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Thursday, 29 December 2016
This was 2016


In 2016, we had two solo shows: Provo Station at GfZK, and Word-Things in Time-Space at Riot. We did the exhibition design for Space Embodied (HNI). There was The No-Thing, an all-purpose protest banner (a, b, c) we created for The Thing Quarterly. For TTQ, we also made a series of seasonal t-shirts, and a tote-bag. The Athens Recorder was a publication we designed and edited for photographer Johannes Schwartz. We made some other books (EP2, VB, EVL), went on a West Coast tour (LA, SF, Seattle, Portland), did some more traveling, and gave lectures in Leipzig and Ravenna. We were interviewed. We continued teaching at WT. Other things we did: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, etc. Anyway – have a great holiday, and all the best for 2017!
Wednesday, 09 November 2016
The No-Thing

It's on: pre-sales have started on the winter issue and all-purpose protest banner we have made for The Thing Quarterly: the No-Thing. Get yours now!
Monday, 19 September 2016
Last chance to Riot

When in Belgium, make sure to visit Word Things in Time Space, our exhibition at Riot in Ghent that opened on May 6, 2016.

Hurry up though, it runs for only one more week: until September 24.
Tuesday, 05 April 2016
Station to Station

When in Germany, make sure to visit Provo Station, our current installation at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK) in Leipzig. Running until May 22, Provo Station sets out to explore some of the ways in which the Provo movement (1965–1967) managed to transform the city of Amsterdam into a machine for communication (and non-communication).
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More information can be found here (and here), while a first selection of photos (installation views / details) is uploaded here.

Sunday, 07 February 2016
West Coast Tour

Keep on truckin' in 2016. In February, we will be doing talks in Los Angeles (LAABF, February 13), San Francisco (CCA, February 16), Seattle (Public Library, February 19) and Portland (Beyond This Point, February 20). All these talks are free, and open to the public – but seating is limited, so make sure to RSVP. Also, during the LA Art Book Fair (February 11–14), we will be signing (or rather, stamping) copies of our paperback at the Roma booth (T09), every day around noon.
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East-coast-wise, we're very happy that a selection of our work will be shown during an exhibition at NY's Drawing Center. The show will run from February 19 to March 20, but our section of drawings will be on display from March 4 to March 13.
Wednesday, 30 December 2015
This was 2015

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First of all, we launched our monograph (w/ zine and bag), published by Roma. We designed a publication for Melanie Bonajo. We created a site-specific mural for an exhibition in Zürich, and we revisited Lost Formats for Fotomuseum Winterthur (see also here). We designed some signage for Hacked. There were two new issues of High (1, 2), some loose contributions for group shows (1, 2, 3, etc.), and we did some interviews (1, 2, etc.). We gave a workshop at Krabbesholm Højskole, together with Linda van Deursen. We did some talks (NYABF, UCLA, C-H, Winterthur, PrintRoom, etc.). We visited Tokyo (to work on Mash), and did two lectures there. We've been teaching at WT and Artez. And now we need a rest. All the best for 2016, everybody!
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Roma 250/249/248

Announcing 'Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset' (Roma 250), the first-ever publication about our own work, released by Roma Publications in Amsterdam. A fanzine (Roma 249) and tote-bag (Roma 248) have been produced as well, to accompany the release of the book. scs-small  Also announcing 'Matrix Botanica Vol. 1: Non-Human Persons', the publication we recently designed for Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo, as published by Capricious in New York.
Thursday, 02 April 2015
Spring 2015

Some upcoming events. First of all, we're working on a 'graphic intervention' for an exhibition that will take place at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich – the opening will take place on April 16, 2015. Secondly, we designed five Provo-related posters as a contribution to Yes Yes Yes, a group show that will open on April 18, at Colli in Rome. 
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And finally, around May 1, the Whitney Museum will re-open at its new location – featuring a graphic identity that we designed in 2012 (and that has been maintained by the Whitney's in-house design team ever since). In fact, on the occasion of the opening, we've been asked to create some new work for the Whitney – more about that later.
Monday, 15 December 2014
Annual Report

In 2014, we were involved in the design of three major exhibitions: O:ABC, IABR and Game Theory. We stopped working for De Oude Kerk, and started working for the Rijksakademie. We edited and designed Tiergarten for Johannes Schwartz. Then there were things like DLO, APF, 24P, High Signs, and the 1-year anniversary of the Whitney ID. Our work was acquired by CNAP and Cooper-Hewitt. We did lectures in Cape Town, Prishtina and Berlin. We went to Brno, just for fun. We have been teaching at Rietveld and WT. We're currently working on a book about our own work (to be published by Roma). And we now need a holiday. All the best for 2015!
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Friday, 11 July 2014
Biennialism

There are currently two architecture biennials going on, and we happen to be involved in both of them. First of all, we were responsible for the spatial design (and graphic design) of 'Open: A Bakema Celebration', the Dutch entry to this year's Architecture Biennale in Venice. A first selection of pics can be found here, a video can be watched here, and some articles can be read here (1234).
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And secondly, we collaborated (with EventArchitectuur) on the exhibition design of the current International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam (IABR), currently taking place  at De Kunsthal in Rotterdam. A review can be read here.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Game Theory

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Curated by Angela Jerardi, and taking place at the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, 'Game Theory' is a group show for which we did the exhibition design and graphic design. Part of the 2nd CAFAM Biennale, 'Game Theory' will run from February 28 to April 20, 2014. Contributors, collaborators, participants and subjects include (in no particular order) YKON, Constant Nieuwenhuys (New Babylon), Temporary Services, The Yes Men and Experimental Jetset (Two or Three Things I Know About Provo). Special thanks to Chris Lawrence and Herman Hake.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
This was 2013

Another year, another round-up. Our main occupations during the first months of 2013 were still Whitney-related, while the summer was spent moving our studio from one location to another. Immediately after that, we were asked to develop the graphic identity of the Oude Kerk – a project we’re currently working on (in the meantime, a website, coded and designed by ourselves, can be found here). We did a LongLunch lecture in Glasgow, continued working on Karina Bisch’s Kiosk-project, started teaching again (at Rietveld Academie and Werkplaats Typografie), and were involved in some smaller projects (e.g., 1, 2, 3). So yeah, that was 2013. On to 2014!


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