me news

08:55 – 17:34

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design student jelle kok interviewed me (plus michiel schuurman, staynice and herman van bostelen among others) earlier this year for his graduation project, the results of which can be seen online, a book with two opposed reading directions (and stories)

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also check out his visual poetry festival project which looks great… good stuff jelle well done… and of course congratulations on graduating

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m / 18-03-2015 13:16 - tags: , , , ,  

new work this week

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m / 17-03-2015 14:20 - tags: , , , ,  

how much?

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…the more detailed answers you get, the better. You have to understand the client’s limitations, and be synced with them regarding what exactly you’re going to do for them…

this week lior frenkel contacted me; he is the author of this very insightful long read about the the price of a logo, full of insights and tips from a myriad of professionals, worth your time… thanks for sharing lior!

…usually your clients don’t have a clue what formats and shapes they need. All they know is to say: “I need it for my FB page” or “I want it to appear on the website both for desktop and mobile version” or “I need to put it on a green menu”, etc. So don’t be a dick, help them with this, but also remember that it takes extra time to figure out these things…

see also this related blog post of mine, from 2009

m / 16-03-2015 18:41 - tags: , ,  

the end?

…what does it mean to be a graphic designer in a world that is in transition? A world where old economic models are under fire, established institutions are in danger of disappearing and fundamental social behaviours are changing…

interesting documentary by erwin slegers, head of the design department at the HKU art academy, although i find myself disagreeing with the opinions of several of the people he interviewed

m / 13-03-2015 09:29 - tags: , ,  

new work

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the first release on MO’ blue: a new music label we have just completed for the metropole orkest

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two other new labels MO’ black & MO’orange are to follow soon…

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m / 26-02-2015 08:48 - tags: , , , ,