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The World = Our Toolkit


Overview of the work of the designer duo Tejo Rémy and René Veenhuizen.

This book is one of the Best Dutch Book Designs 2016.

Author(s): Jeroen Junte, Ida van Zijl
Language: English
Pages: 192
Size: 165 x 235 mm
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 978-94-6226-153-2
Year: 2016
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Esther de Vries (Niessen & De Vries

Remy & Veenhuizen use the available data as their means. They take the liberty to label anything as working material: the information the space indicates, the limitations of the assignment or the material that they encounter. Then they start playing. In every design project they seek for new leads and develop a specific mindset that comes from within the project. Thus each project is designed from its own parameters and creates its own image.

The considerations in this process are capricious and without hierarchy, without guidelines and with space for twisted thoughts and poetry. Remy&Veenhuizen are not pragmatic, but explore, experiment and discover. Nothing comes first and the outcome is always unknown. They also throw away their principles on a regular basis: could it be something else as well? Positive randomness characterizes their attitude to design. There is no single best solution, its about considered arbitrariness. The moment in which something occurs is important. They want to give meaning if and when it happens. They want to work in the here and now, in their own reality. Capricious logic leads to materialized poetry.

Tejo Rémy en René Veenhuizen have been working together for a lot of years and are internationally well appreciated designers. There designs have been exhibited worldwide and are represented in many museum collections including these of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

This book is one of the Best Dutch Book Designs 2016.

Additional information

Weight 745 g