The Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Art educates its students to become critical thinkers and versatile practitioners who develop outstanding concepts for visual communication. Its world-wide reputation is fueled by the high level and thorough education, the investigative and conceptual approach in teaching, as well as the excellent quality in the field of typeface design and typography. At the Royal Academy of Art, students are encouraged not only to find answers to the problems of tomorrow and the rapidly evolving new-media landscape, but also to pose questions on the social responsibilities of a contemporary designer.
In everyday work, the designers have virtually infinite ways of expressing ideas at their disposal: sketching with a pencil, composing text with a design program, drawing patterns in sand, experimenting with different materials, coding on a computer, visualizing data, organizing photographs and many more. The products they create are equally diverse: websites, apps, games, books, magazines, newspapers, spatial experiences, stationary, flyers, publicity campaigns, signage, typefaces, logos, flags, fashion items, packaging, money, and so much more. Often graphic designers go beyond visual communication and involve sound, texture, and even smell and taste. As with many other domains, the power of graphic designs grows when combined with of other disciplines, for example fine arts, architecture, film or theatre, but also mathematics, biology or social sciences.
The connotation with printed matter, which can be found literally in the name of the discipline, is a relic from the pre-digital era. But the label does not fully represent the content anymore. This is why more recently some refer to the discipline as visual communication or visual design.
Graphic design is, in fact, both creating a communication concept and implementing it. And just as much as concepts can be built from a variety of approaches, the implementation can be executed using a variety of media. For that reason, the discipline is often described as heterogeneous.
In their practice, contemporary graphic designers work on commissions and also initiate their own projects. They are no longer solely designers, but often also assume the role of an editor, a project manager or a publisher. Due to this inherent complexity of the projects, designers need to include a thorough research into their practice. That’s why the ideal graduate is an investigative designer who is aware of current affairs, chooses his medium wisely, and is familiar with both traditional and new media.
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Elodie Hiryczuk (FR 1977) and Sjoerd van Oevelen (NL 1974) is an artist duo creating projects ranging from photographic and spatial installations to monumental public art projects. More information on www.hiryczukvanoevelen.com.
Develop a set of commodity icons that can be used in on and off line communication for international development organization SNV
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV is an exciting organisation to work for. The world is your playing field and your products will really get a global outreach. But maybe more importantly, by contributing to this assignment you are contributing directly to poverty reduction and doing something good for the world. All the money we don’t have to spend on designers, we can actually invest in one of our programmes.
Fairphone is looking for a multi-talented graphic designer to supplement our Communications department with print and online materials for a 3-6 month student internship. Candidates will combine the social impact of Fairphone into ethically engaging messaging of the company brand. You’ll join our team in making Fairphone materials catchy and beautiful throughout our channels with your visual design skills. You should be capable to meet strict deadlines, while working in-house alongside our Communications team.
On 4 February 2014, Graphic Design student Tereza Rullerová (1987) has been awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Finance a grant of EUR 500 for her project Dutch Education, contributing to the exhibition What’s inside the ‘koffer’?. The jury commended not only the high quality of her video clip, but also the successful interdisciplinary execution and her courage to pose tough questions like ‘Does your government have it under control?’.
In the week of 3 to 6 February 2014 a Syrian artist from the Syrian Freedom Movement will work with students from the Graphic Design department in order to examine which visual resources can be used effectively in the public domain, beyond the borders of language. This can be literally in The Hague's public space, but also on the internet, in the digital public domain or with mobile phones.
On december 3rd 2013 Toon Lauwen together with Graphic Design student Bram de Leeuw presented an app that evolves around the New Alphabet by Wim Crouwel. The famous Dutch designer Wim Crouwel joined the presentation.
Students Ditmar van Dam, Octavia van Horik, Yara Veloso and Edgar Visaar from the Graphic Design department Design Office designed a special and innovative gift for the Supreme Court of The Netherlands. On 1 October 2013 Ditmar van Dam presented the first copy of this gift to His Royal Majesty King Willem Alexander.
This fall Design Studio Fabrique organises a couple of events for students, such as lunches and masterclasses. Why? Because they like to be in touch with young talents and share expertise and experiences. But mostly, because they are curious and like to meet you! For more information and apllication check out: www.fabrique.nl/events
This year The Hague’s Peace Palace celebrates its 100th birthday. Especially for this occasion Ozhan Ateş, student from the Graphic Design Department, designed a Pax O Scoop and presented it last Thursday September 5th to children from the Oranjeschool in The Hague. Alderman of Education Ingrid van Engelshoven as well as the director of the Carnagy Foundation Steven van Hoogstraten were present.
Students of the Graphic Design department have put together the exhibition 'DONE WITH BOOKS' that will be on show from 22 June until 29 September in Museum Meermanno, The Hague. Students asked visitors to think about the expiration date of the paper book. Does the book have a future?
Eight students of Graphic Design (DT3) worked on films for the Generic Function House. This is a new classification system for municipal employees. 15th of May the students did their presentation. Caroline Stevens and Yulia Nesterova won the first prize. The other students received the second prize.
Like every year, the Student’s Choice Jury (5 students of The Hague’s University of Applied Science) has nominated 3 films from the Movies that Matter film program for the Student’s Choice Award. Students can visit the festival and see these 3 films for free! (makesure you’ll bring your studentcard)
Eye is calling students, the public and film professionals to send in their homemade recut trailers. The best ones will be shown on the big screen in EYE, and featured during the Night of the Recut Trailer, on May 9
Visit KABK STOOR during Hoogtij #36 and enjoy VJ performances by students Csaba Bogadi and Allison Western. 18 galeries, artist spaces and cultural institutions will be open to the general public on the 7th of March from 7 pm - 11 pm. Admission is free.
Are you a young filmmaker between 15 and 30 years old? And are you not yet graduated from an art academy? Then the organisation of the Young Art Short Film Award would like to receive your short film. Categories are: animation, docu, fiction and experimental.
For our new project we're looking for someone who could shoot 3 short video's (in 3 languages) for us and edit them. In the beginning and middle of March we would like to start working on it and at the end of March it needs to finished. We don't have professional equipment, but you could use our GoPro. If you have good equipment yourself, that would be great. The compensation is 800 euro (Incl. Vat). If you're interested and/or you want more details, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Van 14 maart tot 4 mei is elke vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag de tentoonstelling, waarin de evolutie van de strandbeesten van Theo Jansen wordt getoond. Wij zoeken vrijwilligers die ons willen ondersteunen bij de ontvangst van de bezoekers, het uitvoeren van hand -en spandiensten tijdens het evenement en/of administratieve werkzaamheden. Kom je ons graag helpen? Mail dan uiterlijk voor 7 maart naar email@example.com.
The new competition :output award 2014 has started. Any work related to an area of Design or Architecture, usch as Graphic Design / Product Design / Typography / Photography / Illustration /Typeface Design / Multimedia, Moving Image, Interior Design and Archtitecture is eligible for submission. The winner will be awarded a scholarschip of 3000 Euro.
Wanted Magazine is the academy wide magazine made by students from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
The first issue will be launched Thursday the 6th of February at STOOR, Herengracht 38.
Party starts at 17:00.
Come by for your copy and enjoy the music and a drink with us!
Marieke Schoenmakers new Director of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
As of 1 January 2014 Marieke Schoenmakers has taken up her appointment as the new Director of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). Next to this she has taken a seat on the Board of Governors of the University of Arts, The Hague. Henk van der Meulen, Director of the Royal Conservatoire and currently Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors will take up the role of Chairman on the same date. Marieke Schoenmakers will succeed Jack Verduyn Lunel, who will retire in January 2014. The Supervisory Board, the KABK and the University of Arts, The Hague, have all expressed their pleasure at this appointment. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Sjoerd Eisma: “With her professional experience in arts education and her affinity with design and the visual arts, we at the Royal Academy of Art believe we have found an inspirational new Director.”
Ben jij een talentvolle vormgever / ontwerper / architect / productontwerper / modeontwerper / onderzoeker / stedenbouwkundige / game-ontwikkelaar / illustrator / beeldmaker? Ben je in de laatste vier jaar afgestudeerd en wil je je professioneel verder ontwikkelen? Dien dan je portfolio in en misschien wordt jij een van de nieuwe talenten met een beurs binnen de Deelregeling Talentontwikkeling van het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
A panel made up of eight international experts from the world of fine arts and design visited the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in October 2013 under the chairmanship of Prof. Janwillem Schrofer, former president of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. They assessed each study programme according to three standards, with possible scores including unsatisfactory, satisfactory, good and excellent. This week, the panel gave their final assessment: the Bachelor in Fine Arts (ArtScience and Fine Arts departments) received two scores of ‘good’ and one ‘excellent’ and the Bachelor in Design (Photography, Graphic Design, Interactive/Media/Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and Textile and Fashion departments) was rated ‘excellent’ three times.
The Master of Design in Type and Media was also assessed by an international panel in October. The panel was chaired by Prof. Erik Spiekermann, acknowledged internationally as one of the leading experts in typefaces and typography. The panel also rated Type and Media ‘excellent’ three times.
The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague presents the exhibition THIS IS THE SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL IS MANY THINGS which brings together the works of 11 alumni: Jessica de Boer, Gilles de Brock, Yair Callender, Vera Herr, Anouk van Klaveren, Nynke Koster, Femmy Otten, Willem Popelier, Johan Pragt, Martijn Rigters and Nikkie Wester.
In light of the publication of the fourth edition of AR[t] magazine, the launch of the Royal Academy of Art’s workshops website and the Research Department IVT’s acknowledgement as a so-called centre point digital visualisation and production techniques in art education, a mini-conference will be hosted on Thursday 28 November 2013.
In April 2013 the Royal Academy of Art The Hague presented itself for the sixth year in a row at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy.
Today LIVE FACTORY MAKE MY DAY takes on a new life at the Ministry of Finance, as ‘Interior Moves. KABK alumni and students at de Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2013’.
Roosje Klap (Head of Graphic Design) & Claudia Linders (Head of Interior Architecture & Furniture Design) designed the third commemorative two euro coin within the context of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Out of a selection of 11 design proposals, Linders’ and Klap’s proposal was chosen as the winning design. On 25 November 2013 the new eurocoin was presented to the public by the vice president of the 'Raad van State' Piet Hein Donner.
Thursday November 14th at 16:00 City Council Member of Culture Marjolein de Jong will announce the winner of the ‘Prijs voor Haags Toptalent 2013’.
Three of the in total four nominees graduated this summer from the Royal Academy of Art: Jan Rosseel (Photography), Dayna Casey (Graphic Design) and Nynke Koster (Interior Architecture and Furniture Design.
Met ontzetting en verdriet hebben wij kennis genomen van het onverwachte overlijden van onze zeer gewaardeerde oud-collega Klaus Baumgärtner.
Op 8 november 2013 om 15.00u opent de tentoonstelling ‘In Memoriam Klaus Baumgärtner’ in de galerie van de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag. De tentoonstelling is tot en met 15 november te bezichtigen.
Visual artist and artistic researcher Krien Clevis is the first doctoral student to receive a PhD from Leiden University after having finished the PhDArts programme, the collaboration between the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague.
October 30th 2013
Auditorium KABK, The Hague
The lecture is free of admission and open to all
Koen Kleijn – Philosopher, Writer, Micha Hamel – Composer, Poet, Gijs Assmann – Visual Artist
Anne Kluytenaar – Fashion Designer. Performance by Lukas Varady-Szabo. Workshop by Cornel Bierens in Dutch. To participate, sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As every year the Morelato company will produce the prototype of the winning project which will become part of the permanent collection of the MAAM, Museum for applied Art in the Furniture Field of the Foundation.
For the 2014 edition there are two major awards:
• First Prize “The Aldo Morelato Foundation – Opera Project” of € 5,000.00 (for professionals);
• The Student Awatd of € 2,500.00 (for students).
Integrated2013 is an international platform where students and professionals from the field of art and design can meet and exchange knowledge. New technologies and strategies will be discussed and looked at from multiple viewpoints. Tickets for students/teachers are 75 euros.
The winner will receive the prize of 10,000 PLN (about 2300 euro). Works of the winner and eight finalists will be presented at the exhibition during Fotofestiwal in June 2014 and as a slide show during international festivals of photography.
What do you think about when you hear the word Portugal? The Dutch embassy in Portugal invites you to design a book cover for an upcoming publication about Dutch-Portugees relations.
Deadline for submission: 31 October.
Voor het tweede jaar in successie daagt het Cibap talent uit, om deel te nemen aan de Cibap Ontwerpprijs. Dit jaar gaat het om het maken van een ontwerp voor een woon- of modeaccessoire, dat geprint wordt met een 3D printer. In het ontwerp gaan functionaliteit en design samen.Dick van Hoff, ontwerper en docent aan de Design Academie Eindhoven verbindt zich dit jaar als voorzitter van de jury aan de ontwerpprijs van het Cibap. Zijn motief: “Creativiteit ligt ten grondslag aan nieuwe ontwikkelingen, ik draag hier graag aan bij.”
After two succesfull attempts in Amsterdam and Milan we are honoured to announce the next performance of the theatrical installation 'Volta' by Dick Raaijmakers.
9th of October 2013
18.00 till 22.00
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
The New Institute announced the HOT100 2013 recently. They presented a selection of the best recently graduated artists and designers in the fields of art, media and technology. Four of our alumni are listed in this top 100: Menno van den Berg from Interactive/Media/Design and Marloes van Son, Daniel Berio and Nenad Popov from ArtScience. On 27 & 28 september 2013 during TodaysArt Festival in The Hague these alumni will present their works. The New Institute is a merger between Nederlands Architectuur Instituut, Premsela, Dutch Institute for Design and Fashion and Virtueel Platform.
Nest invites all students of all departments to reflect or react to the importance of 'the ego' within the context of the exhibition 'Me, Myself and I'. Selected students will receive an intensive acquaintance with the world of contemporary art in October and November. Their work will be regarded and criticized by curators, writers and art professionals with the aim to reach the appropriate level for exhibition in a public art space.
Let's Talk is a series of evenings with guest lecturers from the creative sector. The series is organised by Creative Network and aims to inspire and bring together designers from various disciplines and the marketing/advertising community in Europe.
3 conservatoriumstudenten zoeken ‘kunstdocent’ (m/v) voor de KunstKazerne; een nieuw, uniek concept, waarbij basisschoolleerlingen na schooltijd gedurende 3 uur les krijgen in beeldende kunst en muziek, met ruimte voor
Experimental Art Jam Session
at Roodkapje Rotterdam
Vond. A is Roodkapje's experimental art jam session during which four individual artists create a collaborative interdisciplinary work. Their time-based disciplines such as video, sound, performance and installation art synthesize and form a new dimension. The audience plays an active and passive part in the process and thus produces and consumes this work simultaneously. This way the audience can experience both the process and the outcome.
November 14th and 15th 2013 the VERS Awards XL will take place! Are you a new, young filmmaker, and did you make a film which is not older than a year, and the screen time is not longer than 25 minutes? Sign up for the VERS Awards before oktober 14th, and maybe we will show your movie on the big screen, for an interested audience and critical judges.
Design a lamp for iFabrica in the theme bio-based, sustainable, reuse/recycle/upcycle, local and fitting within the context. The lamp will hang above a table used to cut textile in the crafts& textile workshop of iFabrica. Prizes are a year long memebership to iFabrica (value 1740 euros) and a basic course of your choice.
Je bent verantwoordelijk voor de gastvrije ontvangst van bezoekers tijdens openingsuren en geeft uitleg over de lopende tentoonstelling. Daarnaast nodigen we je van harte uit om mee te denken over Nest. Heb je interesse in hedendaagse kunst en leg je makkelijk contact? Stuur dan een korte motivatie met cv naar marijn[at]nestruimte.nl.
Temporary Museum of Random Art
Sep 15th, 1-6 PM, Eendrachtsplein Rotterdam
On September 15th, the Eendrachtplein in Rotterdam will be transformed into a temporary museum. Everybody can join. There is no curator or commission money. Just the possibility of an enormous audience.
The Tiele foundation awards a prize to the best thesis on the subject of book studies in the broadest sense. Everyone who finished a thesis at a Dutch University or HBO education in the academic year 2012/2013 is allowed to participate. Already published theses are excluded from entry. Launguage of the thesis should be Dutch or English
This autumn, Study in Holland and NL Agency are holding a Creativity contest for international students in all fields of study. This is a chance for you to win great prizes!
Why this contest?
Study in Holland promotes studying in, that's right, Holland, by showing that Holland is different from other countries because it is truly pioneering, creative and connected. And the best way to prove this is by asking you, the international student, to show how Holland has helped you to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. Show us the most creative project that you are working on or have finished at your Dutch institution.
Hop on your bike to join Lorenz on a compostour to visit some local gardens that use composting in different ways. Meet other local gardeners and learn more about the possibilities for your organic waste. The fieldtrip ends at the Nutstuin again where Lorenz elaborates on his work and reveals his new designed compostbin for collective use.
Got a green thumb? Join Lorenz Olivier Schmid on Compostourism!
Nutstuin 13:00 – 17:00 + drinks
Send an email
This fall, Japanmuseum SieboldHuis and Gallery Diana Lepelaar inniate the art project “Samurai Warrior”. 60 artists will be chosen by an expert jury to exhibit their work in the museum from 7 December 2013 till 9 March 2014. The pieces will be offered for sale and 100 % of the profits will go to the artists. Also the winning artist will receive a cash prize and a solo exhibition in Galery Diana Lepelaar.
Etsy wants to help you start your own shop. Visit www.etsy.com/promotions, enter the code ‘Fin’ and pay no listing fees for your first 20 items. The offer is valid for one use per new seller and will be available until September 30th. It’s a simple way to get started on Etsy and sell your handmade items to customers all over the world.
In the group exhibition On the Edge nine visual artists and designers are exploring the boundaries: not only of their discipline but also of their imagination. Three alumni of the academy will present their works in this exhibition which will be on show from August 31st until October 27th.
As we are slowly but surely approaching the ninth edition of the TodaysArt Festival, we would like to ask for your help again!
The ninth edition of TodaysArt will transform the former ministries of Internal Affairs and Justice. These iconic towers - 124.000 M2 of currently vacant space - are located in the geographical and political city centre of The Hague right next to the Spuiplein, the traditional heart of the festival. In addition, the festival will take place in the City Hall’s Atrium and the public space in between these buildings.
On Tuesday 18 June 2013, from 11.45 till 13.00 hrs, the Centre for Innovation in The Hague will organise their first Inspiration Lab session. Head of the AR Lab, Yolande Kolstee, and professor at Leiden University, Robert Zwijnenberg will present their views on art and technology during this event. The importance of art and technology in education and future research are up for discussion.
Place of venue:
Leiden University Campus The Hague
2511 VA The Hague
Smits graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2010. His works were part of the Best of Graduates Show 2010 at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. Since then his highly detailed drawings have succeeded to build a notable following of his work. Premiering at the Volta Show will be his first 3D-work entitled Capital One.
On February 18th the Mondriaan Foundation announced the names of the fifty artists nominated for the Prix de Rome 2013. The artists were selected by a group of 35 scouts, comprising artists, critics and curators. Among the nominees are 7 former students of the KABK. Good luck to: Iva Supic Jankovic, Femmy Otten, Sarah Carlier, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Thomas Raat, Rafael Rozendaal and Maarten Sleeuwits! More information: www.mondriaanfonds.nl
The Revolution will not be Televised
Win 1000 euro in the Chaumont Student Competition
Entries for THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, the 20th edition Chamont Student competition, are now open. The competition is aimed at design students enrolled in public or private art schools, universities, technical and vocational schools for the current year 2012-2013.
Simon Levelt invites you to design a new saucer for coffee cup ‘ONE’. The 3 winning designs will be produced (in limited edition) and sold in the stores of Simon Levelt. An expert jury will decide the best (future) professional and amateur design. Also they will nominate the ‘runner-up’ for the third award: the public prize.
Send your self-portrait to Boijmans TV-tour guide Bregje for a change to win 1000 euro plus participation in the exhibition: ‘There is accounting for Tastes’ (Over smaak valt te twisten), opening on February 24th, 2013 in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
Can the roots of our current economic and financial crisis be made tangible through photography? The Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013 aims to peer into what has caused our current state of affairs, particularly into the so-called '1%' and its financial and political power at the expense of the '99%'. For this challenging theme, Noorderlicht calls upon the photographic community to help to build an inspired, profound and heartfelt exhibition.
Start of M2LIVE, the event for young and creative talent in the Bonnefantenmuseum. All student filmmakers from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are invited to send in their movie for the M2LIVE Film Award 2013.