Graphic designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. Often uses drawing as a tool to generate typographical, architectural or abstracted signs, and explore various narrative structures. Works on commissioned and autonomous projects in the range of book design, exhibition design, animation, installations.
Selection of commissioned, self initiated projects and exhibitions:
Various designs for the educational department of Het Nieuwe Insituut, Rotterdam; Fashion Data
and The Garden of Machines
(design for two exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2015-2016); From A to B to C
(exhibition commissioned for the 26th graphic design biennial in Brno, CZ, 2014); Recording, Collecting, Cataloguing and Witnessing
(installation and publication commissioned by San Serriffe for Kunstvlaai Amsterdam, 2014); Kunstformen der Natur
(exhibition at Mediamatic Amsterdam, 2014); Architecture of Flight
(video, in collaboration with Sophie Rogg, Martin Huger, commissioned by the educational department of the Stedelijk Museum, 2013); L’Batwar
(book design, ed. du Sirocco, Casamemoire, 2013); Learning the Alphabet from a Plant
(self published, 2012).
09.2016–01.2017: Teaching design at the Preparatory course of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
19.05.2015–22.05.2015: Restricting Drawings
, workshop with the 2nd year graphic design students at the Rietveld Academie (with Nerijus Rimkus).
20.09.2014: A is for
and Drawing B
, workshops at the Moravian Gallery in Brno, CZ.
Typeface: Jungka by
© Rudy Guedj, 2017
A PET EEL WITH EARRINGS
Slides designed for A Pet Eel with Earrings
, a performance by Will Pollard, June 2016.
Design of the german translation of Gaston de Pawloski's Journey to the Land of the Fourth Dimension
realised in collaboration with designer and publisher Anton Stuckardt. Published by 0#.
160x240mm, german, 322 p.
Selected work realized for the educational department of Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam.
Design for the exhibition Fashion Data
at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.
GARDEN OF MACHINES
Design for the exhibition Garden of Machines
at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.
FROM A TO B TO C
Installation commissioned for the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno
, Czech Republic. Two drawing workshops 'A is for' and 'Drawing B' were organized there in September 2014. The publication Everything Starts from a Dot
was made in collaboration with Ronja Andersen.
Design of a publication telling the transformation of the old slaughterhouse building of Hay Mohammedi in Casablanca, Morocco.
200x290mm, french/english/arabic, 312 p.
LEARNING THE ALPHABET FROM A PLANT
The publication compiles a series of (typo)graphical signs that have been generated during a drawing performance taking place at the Frascati Theater Amsterdam.
165x245mm, 80 p.
Invited by amsterdam based bookshop San Serriffe to create an installation and publication during Kunstvlaai (Amstelpark, Amsterdam, 2014.)
Sign: 4x4m, Publication: 130x90mm
THE CURIOUS, THE MARVELOUS AND THE PARTICULAR
"In quest of understanding the role of plants in medicine first, then defining nature study as a field of inquiry in itself during the Renaissance, botanists and artists tried for a long time to depict plants in a realistic manner in order to improve knowledge of the natural world. I would like to investigate on how this quest of accuracy developed itself with an underlying wish to fantasize on reality and how trying to portray plants has in fact been a way to generate 'the curious, the marvelous, and the particular'."
110x185mm, 115 p.
Serif typeface, regular and italic were originally designed for the publication 'L'Batwar'.
ARCHITECTURE OF FLIGHT
Animation commissioned by the educational department of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the context of the exhibition "Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-garde"
(19 Oct 2013 - 2 Feb 2014).
In collaboration with Martin Huger and Sophie Rogg.
Animation with sound, 3:30 min loop, 2013.
KUNSTFORMEN DER NATUR
Series of collages realized manipulating and interfering with Ernst Haeckel's 'Kunstformen der Natur'. An installation consisting of 9 lightboxes was presented at Mediamatic, Amsterdam in October 2014.
With Sophie Rogg, Martin Huger, and Olya Troitskaya.
Lightboxes: 80x120cm, Publication: 270x400mm, 100 p.