Presentation: A Hermetic Compendium of Typographic Masonry—26 posters by Richard Niessen

Book salon with Richard Niessen

12 Jun 2014

For Dutch graphic designer Richard Niessen, the poster is a favourite means of expression. Posters don’t simply hang on walls – they can be piled up, cut out, turned around, or used as way finders or board games.…

Hermetic_Compendium_small - Esther de Vries & Richard Niessen

Niessen freely constructs and deconstructs the visual environments, functions and codes inherent to the medium. This compendium of screen-printed posters not only reflects his work, but can be seen as a set of clues to unravel his universe. The interplay of the selected works forms three constellations of sign, symbol and ornament. According to the introduction by Tony Côme, “Language is a building game whose blocks Richard Niessen keeps trying to reinvent.”

The first copy of the book will be presented to Kees Maas, the screen printer of the 26 originals.

During the presentation, Jean-Michel Geridan and Marina Bakic will give a talk about the design festival Une Saison Graphique 2014 that is currently taking place in Le Havre.


'A Hermetic Compendium of Typographic Masonry'

5 may - 28 june 2014 at Une Saison Graphique in Le Havre, France


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