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 – 7.00 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 Bas Ernst – Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands – 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.
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.
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.
Online Event - Karin Langeveld e Cuby Gerards, Trapped in Suburbia
Friday, May 21 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
The two founders 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.
Online Event - Nikki Gonnissen, Studio Thonik
Wednesday, May 26 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.
Online Event - Edwin Jakobs, RNDR
Thursday, May 27 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M.