Zefir7: Richard Niessen

The Palace of Typographic Masonry

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 20:30 hrs
(doors open: 20 hrs)
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language spoken: English
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Zefir7 is the Monthly Designers Café at Stroom Den Haag in collaboration with BNO. This evening our guest is graphic designer Richard Niessen, who will talk about The Palace of Typographic Masonry.

"Ideally, a society offers a rich and diverse range of stories and forms, something called the ‘greater narrative of culture'. Graphic designers contribute to this diverse collective imagination, relying on their imaginative capacity, visual rhetoric and skill to create new order through a range of approaches. In its formative role graphic design sets an interaction of images and counter-images in motion - greasing the wheels of social communication. The aim with The Palace of Typographic Masonry is to make a plea for this splendor and variety of the craft. A place where the intrinsic values of graphic design can be stored and cherished, a collective building that is entirely devoted to the profession's abundance, poetry and digressions."

Richard Niessen (1972, Edam-Volendam, The Netherlands) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996. As a graphic designer, he is known for his colorful posters and expressive typography, innovative identities and his collaborations with other artists. Practicing as an artist and designer, Niessen has conducted workshops with students and designers around the world, and he has lectured and exhibited his work widely. He teaches Graphic Design at the Bachelor Graphic Design program of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).


Richard Niessen: The Palace of Typographic Masonry
photo: design: Studio Renate Boere