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Poster No 524

Exploring the Contemporary Poster


  • 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

Authors: Jeroen Boomgaard, Jouke Kleerebezem, Rianne Petter, René Put
Editors: Rianne Petter, René Put
Design: Rianne Petter, René Put

2012, Valiz with Lectoraat Art and Public Space, Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam | supported by The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Stichting Stokroos, Utrecht, Lectoraat Art and Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam | paperback | 160 pp. | 32 x 23 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-90-78088-59-2


  • Read here the review on Poster No 524 in Het Parool (December 2012)

About the authors (pdf)

Poster No 524 presents graphic designers René Put and Rianne Petter's visual research into the medium of the poster. For three months, Petter and Put collected posters found 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 ideas about posters and visual culture are made visible. Jeroen Boomgaard and Jouke Kleerebezem's texts both deepen and contextualize Petter and Put's particular approach, while at the same time exploring the meaning of posters in public space.