Text from the Red Dot Award jury: This book converts the texts and drawings of japanese artist Takako Hamano, who made them during her search for traces in Japanese and Dutch fishing villages, into a homogenous design.
An assignment in collaboration with Bart de Baets, Richard Niessen and Bas Koopmans. We all constructed our own Cobra snake to cut into separate business cards. Every employee gets a piece of a snake and becomes a link in the Cobra movement.
The design explained in a few words: The days of the week of this agenda are replaced by words that form parts of popsongs. Together with the colour pages they reflect the hidden emotions behind the week. The Typeface is derived from Elegant Grotesk, used by Peter Saville for a New Order sleeve (Movement). Everyday life in
Kraftwerk portrayed as Avantgarde artists
Design concept: The floor plan of the exhibition space functions literally as a framework for the layout. For every brochure, the participating artist is asked to sketch his or hers upcoming artwork into this framework on the cover which is printed on different weights during the series
Starting point was a process that would generate the design. With every printed item an extra layer was added to the printing sheet containing a zoom-out of the same design in a new pantone colour. All items have been cut in several ways from that same printing sheet, which results in different crops of the
Café Le Faux Rire is an artist evening in the café of the Cobra Museum. Le Faux Rire means fake laugh.