Eyes On the Netherlands presents a calendar of digital events and insights dedicated to the Dutch visual communication and the contamination between the European trends and influences in this sector.
The programme of online events includes the contributions of the international guests involved in the activities. Each guest will talk about the contents presented in the event, from exhibitions to performances. Everything you have always wanted to know about their projects and the creative process that inspired them will be revealed!
Online Event - Opening Talk
Friday, May 14 2021, 6.00 – 7.15 P.M.
Eyes On the Netherlands opens with a talk dedicated to the main themes of the event. Dennis Elbers (Graphic Matters) and Richard Niessen (author of “The Palace of Typographic Masonry”) will tell their experience within their respective projects, while Désirée Bonis – Ambassador ad interim of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome – will talk about the involvement of the Dutch institution in the project, describing the collaboration with Graphic Days® and its support in the graphic design field.
Ilaria Reposo – Director of Print Club Torino – and Fabio Guida – Artistic Coordinator of Graphic Days® – will welcome guests and the online audience to officially kick off the event.Event link
Online Event - Dennis Elbers, Graphic Matters
Saturday, May 15 2021, 11.30 – 12.15 A.M.
Dennis Elbers, founder and director of Graphic Matters – the biennial festival in Breda – will talk about how graphic design is an attitude, a way of thinking and approaching topics. His experience in the field has led him to understand how self initiated projects serve to build a professional practice. Dennis will also talk about what it means to design and create graphic design projects in the public space.Event link
Online Event - High on Type
Wednesday, May 19 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
Hans, Vincent and Guido are going to do a live online drawing session where they will ‘use’ High on Type as their collaborative playground. The collective shares passion for letterforms, and during this event, the attendees will be guided through the playful calligraphic games that the Dutch artists create with brushes and ink.Event link
Online Event - Studio Dumbar
Thursday, May 20 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
Liza Enebeis, the Creative Director of Studio Dumbar will introduce this Online Event by presenting the studio and its vision of Dutch design. Merijn van Velsen, the Lead Visual Designer, will follow by telling more about the NL Branding project, the new visual identity of the Netherlands, which the studio created in 2020 with the aim of representing the nation as a forward-looking country of entrepreneurs and innovators. Stan Haanappel, the Studio’s Senior Designer will also talk about DEMO Festival, the project that started from the desire to celebrate the best of motion design in a public space.Event link
Online Event - Karin Langeveld, Trapped in Suburbia
Friday, May 21 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
Karin Langeveld, the co-founder of the studio, will talk about how the Flags of Peace project was born, starting with the ambitious goal of collecting the contributions of well-known and talented young designers to create a visual dialogue around the concept of peace and its symbolism.Event link
Online Event moderated by Nikki Gonnissen with Thomas Widdershoven, Pepijn Zurburg and Yuri Veerman
Wednesday, May 26 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
How can a graphic designer give a meaningful contribution to a society in transformation? During the roundtable, Nikki Gonnissen, co-founder at thonik, will propose designers Thomas Widdershoven, Pepijn Zurburg and Yuri Veerman to answer this question through the projects that they have developed in the last years.Event link
Online Event - Edwin Jakobs, RNDR
Thursday, May 27 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
Edwin Jakobs, one of the founding partners of a studio for interactive design RNDR, will present to the public the core projects of the studio, but also reveal the research behind the project that RNDR has prepared for the Palace of Typographic Masonry.Event link
Online Event - Matteo Bruno, Slim Dogs
Friday, May 28 2021, 3.30 – 4.20 P.M.
Matteo Bruno, head of the Photography and videomaking department of Slim Dogs and Sony Ambassador, will present the fundamentals of direction and the grammar of storytelling starting from the analysis of the video made in quarantine of his imaginary journey through the continents. What if instead of being in his apartment, Matteo Bruno could have shot this video for real? What equipment would it take to be slim but qualitatively impeccable?
In collaboration with Sony.Event link
Online Event - What Design Can Do
Friday, May 28 2021, 5.00 – 5.30 P.M.
What Design Can Do (WDCD) is a platform that mobilises creative communities around the world to contribute to a sustainable and socially just society. Their most recent “No Waste Challenge” calls upon all creatives, hackers, and dreamers to submit bold solutions to reduce waste and rethink our entire production and consumption cycle. During this online event, Rosa Kieft, the programme lead, and Pepijn Zurburg, the co-founder, will talk about the challenge programme and campaign, as well as present some of the most inspiring proposals they have received.Event link