Metahaven : Niessen & de Vries : Drukkerij Mart.Spruijt
1:1:1 is a series of publications in which printing matter converges with the subject matter, the image with the text, the reproduction with the original and the designer and the printer with the client. An artist, designer or musician is the point of departure for each of the numbers in this series, and the subject of conversation is the basis for investigating graphic design and printing as a form of expression.
Richard Niessen and Esther de Vries form together an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio. They work for a wide range of clients in the cultural sector such as museums, artists and publishers. They also initiate exhibitions, books, lectures and workshops.1:1:1 is their initiative.
Metahaven is one of the most radical groups of graphic designers. They use a research-based, speculative ‘meta-design’ practice to rethink the structural parameters and channels through which emerging organizational models and political paradigms inadvertently stumble upon a form of communication. From research projects the group has moved into installation making and speculative design projects Metahaven also produces commissioned work for clients.
Drukkerij Mart.Spruijt bv is an independent, medium sized printing company established in Amsterdam. The company is renowned for quality, its outstanding solution oriented service and creativeness.
This issue was produced as follows: a 4 colour printrun using for each plate the split fountain technique (putting more than one ink in a printing fountain to achieve special colour effects).
Presentation July 13, 8pm
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