For over four years, Base Design has been mixing up the Chilean market, making a name for itself south of the equator with fresh, innovative campaigns for major cultural clients such as international theater festival Santiago A Mil and local contemporary art fair Ch.ACO. But this month Base Design’s Chile chapter comes to an end when the Santiago office closes its doors for good. Base founder Dimitri Jeurissen discusses the company’s Chilean adventures, lessons learned, and future plans.
Before we go into the “Octaevo” adventure , can you tell us what you’ve been doing for the last 10 years and how it led you to start your own business ?
10 years ago I had just finished my graphic design studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and soon after started working for various design agencies in London and New York. I have always been interested in photography and storytelling as I specialized in art direction. I’ve always enjoyed the process of coming up with a concept and transforming it into reality, seeing something imagined come to life is fantastic! … more
Interview by Sarah Schug
Erwin’s career path is one with a lot of twists and turns. The Brussels native got a Master in photography from Sint Lukas, took a sneak peek at film studies and is also a trained cook (which comes in handy for the weekly Base team dinners). After having launched his very own gallery “Bullitt” while working at a Tex-Mex restaurant, the multi-talent quickly started to get booked as an exhibition builder and signage designer by renowned museums and art centers such as Wiels, Bozar and MuHKA and even opened up his own multidisciplinary design office. Erwin also designs furniture and recently started teaching at art school La Cambre. At Base he has been working as a spatial designer for a few months now and we had a little chat with the go-getting all-rounder about his job, fixing office doorbells and why he always has a tape measure in his pocket. See pictures of projects at the end of the interview. … more
Happy 5th anniversary, Typographicposters.com!
The question when it all started should therefore be settled, but what about the how and why? We spoke with André Felipe, initiator and executor of the online-based collection platform.
Ever since the opening of his studio, FEDERAL, in 2004, the photographer Regis Golay has worked along side various clients, ranging from the entertainment industry to the world of luxurious goods. Appreciating his client’s wide field of activity and the challenges that come with it, Regis has always been keen and thus concentrated on projects related to the cultural field. Today, his list of clients is extensive, featuring representatives of the entertainment business to publishing houses and museums, to name but a few.
What a zoo! What a scene!
Four or five different fairs, impressive private collections opening their doors , multi-million dollar museums throwing parties, big exhibition openings , performances in glamorous hotels, car exhibitions in parking lots, concerts in clubs , film projections , Playboy bunnies , Kanye , Pharrell, Rem, Klaus, Chris, Hans-Ulrich, Casey, Tracy, etc…
Three days in Miami is really exhausting! Luckily there is the beach to relax sometimes or have a quiet book launch!
1. As mentioned on twitter my favorite piece is Saadane Afif's collaboration with "Bic" and the "Galeries Lafayette"… where he produced the famous 4 color pen … but all in black … called "Noir C'est Noir."
Matthias Hvass Borello recently visited our studio in Geneva and we were curious ; after all, it is not every day that Danish art critic, editor and co-founder of kunsten.nu pays us a visit.
Matthias talked to us about his projects development, why criticism is important and his vision of engagement between the wider public and contemporary art.
Base recently interviewed Paul Herzan, Chairman Emeritus of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, whose recent quest to equip NYC with a better taxi has run into serious opposition. To learn more about the heated debates surrounding “Taxi of Tomorrow“, read our interview below!