“Typographic Masonry: Building Communities, a City and the Palace”

ARC Graphic Design Studio 502, Byblos campus

The Department of Design is hosting a lecture entitled “Typographic Masonry: Building Communities, a City and the Palace,” to be given by Richard Niessen.

Niessen graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996. He is working on a body of work with ever-growing vocabulary of (homemade) letters, sign systems and ornaments in non-linear graphical structures that invite the viewer to wander, to guess and (hopefully) find. He shares a studio space with Esther de Vries since 2007. Niessen works for various clients including artists like Jennifer Tee and Ad de Jong, exhibition spaces as Cobra Museum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and organizations like the Fonds BKVB and Res Artis. In addition, the self-initiated projects (such as “Based on Bas Oudt” and his traveling overview exhibition “TM City”) lead to experiments with exhibition and presentation forms and collaborations with other designers and artists.

All are welcome to attend.