MCHAP 1 The Americas

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize awards the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents. The book discusses seven architectual topics in seven chapters. Each topic is linked to a nominated project of the awards first cycle. Starting with the building, as the reader goes through a chapter, the content becomes more themed on architectual visions. The layout increases this transition by zooming out like on a geographical map. Because architecture always deals with the context, first the street, then the city, the country, the continent, the earth. Corresponding to the zooming, the typesize and columnwidth becomes smaller, as the layout becomes more dense. The full-color project images and the visual essays are printed on a glossy paper, while the text part is printed in black on a rough paper. This supports the content and reinforces the structure and rhythm of the book. To show the bigger vision and context of the books content, the book starts and ends with associative images of siginificant architectual milestones printed in 4-color plus silver. There is an english and a spanish version of book.

The book was nominated as one of the best verzorgde boeken 2016 (Best Dutch Book Designs 2016).

Mainstudio, Amsterdam
September 2016

One Glass Tower

This book contains a collection of stories taking place in B' Tower in Rotterdam from Wiel Arets Architects. Ellen Kooi staged situations and stories within the building. The different widths of the images are structured by the strict grid of the whitespace inbetween. Some images are exceeding the pages format and continued on the next page. The stories are aranged like a movie strip, capturing moments within time, while browsing through the book.
In addition Katrien Van den Brande wrote a collection of texts giving a fictitious insight of the inhabitaters life of B' Tower. With a system based on the writing form each paragraph is arranged on the grid. The white space between the text fragments becomes important and gives hints to the grid behind. This is also a mimicry of the buildings facade. The text part of the book is printed reversed with silver on black paper to emphasize the fictional aspect of the stories.

format: 230 x 280 mm

Mainstudio, Amsterdam
August 2016

Z O E Magazine

Fashion/art magazine for Zoe Karssen. The name is also the design-concept: three-letter name, three different kinds of paper, three columns, three by three grid, three typefaces, three typesizes.

Mainstudio, Amsterdam
September 2016

Die Anatomie der Propaganda

The exhibition shows propaganda posters of the last 100 years by disassembling it into individual parts. While analysing propaganda and put it into the context of a museum the originally intended aim to provoke emotions gets lost. The same happens in visitors perception while walking through the exhibition. Following that process the image layer is fading out in the poster-serie. The image shows the strongest emotion it is said that human kind can experience: orgasm or pain. While the text layer is just information.

Selected as one of the 100 BESTE PLAKATE 2016 from Switzerland, Germany & Austria.

January 2016

Musée Libidinal

The Exhibition “Musée Libidinal” is organised by the Poster Collection Basel and takes the process used by the curator as its topic. In the form of a “self-display” the show presents insight into the curator’s work. The visitor does not find a finished exhibition, but a workspace in continuous change: a work in progress.

The exhibition about the making of an exhibition takes place on a meta level. Creating a poster announcing this sort of event, I wanted to mirror the position of the maker. I did this by literally showing the process of placarding. The poster as a medium transforms into the subject itself. The blueback and all that is usually not exposed to the gaze becomes perceivable. This is in parallel to the exhibit that grants the visitor an insight into curating, also normally hidden from the public. The series of six posters shows a variety of possibilities. The hands are both a symbol of making, the process of manufacturing, and an indicator for the next exhibition, namely the result of the making and doing. The different folds organize the information on the front-side. This system allowed us to always print the same front-side. The installation of the posters, therefore, is not final: a process without closure.

Selected as one of the 100 BESTE PLAKATE 2015 from Switzerland, Germany & Austria.

September 2015

Rewire (Sketch)

Sketches for an identity system (Pitch, not released). Rewire is a festival for experimental music.

freelance for Mainstudio, Amsterdam
October 2015

Treibstoff Theatertage 2015

Treibstoff is a theater-festival for up-and-coming talents. Since the festival plays at different theaters and also off-venues, we decided to bring in the mirroring ballon as distinctive feature for the identity. The ballon is shown in different stages until he is finally inflated at the festival and marks the spots, where theater is happening. The poster-serie was hung in two stages, first only the staged images, afterwards with an silkscreen overprint. The program serves aswell as a map and is therefore printed on geo-paper.

Selected as one of the 100 BESTE PLAKATE 2015 from Switzerland, Germany & Austria.

collaboration with Nevin Goetschmann

July 2015

Amsterdam Publication

A critical magazine about the tourism growth in Amsterdam. The layout refers to the density and overflow the tourism causes in Amsterdam. The first part contains images by street photographer Theo Niekus, while the last part shows historical images of tourism in Amsterdam from 1950 — 1970. There is a infographica part making the development of tourism over the last decade visible. 10 interviews with 10 people involved are showing the current situation and mentioning its problems. 11 ideas from 11 experts suggest different solutions and ways to deal with the steady growth.

Mainstudio, Amsterdam
January 2015

Everything is Illuminated

The visual interventions in Jonathan Safran Foers novel ‘Everything is Illuminated’ are increasing the non-linear, spatial writing and emphasize its materiality. The goal is to activate the reader and give him a remarkable sensual reading experience. The visual interventions act as some kind of bridges between the reality of the book (fiction) and the reality of the reader. The imaginationas I believe is the books most important issueshould never be ruined but exalted by the typography in this book.

426 pages in black & white
13.5 × 20.5 cm, Softcover

Bachelor Thesis 2014, HGK Basel
mentored by: Marion Fink, Indre Grubinaite & Dirk Koy
July 2014

Pedal Typeface

The Pedal font face is a dynamic didone (classicistic Antiqua). It is suited for running text set in narrow columns. The vertical character of the font longs for a big line spacing. This type face stands out due to its remarkable clearness in small sizes. This sharpness is achieved by avoiding dark areas at the junction of lines.

tutor: Philipp Stamm, HGK Basel
December 2013