Scroll to explore Platform Graphic Design

Historically, large corporations and cultural institutions have contributed to a rich and experimental graphic-design culture in the Netherlands, which has played an important role in establishing the reputation of Dutch design abroad. This culture is now under threat. Increasingly, even this category of clients opts for the standardisation of communications with the result that the public’s preferences are reinforced rather than challenged. This approach leads to a shrinking of the graphic-design landscape and is disastrous for the development of young talent. It is part of the remit of Het Nieuwe Instituut to counter this stagnation. Accordingly, the plans for a new graphic identity quickly turned to thinking about providing a new platform for graphic designers that would simultaneously form the identity and communications for Het Nieuwe Instituut.


Partnership with OK-RM for Designing the Surface

The London-based design studio OK-RM has been commissioned to do the graphic design for the new exhibition Designing the Surface. OK-RM was established by Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath in 2008 as a collaborative practice engaged in ongoing partnerships with artists, curators, editors, architects, designers and institutions. Recent projects include the exhibition design and campaign for Fear and Love (Design Museum, London) and the visual identities for Manus X Machina (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) and the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

"HTML is my stone and chisel"
Interview with internet artist Jan Robert Leegte in NRC

An interview on with Jan Robert Leegte, internet artist and designer of the web cover for Research & Development on Het Nieuwe Instituut’s website. Entitled ‘Random Selection in Random Image’ it generates random images from the immense archive of photo-sharing site Flickr and highlights fragments using a selection frame.

Johannes Schwartz
Moniker and Bureau Cool

Het Nieuwe Instituut is een instituut voor architectuur, design en digitale cultuur. Grafisch ontwerp is een van designdisciplines. Het Nieuwe Instituut wil ontwerpers op verschillende manieren bij zijn activiteiten betrekken en een podium bieden.