Monday, 26 September 2011

Wim Crouwel - a graphic odyssey

what to do when the weather is foul? Go to one of Amsterdam's amazing museums. I went to the the van Gogh museum a few weeks back, awesome, and a fortnight ago to The Handbag Museum. Also amazing.
Next I'd like to share the Temporary Stedelijk 2. This museum is a really nice size, not too overwhelming. The Stedelijk says it's cuttent exhibitions "highlights the museum’s renowned collection of modern and contemporary art and design. Selections from the collections are presented in innovative ways within the current conditions of the building. The exhibitions showcase the breadth of the museum’s collections, which include over 90,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, works on paper, artist’s books and applied, industrial and graphic design." Not too shabby, eh?I went to see, in particular, the retrospective on the Wim Crouwel's life's work. Great exhibition, you can read more about it on the Stedelijk's site here.
Jam-packed with brilliant logos, font, poster, book-cover design, and much much more. If you're a graphic designer, get your butt over there.Some pics from the other rad exhibitions.
Temporary Stedelijk 2: Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm, Thursday: 10am - 10pm, closed on Mondays.
Costs: Adults: €10, City pass Amsterdam, Dutch Museum card, and kids up to 12 years, all free.

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