Design, Typography

Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries

Graphic designers Niessen & de Vries describe their work as “lyrical design”: expressive and imaginative, using a richer language to appeal to the senses and the intellect. Their work is involved, subjective and personal in origin.It is spontaneous, even conversational, not intended to impress with its erudition or cleverness. NIESSEN: Richard Niessen (Edam-Volendam, 1972) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996, Richard works on a body of work with a strong preference for print, graphics and music,with an ever-expanding vocabulaire of (homemade) letters, sign systems and ornaments inviting the viewer to wander, guess and hopefully find.

AND: Niessen & de Vries complement each other as individual designers and work together as a team on projects including their series 1:1:1.

DE VRIES: Esther de Vries (1974, The Hague) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1998. Esther is specialised in book- and the more spacious areas of design. Through her meticulous working method, which consists of constantly reviewing and questioning the project at hand, she presents its content in a way that reinforces its diversity and richness, rather than simplifying it.