Hate Trumps Love (2016)
Based on recent events in American politics we designed a new flag for the United States of America. By reorganizing certain elements on the flag we created the wall that Trump is so eager to build. The dominant use of red in contrast with the blue is symbol for the republican ‘win’. ‘Hate Trumps Love’ is derived from the campaign slogan of Hillary Clinton which proved to be wrong.
Where Are We Now?
‘Where Are We Now’ is a publication which contains the works of all the graduating master students at Sint Lucas Antwerp in the year 2014 - 2015. It’s purpose is to show the work to the world as well as to archive it for generations of students to come. It shows where they are now and also questions this moment in their career.
The cover contains categories such as ‘nationality, gender, course, technique and material’ which are used throughout the publication in order to sketch a profile of the graduating student and his/hers project. By doing this the viewer gets a picture of the diversity the publication contains. Made in collaboration with Bie Marïen with special thanks to Hugo Puttaert, Ward Heirrewegh and all master students.
The Gorilla Network
This publication contains an overview of projects executed by ‘De Gorilla’s’, which is a collective founded by ssnn during their studies at Sint Lucas Antwerp. It was founded due to a great lack of social contact and collaboration at their academy. Their first action was creating a creative meeting point to initiate more contact among students from all classes. After this they undertook some drawing experiments where the students had to work together in order to get any result. Their next step was placing a ‘networking cage’ at the campus where they would sit in all day and get to know the students while having a little chat with them. Later, this offline network was strengthened by an online platform.
This platform consisted of a ‘showcase-website’ and a forum where students could look for others to collaborate.
Posters for the graduation and design expo of ‘Rotterdamse Academie voor Bouwkunst’ (Rotterdam Academy for Architecture). All elements of the posters are treated as building blocks to visualize the architectural aspect of the Academy.
Designed during our employment at Studio Beige.
New identity and website for the cultural platform ‘Escautville’ that supports artists in making audiovisual productions, in finding funding by creating a framework and by dealing with publicity and presentation. The alternative management office/platform was set up by video artists: Wim Catrysse, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Ria Pacquée, Koen Theys and Frank Theys (the artistic core), in response to the increasing complexity of the audiovisual sector as a whole and of the founders' projects in particular.
You can visit the website here.
INKT is a platform for collaborative projects between art students, established artists and art institutions. Graphical analysis and representation play here a central role. The historical as well as the contemporary potential of graphics form a starting point for a critical, retrospective as well as a perspective look towards the possibilities of this medium.
INKT is directed by the artists Emmanuel Van Hove and Felicitas Rohden, who are both printmaking lectures at the Fine Art Department at St-Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp.
Poster and flyer design for an exhibition about ‘Razzle Dazzle’ patterns at Electron Breda. These patterns were painted on ships primarily during World War 1. It consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours (often black and white), interrupting and intersecting each other. These patterns were used as inspiration for our design. For the facade we created our own ‘Razzle Dazzle’ font which is very noisy and noticeable intended to attract attention.
Light, Screen, Action
Poster design for an exhibition about escapism at Electron Breda.The design is based on a photograph made by one of the participating artists. Our goal was to express the escapism in a typographic manner. The words 'Light Screen Action' refer to photography, video art and performance. These three elements in combination with escapism are the base of this exhibition.
Love Killed My Virginity
Love Killed My Virginity
Filmposter and DVD cover for Arber Aliaj’s shortfilm ‘Love Killed My Virginity’.
Borian and his father Barjaktar have left behind a Kosovo in ruins. All day long, images of the war play on the television. Then the signal fails. It’s a sign for Borian to meet his girlfriend Eva on the roof. When his father shows up to repair the satellite dish, the young lovers’ relationship gets complicated…
Born in Albania and raised in Brussels, the director consistently tries to embrace these opposing cultures in his films. This film already won several awards: at Milan Online Film Festival, 2016 for Best Cinematography and at Roma Cinema DOC, 2016 for Special Mention Directing.
Une Fôret Obscure
Une Foret Obscure
Film poster for Une Forêt Obscure is about a nostalgic longing for lost love and time. The film focuses on two very different loves in one's life: maternal and erotic love. It is a poem that reveres the love for a woman. The film by Niels Faes was selected for the International Short-film Festival of Leuven and the International Film Festival Brussels.
Poster design for a social artistic project by Victoria Deluxe. The project aims to research the different ways positive memories can lead to artistic expression.
Identity and poster design for a techno concept called ‘Goesting’. Our goal was to create a women friendly style with a summer vibe. The bold logo can also be used as a watermark on the photos made during the party’s.
An Odyssey to Blue
An Odyssey to Blue
This is a shortmovie we made together with Mohamed Chaoui for the Integrated Design Conference in Antwerp. We intended to capture the color blue in its most pure form. In the search for this particular hue of blue we ended up in the stratosphere. Here, 31,5 kilometers above the earth, we found the “ultimate” blue. It is not only beautiful, the blue of the stratosphere is also necessary. We would also like to thank Koninklijk Metereologisch Instituut (KMI), Traxgo and ChampdAction for making our odyssey possible.
Identity created for photographer Raf Michiels. Because of his personal approach as a freelance photographer we chose to use his first name as the logo. Placing it in bold and simple lettering creates a very recognizable and readable logo. This logo is placed on a background created by blurring his photos.
Navigate The City
What if you are stranded in a foreign city without money or a pasport? How will you find shelter? Where can you find food? These were the questions we asked ourselves during the workshop ‘Design For Crisis’ by James Cameron Ewing at the Otis College of Art and Design.
In trying to find an answer to these questions we designed a blanket for the homeless. On this blanket is a map displaying the shelters where the homeless can got to eat and spend the night. As kids, hiding under your blanket meant safety and by doing this we try to help the homeless get to a safer environment as well.