For the 5th year in a row i’ve been nominated for an European Design Award. Same as last year, there is a lot of chance with 4 nominations to win a bronze, silver or gold award. Since my first award in 2009 I won nine awards until now (2009 / 2011 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017). The European Design Awards are known as the most prominent European awards for design. This years awards ceremony will be held at June 2 in Oslo Norway.
I received a nomination for an ADCN award for my design of the Sikkens Prize 2017 visual identity. Winners will be announced at the ADCN Awards Show at the Opera & Ballet on the 17th of April.
“Each year ADCN organizes the ADCN Awards, also known as the Lamps. This is the annual Dutch celebration of the very best creativity and craft in advertising and design.”
“ADCN was founded as the Art Directors Club Netherlands in 1966 by Nico Hey, Pieter Brattinga and Bob McLaren, with the aim to stimulate creative excellence in communications. Over the years, ADCN has become a multidisciplinary collective of creative professionals across disciplines, including art directors, copywriters, graphic designers, digital designers, film directors, photographers as well as creative producers, planners and technologists.”
Kettal is a design brand for outdoor furniture based in Barcelona. Since its start in 1964, Kettal has had an international ambition with its innovative designs. Today, Kettal works with the most renowned names in international design: Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hella Jongerius and Emiliana Design studio.
Job Market Agenda for the Cultural and Creative Sector 2017-2023, Kunsten ‘92, 2017
Fair Practice Code, dynamic identity. Client: Kunsten92
Cover with green silkscreen on grey cardboard.
Embossed cover for the Contract book for Kettal outdoor furniture.
This weekend Yuri Veerman perform his work ‘Boekverbrandingen: een bloemlezing’ (Book burnings: an anthology) at Welcome to The Village. I designed this book. The publication contains fragments from twenty different books that have once been burned or banned because of their content. Among the books are: Alice in Wonderland, The Green Book, Animal Farm, The Anarchist Cookbook, Mein Kampf, American Psycho and Harry Potter.
The book has Japanese binding: a coded version of the text on the outside of the pages, and the original fragments on the inside. So to read the texts, the pages have to be torn open.
The history of the Sikkens Foundation starts with the foundation of the Sikkens Prize by the Sikkens management in 1959. Sikkens, a paint and varnish brand established in 1792, became a part of the AkzoNobel corporation in the 1960s. In 1972, all the Sikkens Prize activities and initiatives were joined together in the autonomous Sikkens Foundation.
Established in 1960, previous winners include Gerrit Rietveld (1960), Le Corbusier (1963), Donald Judd (1993) and Bridget Riley (2013). The most recent winner of the Sikkens Prize (2017) is Dutch designer Hella Jongerius.
The navigation for this website is based on colour to bring the different parts (winners archive Sikkens Prize / Mondrian Lectures and the Sikkens Foundation) together. See www.sikkensprize.org