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7 Jun, 2012

From 21st June until 15th July 2012, the Prize-Winning books of the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011 will be on display and available for purchase at bookshop Nijhof & Lee at the “Bijzondere Collecties”. On this occasion, a panel discussion between collaborators of the Prize-Winning books and Dutch book professionals will take place on 21st June at 4.00 pm at “Bijzondere Collecties” (the Heritage...

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The future of architecture

6 Jun, 2012

“The future of” is the first participatory book project initiated by crap is good (thats us!) and tries to provide an insight into the future role of architecture. Every architectural attempt starts by making a representation of an imaginative situation or design, which will happen or could happen in the future.  In...

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A pound of decency

5 Jun, 2012

Submitted by: Nick Liefhebber “Een Kilo Goed Fatsoen” or as the English call it “A Pound of Decency” is a small collection of Poems by Dutch poet Oscar Rambonnet about (amongst others) the Mona Lisa, wine and squatters. Clean type and pictures straight from life.


Da Impressão ao Livro de Artista

4 Jun, 2012

Submitted by: Márcia  Novais Márcia  Novais was asked to do the poster and the publication for the Printmaking meeting. I collaborated with Carlos Azeredo Mesquita and Diogo Tudela for the etching both in the posters and dust cover. About the process of the etching “The construction of the image began in the deepest ends of digital media,...

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Eyes On The Prize

4 Jun, 2012

Eyes On The Prize deals with the differences and similarities between the fields of sports and the arts and applies the rules of the game to the unwritten laws of the visual arts. Guestcurator: Bas Hendrikx (NL) Kasper Jacobs (NL), Yarre Stooker (NL), Bas Schevers (NL), Harry Meadley (UK), Alex Farrar (UK) The project consists of a residency-period for the artists,...

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Lu Liang

4 Jun, 2012

Lu Liang, is a graphic designer born in 1983 in Shandong, China. She received her BA degree in Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 2008 and her MA degree at the Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem in 2011. She is now working as an independent graphic designer in Amsterdam....

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InMono, public sound-amplifier

2 Jun, 2012

Submitted by: Jonas Ersland The InMono by Jonas Ersland is a small contact-microphone-amplifier intended to be permanently placed on metal objects in public space. The very simple electronic circuit (only six components are used in total) generates soundwaves from vibrations naturally occurring in public objects like steel-constructions, fences and bridges.  Passer-bys can plug...

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Hanneke Minten

1 Jun, 2012

Some random work from the portfolio of Rotterdam based designer Hanneke Minten. Together with Saskia Pouwels she runs graphic design studio Hats & Tales.


Timo Lenzen

30 May, 2012

I stumbled upon some very nice work of Timo Lenzen. He is currently studying at HfG Offenbach. Some very nice book designs at read more.

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The Moe Chair

27 May, 2012

The Moe Chair Series by The Bureau is based on a chair originally used in Singapore classrooms throughout Singapore before plastic moulded chairs became a cheaper alternative. Each frame is hand finished in galvanised one-inch steel pipes and powdercoated. The chairs are available in the colours grey, white and black....

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The Zukunft Series

25 May, 2012

Submitted by: Lorenz Klingebiel The poster series “The Zukunft Series” deals with the future. an asymmetric line-up of alltogether 11 students, young Graphic Designers, artists and international reclaimed Designers from Offenbach, Frankfurt, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Rom, Luzern, Novi Sad, London and Leeds were invited to design the future. The connecting...

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Google book

25 May, 2012

Submitted by: Felix Heyes & Ben West If the internet goes off you may need this reference book Ben West & Felix Heyes made. It contains the first Google Image for all 21,000 words in the dictionary.