Project / exhibition contribution
We occasionally participate in interesting projects. It gives us the opportunity to learn new disciplines, techniques and people. This time we successfully contributed with our 'Copycopycopyshop' posters, cards & envelopes to the GA Zichtbaar (GO Visible) exhibition. Initiated by Letterproeftuin & Graphic Workspace, GO Visible promotes print in general and the entirely new graphic workshop of the city of 's-Hertogenbosch in particular. Ten design studios were asked to contribute to the project.
Print has an emotional quality that digital doesn't offer. We can not only look at it but also smell the ink and feel the paper or finishing. With print we can make a visual and haptic statement that underlines the messages. Craftsmanship is achieved through dedication, attention, experimentation and repetition… repetition… repetition….
'Copycopycopyshop' is about experiment, wonder, tactility and authenticity. It's about the Human Touch in analogue reproductions. These posters and cards, made of heat sensitive ink, ask to be touched. They have something magical. With every touch you'll see something different, something unique, never perfect. They challenge to experiment and play.
Copycopycopyshop has been published in two international publications: Playful Graphics – Graphic Design That Surprises 2015 and Look at me! – New Poster Design 2015. It received special attention on design blogs: a.o. vormplatvorm.nl, creativedigest.co.uk & printeresting.org
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