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Drawing as a neverending process

A publication for visual artist Allie van Altena

A publication detailing the artistic journey and creative process of visual artist Allie van Altena in the form of a folding sheet. For Allie, the pro­cess is as significant as the final result, so we poetically portrayed his studio and pro­cess: when the monochrome sheet is unfolded, the material he works with reveals itself in vibrant colour, as an invitation to delve into his artistic world.

www.allievanaltena.nl

Graphic design and publication Allie van Altena

Graphic design and publication Allie van Altena

 

 

A publication with video on DVD

Inspired by the folding sheet, a DVD followed. Unfolding its cover simulates the turning of the sheets. In the video, every­thing converges: the materials, the creative pro­cess, the turning of the sheets and the work in colour, portraying a seamless, continuous journey.

Graphic design and DVD Allie van Altena

Graphic design and DVD Allie van Altena

 

 

“Antibodies” leporello

Another project we designed for Allie was a leporello featuring his series of drawings “Antibodies”, reflecting on the lockdown period when reality seemed replaced by another reality. The white skeleton represents the poet and dreamer, while the black skeleton represents the vision or thought. The viewer can interpret whether reality has become a dream or a nightmare.

The leporello displays alternating white and black drawings on one side, with on the other side the sentence:
“THE POET WILL SEE CLEARLY THAT THERE IS A CLOUD IN EVERY SHEET OF PAPER. WITHOUT CLOUDS THERE IS NO SILVER LINING. AND THAT’S HOW DREAMS COME IN.”

The beginning and end of the leporello can be attached by two magnets, creating an infinite carousel.

Graphic design “Antibodies” leporello

Graphic design “Antibodies” leporello

“Attention, expertise, and creativity combined with direct communication make collaborating with Eyal & Myrthe a celebration. In addition to their very clear visual language, I have been admiring their openness and patience for over 15 years. By thinking along and empathizing, they make the assignments ‘personal’. I hope for at least another 15 years of unique collaboration.”

Allie van Altena

More book designs

Book design & murals Royal Theater The HagueBook design & artwork "Amber Revolution"Book design & covers Lannoo, Academia PressBook design "Je ziet ze vliegen"Book design "Dürr-i Meknûn"Book design Municipality The Hague "Haagse Nieuwe"Book designs & covers SkribisBook designs & covers APS, VUBPressBook design "Kunst over Bomen: Bomen over Kunst"Book design Municipality The Hague: Delta plan Cultural EducationBook designs & covers APS, VUBPressPublications & graphic design for visual artist Allie van AltenaBook designs, covers, series and magazines for Maralte Publishers"Wonderlust", book designs & covers APS, VUBPressBook designs & illustrations "Learning Dreams"Book design & covers Lannoo, Academia PressBook design & covers Lannoo, Academia PressBook designs & covers Liberaal Archief, LiberasMagazine & infographics The Needs of the Malians for Justice

Other projects

Large-scale wall mural design Aldi Scheveningen Silkscreen art prints series "Unity" Book design & murals Royal Theater The Hague Graphic design, visual identity & communication, Theater festival "Het Circus" Design & illustrations Buddy Netwerk "Wonderlust", book designs & covers APS, VUBPress Book design Municipality of The Hague "Haagse Nieuwe" Visual identity "White Wolf" Handwriting font type design Dille & Kamille Book design & artwork "Amber Revolution" Design & illustration wine label "Moon Lagar" Logo & custom typeface Jumbo Supermarkets Typographic brand name design Albert Heijn "Cookie Bites" Book design "Je ziet ze vliegen" Book designs & covers APS, VUBPress Book design Municipality of The Hague: Delta plan Cultural Education Historical font revival "Rosart" Visual identity, menu cards lunchroom "Ode" Graphic design concert program, poster & brochure "Spiegel im Spiegel" Book designs & illustrations "Learning Dreams" Visual identity with website & typeface "Vilt aan Zee" Visual ideneity with logo & facade lettering "Vleugels" The Hague Design & illustrations "Mijn Wereld Kaart" Monograms: various designs for typographic logos Book design & covers Lannoo, Academia Press "Kristal" Typeface design Book design & covers Lannoo, Academia Press Visual identity with website & typeface "De Slimme Speeltuin" "Kristal" Typeface design Book designs & covers Skribis Magazine & infographics The Needs of the Malians for Justice Book design "Dürr-i Meknûn" Art print "Revolution Sun" Visual identity with website & promotional materials "Passie in Vorm"