Summer 2016

Thesis & antithesis & synthesis (& EJ)

Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset. Vol. 1.

By Experimental Jetset, with contributions from Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, Jon Sueda and Ian Svenonius
Roma Publications, £20 (softcover, 576pp)

There are few high-profile ‘traditional’ graphic design studios whose members discuss their work in such explicitly political terms as Experimental Jetset (EJ), the Amsterdam trio of Erwin Brinkers, Danny van den Dungen and Marieke Stolk.


Top and right: cover and spread from Statement and Counter-Statement. The spread shows 1:1 details of posters with photos by Johannes Schwartz of exhibitions designed by Experimental Jetset.


John-Patrick Hartnett, designer, lecturer, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 92 vol. 23, 2016


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