RAW COLOR
The work of Raw Color reflects a sophisticated treatment of material and colour by mixing the fields of graphic design and photography. This is embodied through research and experiments, building their visual language. Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach work on self initiated and commissioned projects in their Eindhoven based studio.
Address
Klokgebouw 130
5617 AB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Mail
info@rawcolor.nl

Video

Wool Testlab

October 2013

For the video three playful settings focus each on one of the wools properties. Unlike material testing in industrial production this ‘Wool Testlab’ interacts with the material in a rather unusual way....MORE

Film

Liquefied White

September 2013

This movie is a reminiscence of light shaded vegetables and their textures. The composition arising from the white liquid allows the viewer to experience the graphical qualities of its elements....MORE

Textile

Tinctorial Textiles

April 2013

Tinctorial Textiles is a new step in the research on natural pigment. 13 curtain panels executed in semi translucent wool overlap to create colour blends between each shade....MORE

Textile

Index Collection – Towels

October 2012

The Index Collection is for sale
Indexing colour in the technique of weaving was the departure point of this research. The Index Collection is series of tea towels and blankets. The total collection consists of 3 different colour series. ...MORE

Textile

Index Collection – Blankets

October 2012

The Index Collection is for sale
Indexing colour in the technique of weaving was the departure point of this research. The Index Collection is series of tea towels and blankets. The total collection consists of 3 different colour series....MORE

Identity

Raw Color Identity

Augustus 2012

The most important focus point was colour, material, tactility and combining these into a system. 5 different shades were blend from two PMS-tones. Within the each tone different intensities are created. Business cards contain 100%, compliment cards 80%, envelopes 60% and the letter 40% of the original shade. ...MORE

Installation – Textiles

Cryptographer & Encoded Textiles

April 2012

A personal message is more and more often sent digitally. Intangible, floating in the air, only readable on a screen. The Cryptographer generates pattern by translating words to a code. Bleached into fabric the message becomes tangible....MORE

Book

Babel on demand
Sophisticated Geometry

May 2012

For the annual Graphic Design Festival in Chaumont, we've been inivted to participate in the book project Babel on demand. ...MORE

Installation - Research

D/struct - with Lucas Maassen

October 2011

developed for MU - After the Bitrush
After music and film it is about time to trade other products in the digital realm. Their shared conceptual-aesthetic approach led Lucas Maassen and Raw Color to research how a physical product can function in a digital environment. ...MORE

Photography & Video

Temporary Trees - with Mkgk

October 2011

developed for Make a Forest & MU
For Raw Color and studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters trees are anything but static. They ever changing life forms that determine how we experience light, shade, wind and changes of the seasons. ...MORE

Photography & Video

Invertuals 3

October 2011

Dutch Invertuals are responding to the prevailing spirit of uncertainty and the downside of freedom. Raw Color created the photo-series for this years exhibition expressing each participants vulnerability....MORE

Installation - Research

Paper Shades

May 2011

Five carefully selected shades of wood are simplified to its smallest fibre. The dust, originating from one plank, is transformed into a pile of paper. ...MORE

Installation - Research

Paper Wood

October 2010

Raw Color simplified the ingredient of 'medieval wood' to its smallest fibre. This element, originating from one plank, is transformed into a pile of paper. ...MORE

Installation

Liquid Palette

October 2010

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
What is the nature of a colour and what is the connection to its physical state. Based on the ongoing research of deriving pigments from vegetables, the aim was to showcase the liquid condition of the colour before it is fixated to the medium of paper or textile....MORE

Agenda

Raw Color Agenda 2011

January 2011

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Textiles

Raw Textiles

September 2010

Based on the ongoing research this was actually the first time that we examined the application of the dyes on textile. We deepened ourselves in the old techniques of dyeing textile with natural pigments and their possibilities. After dyeing the silk for several days it resulted in 18 unique shades that were created by pure and mixed vegetable dyes....MORE

Poster - Research

Absence of Presence - Groot Grafiek

November 2010

developed for Grafisch Atelier Daglicht
Daglicht is a workplace for silkscreening and other printing technique's based in Eindhoven. Different artist and designers from Eindhoven and Rotterdam were invited to use the workshop during one year to experiment with their print making techniques. The only given fact was the format everybody had to work with; 120x160cm....MORE

Photography

Colour Stills – Sight Unseen

January 2010

A series of still life's that tries to capture the characteristics and associations of certain color shades. For example, reddish is represented as tensed, explosive and dynamic, skin shades are shown by softness and purity. ...MORE

Photography

Invertuals 2

March 2010

Invertuals is a photo serie created for the group Dutch Invertuals, used as press-material during the Salone del Mobile, Milano 2010, all the participants are covered up with big foam volumes. ...MORE

Textile - Installation

Exposures 2 - Textiles

October 2009

part of the exhibtion Dutch Invertuals
Fascinated by the idea of shaping a textile by the pure usage of light, we developed 'Exposures' a photosensitive fabric based on the blueprint technique. The 'gradient machine' is especially designed for the production process and exposes the textile in horizontal lines to the daylight....MORE

Installation

Exposures 1 - Machine

October 2009

part of the exhibtion Dutch Invertuals
Fascinated by the idea of shaping a textile by the pure usage of light, we developed 'Exposures' a photosensitive fabric based on the blueprint technique. The 'gradient machine' is especially designed for the production process and exposes the textile in horizontal lines to the daylight....MORE

Photography

Invertuals 1

September 2009

Invertuals is a photo serie created for the group Dutch Invertuals, used as press-material during the Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2009, all the participants are covered up with different textiles. ...MORE

Photoseries

Stuffed - Peep

October 2008

This photo-series is playing with the perception of stuffed birds. The written word is a reference to the former voice text of every bird, the peeping....MORE

Booklets

This is basic - Books

October 2008

part of the installation This is Basic
The booklets were sketches and starting point of 'This is Basic' at the same time. They are based on paper planes, their relation and interaction with each other. The contrasts of cut papers planes form new compositions every time you turn a page. ...MORE

Posters

This Is Basic - Posters

October 2008

The big pop-up shapes are triangles, circles and squares, by unfolding the poster the shapes open up and become three-dimensional. This transformation highlights the effect of shadow and reflection on the surfaces and shades....MORE

Photoseries

This is Basic - Photos

October 2008

part of the installation This is Basic
Part of 'This is Basic' research is the photoseries. Here the focus is on the structure and spatiality of paper. By means of shadow, reflection, lines and color arises an abstract image. Through the exposure appears a color gradient and reflections which normally stays unnoticed. Paper doesn't feel like paper anymore. ...MORE

Installation

This is Basic

October 2008

Planes, shadows, hues and reflections are subject of this research. For this study we have chosen for paper because this material has all appropriate qualities we were looking for. ...MORE

Textile

Formation

September 2008

We were invited to team up with Seterie Argenti, a family business that is specialised in digital printing on textiles. Since they have a rich history in the textile industry, they created a huge archive of prints and fabrics, including works for international fashion labels....MORE

Photography

Raw Color 3

April 2008

A series of photography created as a reaction of the earlier research done on the color cards. This is a further examination on the visual structure of the vegetables. It also illustrate the mixing ratio of the color card research. ...MORE

Poster Series

Raw Color 2

March 2008

Trying to apply some of our strongest pigment we made some juice cartridges. These inkjets prints are done with (C) Red Cabbage, (M) Beetroot en (Y) Pumpkin. Caused by the irregular juice flow, the ink jet created unique stripe pattern in every print. The examples shown are the very first try outs. ...MORE

Exhibition

Raw Color 1

March 2008

A visual research about vegetables and their powerful color. Vegetables are dismantled and purified to their visual essence 'RAW COLOR'. The harvested color is captured by a new process preserving their intensity on color cards. ...MORE

Exhibition

100% SAP

October 2007

100%SAP is a project about the power of natural color. Vegetables are transformed to a natural ink to feed a new printing process. This process enables the viewer to watch the posters print slightly grow. A 3-D ingredient returns as 2-D icon. ...MORE

Photography

Febrik – Collection 2014

April 2014

Febrik is a new Dutch brand of interior textiles founded by Renee Merckx and Jos Pelders. The photo series of is part of Febrik's new identity. The setting is based on half open boxes that are painted in the gray coulour scheme of the identity....MORE

Book

TextielLab Yearbook 2013

March 2014

The TextielLab publishes this yearbook to feature the most interesting projects being developed at the Lab during the past year. The 2013 edition is designed as a follow up of the yearbook of 2012 based on the ingredients of the identity of the TextielMuseum....MORE

Photography

New Window x Lex Pott

February 2014

New Window is an online platform and design label that gives an insight into the making process of art and design. The campaign photo series of the Diptych project refers to the black frame used in the New Window identity....MORE

Identity

AOO
Altrescoses Otrascosas Otherthings

September 2013

AOO is a new store and brand in Barcelona started by Marc Morro and Oriol Villar. The letters AOO represent the words Altrescoses - Otrascosas - Otherthings in catalan, spanish and english....MORE

Photography

Arco - Local Wood

December 2013

Local Wood comes from the region around the Arco factory in Winterswijk. The concept for the photoshoot was to generate transparency of the product by showing the places the wood passes till it is transformed into a table. ...MORE

Photography & Film

Arco - Balance Table

September 2013

Raw Color was commissioned by the dutch furniture label Arco for the reissuing of the Balance table. The shoot focused on the table's graphical elements and the four new colours: natural, grey, deep green and rosa. ...MORE

Identity

De Intuïtiefabriek

July 2013

For the development of the new identity of De Intuitiëfabriek the material feel was an important ingredient. The aim was to design 'pieces of material' that represent the tactility and detailing of their products....MORE

Graphic Design

Words Don't Come Easily...
Centre for International Light Art

September 2013

For their temporary exhibition the second version of the communication strategy is used that implements the 'set of rules' composed from gradients and bright colours. ...MORE

Textile

TextielMuseum – Towels & Linnen

June 2013

For the collection of the TextielMuseum a series of tea towels and table linen is developed that will communicate the new identity....MORE

Book

TextielLab Yearbook 2012

April 2013

Every year the TextielLab publishes its yearbook, featuring the most interesting projects being developed there during the past year. The 2012 edition is designed as a continuation of the identity that was introduced earlier....MORE

Textile

Raw Color Ribbons for Santa & Cole

April 2013

The studio was commissioned to develop new colour schemes for the woven ribbon of the spanish design label Santa & Cole. These ribbons are wrapped around a steel frame to become the lampshades of the existing Trípode series....MORE

Photography & Graphic Design

Ontour 'Gardeners United' S/S 2013

February 2013

In this collection functional workwear is combined with classy sportswear creates. These features are also represented in the photography by vegetables and sport ball stacks. ...MORE

Identity

TextielMuseum & TextielLab
Identity

January 2013

The basic icon of the institute represents the T, M and L that are overlapping. In the icon the weight can shift as well to either TM or TL representing TextielMuseum or TextielLab. Departing from the icon it serves as the basic element to construct a big variety of patterns....MORE

Video

Unbloom for TheOneMinutes

October 2012

Being aware that a flower's bloom is only a temporary state these videos speed up the visual decay of different flowers by transforming them into black and white versions of themselves. ...MORE

Book

The Essence of Light
Centre for International Light Art

January 2013

The book 'The Essence of Light' features the collection of the museums' installations. Starting from the floor plan as the basic structure, the book takes the reader through the space. Executed on different papers contrasting each other....MORE

Graphic Design

Lightlines (Un)real
Centre for International Light Art

September 2012

The exhibition Lightlines (Un)real is the kick off for the new graphical language of the museum. A set of visual ingredients is defined such as gradients, bleed, mirrored typografie… These are used in the first design and will return in the follow ups....MORE

Spatial Graphics

De Etende Mens
Designhuis – Premsela

June 2012

For the exhibition 'De Etende Mens' the exhibition graphics are designed by Raw Color. Panels are developed inspired by commercial signing and supermarket shelves. ...MORE

Graphics

Daphna Laurens - Cirkel Collection

March 2012

Daphna Laurens initiated the collaboration with Raw Color as part of an ongoing concept; the Dutch designers will commission various designers and artists to create a collection of posters representing their pieces....MORE

Book

Livable Cities - Philips Design Probes

May 2012

For the Research Department of Philips Design Probes we designed the book for the project 'Livable Cities'. This department is investigating the future, focusing on a certain theme linked with social aspects. Due to this approach the process and research are of high importance and are documented in a book. ...MORE

Photography

Nowness
Martin Creed x Pierre Gagnaire

March 2012

Eindhoven-based design duo Raw Color toast the opening of Martin Creed’s grand overhaul of London’s Sketch restaurant with graphic still lifes dedicated to the restaurant’s new menu. The Sketch Founder’s Artist-Inspired Dishes Reassembled into a Bold Still Life Series....MORE

Box

Nest 2011 Box – Onomatopee

February 2012

The Nest 2011 series entitled Comfort Zone & Disillusion is compiled within the box-set, containing the 4 publications plus a textual compendium — in collaboration with the Royal College of Art’s Critical Writing in Art and Design course...MORE

Book

Nest#9 - Jozua Zaagman - Onomatopee

January 2012

This booklet can be seen as an atlas compiled from a bottom-up perspective, featuring hands on maps and statistics, and insight text into the place and position of this very conduct....MORE

Graphic Design

De Krabbedans – Brabants Talent

January 2012

The art platform De Krabbedans showcased the exhibition Brabants Talent. Three young female artists were selected to react on the work of Ester Tielemans. Since this was the starting point for the artists it was used as the starting point for the graphic design language. ...MORE

Book

Copy Nature - Onomatopee

October 2011

This collaboration between artists‚ workshop, Beeldenstorm, and Onomatopee presents 10 talented designers who add cultural extra value by developing the economic durability of raw materials, both personally and sincerely, through experimental production methods: metal + sentiment!...MORE

Book

Nest#8 - Onomatopee -
Nacho Carbonell

September 2011

Nacho Carbonell works within a culture of free-time and luxury, and seeks there the boundaries of a semi-fundamental / authentic experience. His work balances on the borderline between nature and culture. ...MORE

Photography & Lookbook

Ontour - A/W 2011 - On Strike

August 2011

For the lookbook Autumn / Winter 2011 collection "On Strike" the question was to create images that capture the spirit of their collection that is inspired by activists protests and underground resistance....MORE

Identity

Franke Elshout / Food Design

September 2011

For the food designer Franke Elshout we designed their visual identity. Since she is a part of Keukenconfessies the aim for her own identity was to link to Keukenconfessies identity. Basically this is the inversed version....MORE

Book

E'ven Schilderijen

September 2011

Initiated by Jan Willem Renders, the exhibition 'E'ven schilderijen' was focusing on thirty contemporary painters from Eindhoven. For the book we focused on the different formats of the painting. All paintings were represented in scale drawings with specific structures displaying the painting medium and carrier....MORE

Book

Nest#7 - Onomatopee -
Willem Claassen

June 2011

By optically relocating spatial function, Willem Claassen produces a functioning experience of open-end architectonics and objects. This lays bare a spatial or mental disillusion: nicely and autonomous! ...MORE

Spatial Graphics for ANWB shop

Merkx+Girod

May 2011

The Amsterdam based interior Architect studio Merkx+Girod assigned Raw Color as graphical partner to participate into the design process of the pilot store of the The Royal Dutch Touring Club....MORE

Book

Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst / Overview 2002 – 2011

March 2011

In the 2011 the Museum stopped its activities. For this reason a book was commissioned to give an overview of the museums' activities from 2002 – 2011. The cover is a 8 page unfold-able timeline that is structured by year and colour....MORE

Website

De Fabriek - Website

February 2011

De Fabriek (Factory) Eindhoven is one of the oldest art spaces in the Netherlands. Their website was renewed with a clear focus on the archive of 30 years of material. ...MORE

Book

Nest#6 - Onomatopee - HeyHeyHey

March 2011

heyheyhey (Erik Sjouerman and Elske van der Putten) defy all categorical definitions. They could be labelled graphic designers, street artist, intervention artists or product designers....MORE

Annual Report

Daglicht 2010

March 2011

Daglicht is a workplace for silkscreening and other printing technique's based in Eindhoven. For the annual report of 2010 we did the design of the booklet. ...MORE

Book

Nest#5 - Onomatopee -
Yasser Ballemans

February 2011

For Nest#5 'Manifestation, A plea for sense / making imspressions' we designed a book for Yasser Ballemans. The work of Yasser is focused on creating 3 dimensional volumes from a 2 dimensional material....MORE

Flyer

Invitation – Groot Grafiek

November 2010

For the project Groot Grafiek, we were asked to design the invitation for the exhibition in CBK Rotterdam and De Krabbedans Eindhoven. Different artist and designers from Eindhoven and Rotterdam were invited to use the printing workshop during one year to experiment with their print making techniques....MORE

Photography

Flow – Kleurenwaaier

September 2010

Flow was a group exhibition during Dutch Design Week 2010 about movement, transformation and change. The exposed work was reaching from mechanical art installations to half translucent glass pieces. We were searching for an image giving the suggestion of motion and covering the nature of the exposed pieces. ...MORE

Book

Nest#4 - Onomatopee -
Erwin Thomasse

January 2011

For the Nest#4 edition '38 under par and 11 holes-in-one' we designed a book for Erwin Thomasse. Characteristic to his work is a visual language that is seemingly sensational, citing trendy pop cultural eclecticism: whatever works does the trick: fast, short-tempered and bombastic....MORE

Booklet - Annual Report

Kunstlicht in de Kunst 2009

April 2010

For the year 2009 we designed the annual report of the museum. The design is based on a clear basic grid, that helps to enhance the overview of the exhibitions, artists, visitors, events and other information of that year....MORE

Book

Nest#3 - Onomatopee -
Lucas Maassen

October 2010

Publication is part of the Nest series
For Nest#3 'Conceivably the object is what it seems' we designed a book for Lucas Maassen. His work is playing with the context of what is real and what is not. Utilising exclusive materials and technologies, a secondary layer of tension of conceiving objects arises, in highly playful manner. ...MORE

Identity

Maarten Kolk / Guus Kusters

November 2010

The visual identity for design studio Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters is created by Raw Color. Their work contains self initiated and commissioned projects, focussing on origin esthetics, production processes, flora and fauna....MORE

Book

Nest#2 - Onomatopee - P.Koole & A.Dijkstra

July 2010

Publication is part of the Nest series - showcasing emerging talent
For the first booklet Nest#2 that is entitled (Con)Textual - What do we really read? and featured the artists Anne Dijkstra and Peter Koole were presented; The two artist are both creating 'flat works' such as drawings and paintings, in which they relate to visual and inter-textual documentations. ...MORE

Identity

Keukenconfessies

May 2010

For the fooddesign studio 'Keukenconfessies' we designed their visual identity. Their work aimes at food design, with an open approach to environment and mood, always packed into a different concept. ...MORE

Book

Self Health - Philips Design Probes

May 2009

For the Research Department Probes at Philips Design we were asked to design the book for the research project Selth Health. This department is occupied with the future, concentrated on a certain theme (often social aspects) the group designers are thinking and designing ahead. Because there won’t be an endproduct the researches are set in a book....MORE

Booklet – Annual Report

Kunstlicht in de Kunst 2008

March 2009

For the year 2008 we designed the annual report of the museum. The design is based on a clear basic grid, that helps to enhance the overview of the exhibitions, artists, visitors, events and other information of that year....MORE

Identity

StrijpX

August 2009

The core of this visual identity is the special developed dessin, composed of geometric shapes relating to the letter X. Every layer makes in a efficient way use of the C,M,Y based offset printing process....MORE

Poster

Kunstlicht - Li Hui

July 2010

The Light Art Museum in Eindhoven is focussing on contemporary art dealing in one our the other way with light. This can mean that the medium of artificial light sources is used. Besides the museums own collection, the main focus is on group- and solo exhibitions. ...MORE

Poster

Kunstlicht - Change of The Century

November 2009

The Light Art Museum in Eindhoven is focussing on contemporary art dealing in one our the other way with light. This can mean that the medium of artificial light sources is used. Besides the museums own collection, the main focus is on group- and solo exhibitions. ...MORE

Book & Poster

Kunstlicht - Neon Delight

June 2009

The Light Art Museum in Eindhoven is focussing on contemporary art dealing in one our the other way with light. This can mean that the medium of artificial light sources is used. Besides the museums own collection, the main focus is on group- and solo exhibitions. ...MORE

Photography & Booklet

Kunstlicht - Beleidsplan 2009 – 2012

January 2009

For the 'Beleidsplan' we've created a photo-series of light art objects from the museums' archive. ...MORE

Publication – CN

IdN Designing for Food

January 2014

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Publication – CN

Neon - TextielMuseum & TextielLab

December 2013

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Publication – UK

Computer Arts - Temporary Trees with MKGK

November 2013

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Publication – CN

Solo, Duo, Trio

June 2013

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Publication – PL

2+3D Magazine Poland

May 2013

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Publication – ES

Produced with Love

April 2013

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Museum – USA

Index Collection included in Cooper-Hewitt Collection

January 2013

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The Index Collection has been included in the permanent textile collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York.

Publication – CN

Multicolour

January 2013

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Publication – CN

Geographics

December 2012

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Publication – NL

Elle Decoration

November 2012

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Publication – ES

Stationery

November 2012

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Publication - UK

Icon - Cryptographer

September 2012

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Exhibition Preview

Cryptographer at
Share Your Copy

18 September – 23 September

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The Cryptographer will be on show during Graphic Design Festival Breda.

Exhibition Preview

The Meaning of Colour
Gallery Valerie Traan

6 September – 27 October, Antwerp / BE

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The Blossom photo series will be for the first time on show, as well will be Temporary Trees be part of the group show.

Publication - USA

Sight Unseen Book
Colour Stills

August 2012

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Online Publication

Cryptographer
& Encoded Textiles

August 2012

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Online Publication

Multi-various projects

June 2012

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Online Publication

Cryptographer &
Encoded Textiles

May 2012

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Publication - NL

Temporary Trees with Mkgk

April 2012

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Publication - NL

D/struct with
Lucas Maassen

April 2012

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Online Publication

Cryptographer - 7 Highlights
Milan Design Week

April 2012

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Publication - Italy

Abitare – D/struct

March 2012

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Publication - Germany

Introducing – Gestalten

February 2012

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Publication - China

Art in Book

February 2012

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Publication - Taiwan

Taiwan Design Center

February 2012

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Online Publication

D/struct with
Lucas Maassen

February 2012

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Online Publication - South Korea

Temporary Trees

February 2012

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Online Publication

Temporary Trees with Mkgk

January 2012

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Publication

Hands on Dutch Design

January 2012

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Publication - NL

Eigenhuis & Interieur
Colour Stills

December 2011

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Online Publication

Temporary Trees with Mkgk

January 2012

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Online Publication

Temporary Trees
with Mkgk - Dezeen

October 2011

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Online Publication

Temporary Trees
with Mkgk - Yatzer

November 2011

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Online Publication

This is Paper - Colour Stills

November 2011

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Publication - IT

Abitare – Dutch Invertuals Matter of time

September 2011

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Publication - China

IdN - magazine

Augustus 2011

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Publication - South Korea

Graphic

August 2011

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Publication - NL

Colour Hunting

July 2011

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Publication - NL

The Best Dutch Book Designs 2010 - Catalogue

February 2011

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Publication

Pasajes Diseno#20

May 2010

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NRC - Matter of Time

October 2010

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Lead

October 2009

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Frame

September 2009

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Blend

August 2009

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Pasajes Diseno #16

September 2009

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De Kantlijn nr. 9

December 2008

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The Truth of Basics - Onnomatopee 26

October 2008

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Form

June 2008

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