Text/authors: Jeroen Boomgaard, Jouke Kleerebezem, Rianne Petter & René Put
isbn: 978-90-78088-59-2   ..  € 25,00  .. buy book


Unconventional and thought provoking artistic research into the function of poster imagery

A book for students, designers and other creative people engaged with design, image and communication

Read here the interview of BNO with Rianne Petter and René Put, about the possibilities of the poster (in Dutch).

• Review_Het Parool, December 3th 2012, p. 20_in Dutch
• Review_Het Parool, December 1th 2012, p. 35_in Dutch
• Review_Jan Pieter Ekker blogt (December 2nd 2012) more

Poster Nº 524 presents graphic designers René Put and Rianne Petter's visual research on the medium of the poster. For three months, Petter and Put collected posters hung throughout the city of Amsterdam, a total of 523 different posters. They carefully studied and deconstructed this collection, researched certain elements, isolated and then reconstructed them. Poster Nº 524 makes clear how a creative research process works, and is designed so that more generalized meanings about posters and visual culture are made visible. Jeroen Boomgaard and Jouke Kleerebezem's texts both deepen and contextualize Petter and Put's individualistic approach, while at the same time exploring the historical meaning of posters in public space. more
Rianne Petter works as an independent graphic designer on commissions from both the cultural and commercial circuit, in the areas of art, festivals and fashion. She also regularly teaches at the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam.

René Put and Brigitte Gootink together form the design bureau PutGootink. He works on a wide variety of projects, designing books, catalogues, stamps, campaigns and the design and installation of exhibitions. Put teaches graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. more

Their collaborative research into the medium of the poster started during at the Research Group Art and Public Space at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. They pursued this research with the support of a grant from Fonds BKVB (2009/2010).

Jouke Kleerebezem is an artist, organiser and writer. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

Jeroen Boomgaard is Professor of Art and Public Space at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and head of the master's course in artistic research at the University of Amsterdam. back

Poster Nº 524: Exploring the Contemporary Poster
Graphic design: Rianne Petter & René Put .. 176 p .. 32 x 23 cm (h x w) .. Swiss binding .. English .. in cooperation with Research Group Art and Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam .. supported by Fonds BKVB/Mondriaan Foundation, Stokroos Foundation