Spring Design Academy

Spring Design Academy

Jan van Eyck Academie

Jordy van den Nieuwenhuizen, Occhiali Da Sole.

December 16, 2016
Spring Design Academy

April 18–22, 2017

Application deadline: February 13, 2017

Van Eyck – Multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands

T +31 43 350 37 37
[email protected]


Join the Van Eyck institute in Maastricht (Netherlands) for a five-day, intensive Spring Design Academy with designers Roosje Klap and Jordy van den Nieuwendijk.

You’re invited to come work with silkscreen, animation and Risograph printing in our world renowned Charles Nypels Lab for Printing & Publishing.

(Graphic) designers with a predilection for craft and dialogue

450 EUR excl VAT (544.50 EUR incl VAT). This includes a fixed budget for material, a welcome drink, daily lunches, two X dinner

With Roosje Klap a typeface can be unreadable, a book can turn out to be a sculpture and a stamp can become a draw-by-numbers picture. Her research-based interdisciplinary design approach enables Roosje to challenge the boundaries of graphic design and create new forms of communication.

After her training in graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, she started her own studio for visual communication—mainly graphic design and typography—working in close collaboration with specialists from different cultural backgrounds, such as artists, curators, architects, type designers and writers. She designed two stamp series for PostNL as well as a 2 EUR coin for the Netherlands. For her design of the Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists and for the Rijksakademie Annual Report 2011 she received a European Design Award. Next to private and public commissions, she also defines her own assignments. Solving the mystery of an unanswered question is what drives Roosje Klap.

Jordy van de Nieuwendijk‘s work is like jazz: a chaotic, heady blend of motion and freedom delivered with knowing wit, humour and tradition. His palette is instantly recognizable, the primary colours used within it are the first we learn as children and the subjects are things we know and love: people, plants spectacles and curly hair surrounded by shapes we associate with joy: swirls, loops, squiggles, corkscrews, sun.

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk was trained at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His commission list reads like a magazine section in a library, his client list like a “Who’s Who?” of popular and retail culture. He has a passion for the world, for silliness and light, for entry-level jubilation. He can wipe a paintbrush daubed in Cadmium red across anything and make it look alive, and beautiful. (Author: Liv Sidall)

Van Eyck 
The Van Eyck is a multidisciplinary post-academic institute for artistic talent development located in Maastricht, the Netherlands that furthers experiment, research, study, production and exchange. Artists, designers, curators, photographers, architects, and writers come from all over the world to work on their own and collaborative projects during a residency that lasts six up to 12 months.

The academy works with experienced advisors and boasts quality labs (wood, metal, printing, photography/new media, library). Additionally, the Van Eyck organizes master classes and courses and a public programme consisting of exhibitions, presentations and lectures.

To learn more and to apply:

Contact: [email protected]


Call for applications: Spring Design Academy at Van Eyck Multiform Institute for Fine Art, Design and Reflection

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