Sybren Kuiper, Netherlands (2017)
Dutch graphic designer -SYB- (Sybren Kuiper) studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Utrecht. After graduating, he studied graphic design at the art academy. Since 1994 he works...Read full biography
4 items, Editorial
4 items, Editorial
Catalogue for an art exhibition in which each artist teamed up with a poet. The poet wrote one poem specifically suiting one of the works by the artist. The predominant color of this publication is black because this emphasizes the sometimes very dark and macabre quality of the works. The works and poems reveal themselves only after being unwrapped, leaving them in ‘a sea of black ink’. Only the cover containing all texts and poetry is white to contrast the content.
Dutch graphic designer -SYB- (Sybren Kuiper) studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Utrecht. After graduating, he studied graphic design at the art academy. Since 1994 he works as an independent graphic designer. -SYB- works almost exclusively for a wide range of cultural clients. The first half of his career predominantly posters, flyers and programs for theaters. The last fifteen years mainly on an ever growing oeuvre of books and catalogs commissioned by museums, publishers and photographers, with a strong focus on the narrative qualities of a project, always looking for ways to transform a (photo) book into an experience. To elevate the narrative of a project and make it more than a mere collection of pictures. Apart from a strong approach to editing and a keen eye for the use of text, he utilizes all the physical possibilities and characteristics of the book itself, sometimes deceptively simple, sometimes neglecting and stretching the percieved boundaries and limitations of bookmaking itself. -SYB- is part time teacher and art director. Occasionally he writes on behalf of his clients. His work has been widely recognized, nationally and internationally.