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Newsletter #56


Newsletter #56

Designers balancing on the thin line separating their craft from art get a voice this week in Design.nl's first newsletter for 2009.  We sit down to discuss life with Theo Jansen before his grand Asian tour and with Belgium couturier, Christophe Coppens who is wowing audiences at Platform 21. Graphic design also features as Amsterdam gets set to host its first Cut & Paste event and Mieke Gerritzen starts as Director of the Graphic Design Museum.


Creating Context for Contemporary Graphic Design

Creating Context for Contemporary Graphic Design

Mieke Gerritzen starts as Director of the Graphic Design Museum with plans on how to move with the times by creating bridges between what is hip and Holland's vibrant history of ground-breaking graphic design.

Christophe Coppens Demystifies Couture

Christophe Coppens Demystifies Couture

No Reference is an exhibition that reveals the painstaking process behind the creation of couture.  Coppens has thrown all usual references to the wind and designed this collection with a fresh and raw head.

Creating a Community for Freelance Graphic Designers

Creating a Community for Freelance Graphic Designers

Cut & Paste is a global graphic design event that works towards giving designers rather than brands the spotlight.  It's live, it's fast, it's competitive, but best of all it is lots of fun.

It All Started With a Goal to Reinvent the Wheel

It All Started With a Goal to Reinvent the Wheel

Theo Jansen's lifelong project is about designing new life forms.  So far his massive prehistoric looking beasts survive, albeit for limited periods of time, in harsh seaside environments.  Every day is spent...

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