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Sikkens Prize 2017

by Thijs Verbeek grafisch ontwerp

Sikkens Foundation is an independent cultural foundation that aims to stimulate those social, cultural and scientific developments in society, where colour plays a vital role. The Sikkens Prize encourages such developments. Starting in 1960, The Sikkens Foundation has been awarding The Sikkens Prize to artists, designers, architects, as well as cultural institutions and companies producing important work with regard to the use of colors and color application. Past Sikkens Prize laureates include Gerrit Rietveld, Theo van Doesburg, Bridget Riley, and Johannes Itten.
The assignment was to create an colourfull identity for the Award ceremony of Sikkens Prize winner Hella Jongerius. The aim was to communicate visual why Hella Jongerius became the winner of the Sikkens Prize. Jongerius has been researching colour pigments and the connection between colour, fabric and light for years. The assignment contains among other things this program.

Starting point for this project was to create a design that relates to the approach of Hella Jongerius, without lapsing into, or merely illustrating, her idiom. The design for the Sikkens Prize award ceremony honoring Hella Jongerius consists of a series of test press sheets.
Test press sheet 1 (50x70cm) is folded up into an invitation and has had an extra print run of 800 sheets. Along with test sheet 3 (50×70 cm) these have been used in the program booklet. The test press sheets are printed on 60 gram paper stock, using three and two pantone colors. 
The two test sheets have been combined cross fold and bound by a single staple. On the inside of the folded page a test sheets is visible while the exterior displays the program text in grey print. As a result the various graphic works have become a visual representation.

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