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Looking for some recognition

Thursday, September 15, 2011

So, where is actually the Stedelijk Museum ? I don’t know Amsterdam very well. I live here for three weeks now and I’ve never been in this museum before. Also I had never heard of Wim Crouwel. When I was there in the museum, I was looking for something that I could recognize. Something that gives me a feeling of tranquillity. Something that makes me happy, inspires me. But It was more difficult than I had expected.

All of the works, all posters were so straight. Everything seemed so finished, so correct, so perfect. All straight lines and letters were at the right place. It scared me a little. I couldn’t look at it for a long time.

Right in the middle of all these posters on the wall, there was one that was different than the others. It gave me rest. The wild brushstrokes in between all these straight graphic lines. The straight lines which all fit in the same grid. But the wild lines gave me a feeling of recognition.

I stared at it for a long time. It was the signature of an artist [x]. I began to think. All posters at the exhibition were made by the same designer who used the same graphic grid. This posters must be made in the same grid too. But does the signature also fit in that model? Or was this an exception to the rule?

It’s a good thing for art or designwork to raise questions.

Golden temptation

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I really wish that I had a very intelligent reason to chose this book but it is a very banal one I’m afraid.

I found this book in the graphic design section, what felt very familiar because I went to a graphic school before the Rietveld. Seeing those graphic books felt like meeting an old lover.

I picked this book because it had the word “gold” in the title and there was a golden image on the back. I cannot help it, but I am sort of addicted to the color gold. I even named myself Goldish. I feel attracted to gold like mosquitoes to a mosquito lamp.

At the left you can see my own logo. At the right is the image on the cover of the book. There are some agreements between them like the dot. I think that the recognition also made me feel attracted to it.

Rietveld Academie Library No: 754.5 cat 32

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