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July 3, 2008

For this years annual report of Trudo we called in the help of some very young talents. We decided to make all the diagrams like colour plates and handed them over to some children. They added their own colourful interpretation to all these abstract shapes. We then put back the information and put them into the report. Result will be up soon…

June 30, 2008

This is the first test run for growing an corporate identity for ‘De Buitenwereld’ a new restaurant concept in the Eindhoven region. It involves plants growing through paper. Here we are trying different kinds of plants. In a few weeks we’re able to harvest.


April 7, 2008

Our colleagues of HeyHeyHey and Too Much Fun Club invited 15 designers to do a design for a top layer on a limited edition silkscreen printed poster. Sjoerd Koopmans and Remco van de Craats of the Edhv team did one poster each. Sjoerd just couldn’t stop laughing. Remco decided to turn the poster into a party outfit. Anyways, fun we had. Check out the party pirates.

April 5, 2008

Only one week to go and Salone del Mobile will take place in Milan. Last weeks we have been working on a presentation for Lebesque. They will present six pieces of furniture in Zona Tortona. Here you see some of the sketch ideas and shapes for the room.

March 21, 2008

After a presentation about Edhv at the “Willem de Koning” Academy by Remco van de Craats, the student were given some old school homework. The assignment was to make a poster of the title from a given Hip hop track from the late eighties. There were some restrictions. It was not allowed to use an existing typeface. If an image was to be used it had to be self made. The mission was to save the hip hop culture from it’s clichés.

Here are some of the result of the lecture at the Willem De Koning Academy in Rotterdam. The results were surprisingly diverse. From very typographic (like this one by Aernout Tas – Special Ed -I Got It Made ) to very poetic. Sorry about the bad quality of some pictures (to the students, please send better pictures). After evaluating the results we watched the original videos of the songs and some other facts that surfaced during their little research about the artists

January 28, 2008

A new season for ALRT at the Effenaar. Another 6 editions. We created a new way of dealing with the promotional campaign. Here you can see some of the sketches and tests made for the posters and flyers. Everything is cut out by hand in order to give it the analog feel. So keep an eye out for the final posters and flyers. They will be up soon.

November 15, 2007

We are in Madrid for the next issue: Edhv/Mdrd.
It’s going to take three days of painstaking labor to get the job done. But hey, somebody’s got to do it.

The Mdrd taskforce consisting of: Daan Melis, Kim Hemmes, Bart Haans, Jeroen braspenning, Sjoerd Koopmans, Lenneke Heeren, Raffaela Vandermühlen and Remco van de Craats, Went to Madrid to try and capture the city with pen and paper. The weather was nice but in the shadow it was freezing cold. After a few hours it was impossible to draw because our hands were to cold.

On Sunday evening we put all our drawings together. We planned to make a giant collage with them but there was something missing. Then, after some discussions and rethinking we came up with the plan to use a backlight and use the shine through effect of the paper to give it a misty dimension. It turned the drawings into a kind of animation of follow-up images.

October 24, 2007

During the DDW we participated in a type workshop by Underware. Together with people from Spain, Germany, Italia, Japan, we experimented 1 day with materials available on roles like tape, paper, foil, etc. The second day we had to apply the type on a location somewhere in the city.
The results and approaches were surprisingly diverse.


October 23, 2007

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven we take part in an exhibition which takes place in an old garage in the centre of Eindhoven. Together with Hell Shop, Onnomatopee, Roots, Greytones, Daily Whatever.

We created a wall for our Wordwide project on which we painted the world and marked al the locations where we sent our words. Next to that we hang al the pictures we have received so far. Every day we update the wall so by the end of the week the quote will be readable again.

September 6, 2007

What you see here are the proposals for a Greve Offset promotional card. Basically we created 6 different graphic patterns which will be printed in different order allowing it to be a highly variable graphic in terms of colors and materials used. In this way we can use it to show the craftsmanship of the printing profession.

These are just the proposals. We will recreate the graphic patterns by hand so it will have a more organic flow to it.