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Experimental Jetset is a small, independent, Amsterdam-based graphic design studio, founded in 1997
Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen
Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, and describing their methodology as “turning language into objects”, Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutes.
They like to use the Helvetica Typeface in their work project most of the time.
Experimental Jetset’s methodology is best described as “turning language into objects.”
Experimental Jetset contends that their group of three is “small enough for everybody to feel involved, but it’s large enough to have the benefit of the collective; that magical feeling when the whole turns out to be more than the sum of [its] parts.”
Whitney ‘periodic table’, part of the whitney graphic identity manual (2012)
‘Panels’ (2010), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa‘club céramique’ (2010), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa
‘Out of fashion’ (2011), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa‘re-action’ (2011), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa
‘common grounds’ (2011), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa‘the art of inhabitation’ (2011), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa
‘Zoo, or the letter z’ (2012), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa‘playboy architecture’ (2012), A0-sized screenprinted poster for naim / bureau europa
Group exhibitions such as ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’ (Walker Art Center, 2011) and ‘Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language’ (MoMA, 2012)
Solo exhibitions include ‘Kelly 1:1’ (Casco Projects, Utrecht, 2002), ‘Two or Three Things I Know About Provo’ (W139, Amsterdam, 2011), ‘Word-Things in Time-Space’ (Riot, Ghent, 2016), and ’Superstructure’ (RMIT Melbourne, 2018)
Large selection of work by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, for inclusion in the MoMA’s permanent collection.
Between 2000 and 2014, Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam). They are currently teaching at ARTEZ Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem).
"If humans are shaped by their environment, then this environment has to be made human" Marx and Engels,
'The Holy Family' (1844)
"Now whip it/ into shape/ shape it up/ get straight/ go forward/ more ahead/ try to detect it/ it's not too late/ to whip it/ whip it good" Devo, 'Whip It' (1980)
‘Never excuse, never explain' - the quote is attributed to a lot of different people
As teenagers, they claimed to have been “completely absorbed” by all kinds of post-punk movements: psychobilly, garage punk, new wave, two tone, and American hardcore. They were drawn to the music, as well as to the graphic manifestations that came with it, such as record sleeves, t-shirts, patches, band logos, posters, among
Their early work takes its inspiration from punk rock movements and modernism, both of which are still present in their graphic aesthetic.
Influences: the language of late-modernism of the ’70s (which shaped us in an almost subconscious way, during our childhood years) and the post-punk landscape of the ’80s (which inspired us in a much more explicit way, during our teenage years). [Link Title]