Roosje Klap researches the experimental boundaries of custom fit design, peculiar yet collaborative.
‘With Roosje Klap a typeface can be unreadable, a book can turn out to be a sculpture and a stamp can become a drawing-by-numbers-drawing: she has a strong affection for unorthodox type design. Many of her projects involve close collaboration with specialists from different cultural backgrounds, such as artists, curators, architects, type designers and writers. The research-based interdisciplinary design approach enables Roosje Klap to challenge the boundaries of graphic design and create new forms of communication. Roosje Klap represents a new generation of graphic designers that not only works on private or public commissions, but also defines their own assignments.’
From: ‘Dutch Profiles’ about Roosje
Roosje Klap mainly works in the cultural field: museums, galleries, art publishers and artists. She designed two series of stamps for the Dutch Post as well as the new two Euro coin for the Dutch Mint of the Netherlands. For her design of the ‘Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists’ and for her ‘Rijksakademie Annual Report’ she received a European Design Award.
Founder of Roosje Klap (2008), Design Displacement Group (2014) and ARK.AMSTERDAM (2018). Together with Niels Schrader, Klap is head of the Graphic Design BA and MA Departments at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. She is research advisor for Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, chairman of the jury for the Dutch Design Awards and the Valiz Foundation and gives lectures and workshops worldwide.
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