Visual identity for a sculpture garden. The identity has been applied to various items from entrance tickets, invitations, ground plans, flyers to posters and a website.
A new face in town. Collaboration between three leading art institutions in Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Tent and Showroom MAMA, which together offer an educational program. Logo design and printwork.
A collection of objects of my affection ——–> MAGAZINIER
A selection of commissioned projects
Logo and signage for a clothing boutique. A letter in a letter or a letter dressed with a letter.
Promotional work for MMCA / the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.
Too Big to Fail is an ongoing project which consists in the making of large-scale screenprints. Along with these was realeased a catalogue by Korean publisher Corners: a booklet with a tie, therefore possibly the best dressed book ever.
Design for a dinner setting at Studio Makkink & Bey inspired by their lovely towel. Commissioned by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
A small publication about the Smallest Printing Company. A Letterproeftuin project hosted at the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont.
What can we do ourselves, how does this work and what would happen if we start imagining? Alongside four of the best young Dutch design practitioners we speculate on these simples questions. In this both fancy and pocket size reader, four designers share production possibilities, scenarios on how to organize yourself and tools/guidelines to start producing. Commissioned by Onomatopee. In collaboration with Yorit Kluitman.
If you stand in the right place, this host welcomes you at the entrance of the festival. 3D poster for the Graphic Design Festival Breda.
“Ame ga furimasune (It´s going to rain)” ビニール傘 / plastic umbrella
A house on legs. Each brick can slide in and out to create messages or smileys. Messages for commuters like ‘Have a nice day!’ in the morning or ‘Welcome home!’ at the end of the day. Sketch proposal for a competition to create a landmark next to the city ring route. Commissioned by the municipality of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Sandberg instituut, Onomatopee, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Tent Rotterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Just Haasnoot, Nationale parken, Gemeente Eindhoven, De Parade, Ketelhuis, Gemeente Utrecht, Arcam, MU artspace, Pulchri studios, International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont
Timon van der Hijden is co-founder of the collective Letterproeftuin. Since its inception in 2010, Letterproeftuin’s delightful public works have challenged the limits of printing technology in ways big and small. The traveling collective was founded and is managed by graphic designers Timon van der Hijden, Yorit Kluitman, and Jaron Korvinus, who each work autonomously in their respective studios throughout the year. They convene three to four times annually to present site-specific workshops and exhibitions engineered to highlight creative processes, encourage collaboration and sharing, and satisfy the trio’s self- professed “passion for printmaking.”
Timon van der Hijden was co-founder and partner of La Bolleur until 2014. La Bolleur is a multidisciplinary design studio, founded by a group of thinkers and makers who take having fun seriously. This eclectic collective of designers evolved from organizing parties and dinners during their study at Design Academy Eindhoven to an office that applies the skills of each individual member in projects involving graphic-, product- and spatial design. Their aim to create a pleasant world using creativity is embedded in both commissioned and self-initiated projects. La Bolleur achieved international recognition with their Mini Golf Club in Milan and were awarded the Dutch Design Award for best integrated brand communication for its graphic design.
Website build by Arie van Vliet. Photos by: Aad Hoogendoorn, Leon Hendrixx, Vincent van Baar, Zowie Jannink , Fieke van Berkom & Yorit Kluitman.
A workspace as an exhibition. This graphic playground is a place where craft is mixed with contemporary technique. FiZZZ BZZZZ! (FR), Jordy van den Nieuwendijk (NL) and Nathan Cowen (USA) were invited to come and work with Letterproeftuin prior to the opening of GDFB. Throughout the festival the designers were operational in the workshop, giving the public an opportunity to see how the process works. Letterproeftuin in collaboration with Graphic Design Festival Breda.
For the annual financial report of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, several art pieces are dressed up as pie charts showing different facts and figures about their past year’s progress.
A patchwork of posters promoting the graduation exhibition of The Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute. In collaboration with Bas Koopmans.
Letterproeftuin posters for several self-initiated exhibitions.
100% Hedendaags educational program for the workshops organised by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Tent and Showroom MAMA.
Booklet about The Pulp Show; an exhibition about the process of sculpting of typographic posters, based on the use of the paper pulp extracted from the poster archive of the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont.
This time La Bolleur blew it. The city of Eindhoven asked La Bolleur to make something happen in the city centre. Balloon animals were upscaled to monstrous proportions that were hardly manageable. Making it happen turned out to be as much fun as the end result.
Visual identity for @Boijmans, a club which connects people from the art and the business world, the only club that you want to become a member of. Logo and printwork. Commissioned by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Printwork design for the restaurant of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Visual identity and interior design for a shop which specializes in beautiful glasses. The name of the bird in the printwork is in Dutch: brilvogel. Literally translated by ‘bird with glasses’.
This collaboration with the education department of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen resulted in this surprising one-off tableware. Together with professor Wolf Brinkman we organised workshops for his pupils. They were given complete freedom to create collages based on works from the museum’s collection.
There should at least be one poster from La Bolleur on this page. This one will probably get the most votes.
In a society seemingly obsessed with size, Letterproeftuin has built the smallest printing workshop ever. The Smallest Printing Company is a mobile printing installation for miniature posters and books. It was especially designed for the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont (France).
Complete visual identity for a temporary delivery restaurant. Various dinners hosted at designers and artists studios such as Wieki Somers, Studio Makkink & Bey and Joep van Lieshout. Organised by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.