together on commissioned and self-initiated projects.

of Thonik
Learn more about Richard Niessen

Richard Niessen (1972) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996. As a graphic designer, he is known for his colorful posters and expressive typography, innovative identities and his collaborations with other artists. Fundamental elements in Richard Niessen’s practice are both the metaphor of building and the analogy with architecture, as well as the creation of a common place, an open playground of exchange through graphic design.

Tickets

Free (online events) €5 (exhibition) €65-183 (workshops)

Virtual Location

Venue

Toolbox Coworking
Via Agostino da Montefeltro 2
10134, Torino
Italy

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