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MAINSTUDIO www.mainstudio.com
mainstudio graphic design & typography, based in amsterdam the netherlands mainstudio is known for typographically driven, clear, conceptual designs for clients within architecture, contemporary art and design.

mainstudio works with clients and partners all over the world, including new york, chicago, london, tokyo and tel aviv.

mainstudio works with clients and partners all over the world, including new york, chicago, london, tokyo and tel aviv.

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Happy to announce this new publication Kill the Pig by Japanese legend @masahisafukase In 1961 Masahisa Fukase’s first s...
01/12/2021

Happy to announce this new publication Kill the Pig by Japanese legend @masahisafukase

In 1961 Masahisa Fukase’s first solo exhibition Kill the Pig was held in Tokyo. The exhibition consisted of two series of photographs: one titled ‘Kill the Pig’ and another series titled ‘Naked’.

The series ‘Kill the Pig’ featured photographs set in a slaughterhouse in Shibaura, Tokyo. Huge numbers of ravens also congregated there, drawn by the odour of raw meat, as the air resounded eerily with their cries. The series featured photographs in black and white and in colour. The colour shots were mostly reserved for the scenes showing blood and death.
The other series exhibited was ‘Naked’, showing Fukase himself and his partner at the time, Yukiyo Kawakami, in various poses.

It seems that Fukase attempted to express something about the cruelty of the two poles of life: as a positive and a negative. In other words, the idea that death is an essential part of life, and life of death.

Essay by: @tomo.kosuga @masahisafukase
Published by: @themthemthemthem @ibasho___gallery
Printed by: @robstolk.amsterdam
Screen printed by: @saenscreen
Binder: boekbinderij van Mierlo

#photography #japan #bookdesign #art #masahisafukase

Happy to announce this new publication Kill the Pig by Japanese legend @masahisafukase In 1961 Masahisa Fukase’s first s...
01/12/2021

Happy to announce this new publication Kill the Pig by Japanese legend @masahisafukase

In 1961 Masahisa Fukase’s first solo exhibition Kill the Pig was held in Tokyo. The exhibition consisted of two series of photographs: one titled ‘Kill the Pig’ and another series titled ‘Naked’.

The series ‘Kill the Pig’ featured photographs set in a slaughterhouse in Shibaura, Tokyo. Huge numbers of ravens also congregated there, drawn by the odour of raw meat, as the air resounded eerily with their cries. The series featured photographs in black and white and in colour. The colour shots were mostly reserved for the scenes showing blood and death.
The other series exhibited was ‘Naked’, showing Fukase himself and his partner at the time, Yukiyo Kawakami, in various poses.

It seems that Fukase attempted to express something about the cruelty of the two poles of life: as a positive and a negative. In other words, the idea that death is an essential part of life, and life of death.

Essay by: @tomo.kosuga @masahisafukase
Published by: @themthemthemthem @ibasho___gallery
Printed by: @robstolk.amsterdam
Screen printed by: @saenscreen
Binder: boekbinderij van Mierlo

#photography #japan #bookdesign #art #masahisafukase

Hot off the press 📚 Behind the Forest @remy.jungerman accompanied by the same name exhibition @stedelijkmuseum published...
25/11/2021

Hot off the press 📚 Behind the Forest @remy.jungerman accompanied by the same name exhibition @stedelijkmuseum published by @japsambooks printed by @robstolk.amsterdam #maroonculture #modernism #cultures #visuallanguages #destijl

Identity for graduation weekend @academievanbouwkunst #architecture #routing #amsterdam
30/10/2021

Identity for graduation weekend @academievanbouwkunst #architecture #routing #amsterdam

19/10/2021

New identity for the graduation weekend @academievanbouwkunst
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A generation of architects is ready to conquer the world! Save the date 5-7 November 2021 👈

#architecture #graduation #labyrinth #amsterdam

30/09/2021

#BOOK
MCHAP BOOK ONE: THE AMERICAS

MCHAP: The Americas brings together leading architects and academics in a dialogue exploring the current state of architecture throughout the Americas and explores themes raised by the seven finalist projects (designed by Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, Steven Holl Architects, OMA/ LMN – Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus, Smiljan Radic, Cristián Undurraga, and Rafael Iglesia) from the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize cycle recognizing the best built work in the Americas from 2000 through 2013.

Co-published with the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture @iitarchitecture Actar Publishers
Author #FabrizioGallanti @fgallanti
Book Design MAINSTUDIO

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The black bag @amsterdam.art model @christianknoepfel
18/06/2021

The black bag @amsterdam.art model @christianknoepfel

16/03/2020

One of the two books that were selected for the Best Dutch Book Design 2019✨

Almost there! Please fund this great project where we work on with artist Maurice Bogaert. 🏛The Walter Benjamin and Albe...
21/02/2020
The Walter Benjamin & Albert S. Project

Almost there! Please fund this great project where we work on with artist Maurice Bogaert. 🏛The Walter Benjamin and Albert S. Project. A book as as a cinematic experience.

De crowdfundingcampagne The Walter Benjamin & Albert S. Project staat op voordekunst.nl. Doneer nu en maak dit project van Maurice Bogaert mogelijk!

Best Dutch book design Stedelijk
05/10/2018

Best Dutch book design Stedelijk

Thank you katalog for the interview!
02/05/2018
katalog

Thank you katalog for the interview!

Besides being an international directory of graphic design studios, katalog presents each month a studio panel with singularities and particular personalities, through short written interviews and videos, allowing designers to present their studio in their own way.

Nice review on It's Nice That!
23/01/2018
Mainstudio's publications merge conceptual art, architecture and graphic design

Nice review on It's Nice That!

Based in Amsterdam, Edwin van Gelder, aka Mainstudio, boasts a portfolio packed with satisfyingly slick books exploring the intersections of art and architecture. Edwin’s designs are characterised by a strict editorial approach, placing typography, grids and systems at the forefront.

01/11/2017

Still, looking for a still photographer! please pm me

Looking for an independent studio space in Amsterdam. All tips are welcome.
09/04/2017

Looking for an independent studio space in Amsterdam. All tips are welcome.

Mainstudio is looking for interns beginning in March 2017. Please send a pdf of your portfolio to work@mainstudio.com
26/01/2017

Mainstudio is looking for interns beginning in March 2017. Please send a pdf of your portfolio to [email protected]

Fresh from the press! MCHAP 1, Mies Crown Hall Americas prize! photo by Benjamin van Witsen
08/11/2016

Fresh from the press! MCHAP 1, Mies Crown Hall Americas prize! photo by Benjamin van Witsen

System identity for IIT Architecture Chicago. Thanks AIGA Chicago for the article!
05/08/2016
How Main Studio’s Communications for the School of Architecture, Illinois Have Evolved

System identity for IIT Architecture Chicago. Thanks AIGA Chicago for the article!

The best, most holistic, and organic identity systems are often the ones where a design team and a client have a long-standing relationship, allowing an initial concept to strengthen and become more immersive over time. For Amsterdam’s Main Studio, an agency with consistently strong work for the arc

Sol LeWitt upside down Art Basel #HaegueYang
16/06/2016

Sol LeWitt upside down Art Basel #HaegueYang

Opening exhibition What the F*** is Bauhaus?
13/05/2016

Opening exhibition What the F*** is Bauhaus?

Greeting from China 南京艺术学院(Nanjing University of the Arts)
26/04/2016

Greeting from China 南京艺术学院(Nanjing University of the Arts)

Book design "A Japanese Constellation" for MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
27/03/2016

Book design "A Japanese Constellation" for MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

Thanks Formagramma, for posting our new project!
05/03/2016
Walter, Lotte Geeven : Mainstudio - Formagramma

Thanks Formagramma, for posting our new project!

Walter is a book designed by Mainstudio, commissioned by Lotte Geeven as final result of her research project developed in collaboration with Thomas Grill.

system design Posterslam expo Basel
04/11/2015

system design Posterslam expo Basel

Thanks Nippon Design Center for visiting the studio!
18/09/2015

Thanks Nippon Design Center for visiting the studio!

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#EVENTS #ONLINE Being the Montain PRODUCTORA Wonne Ickx organized by The School of Architecture, Princeton University • PRODUCTORA so far A virtual lecture from Wonne Ickx Thursday, February 11th, 6:00pm Stream on: Facebook Live* • BEING THE MOUNTAIN Co-published by Actar Publishers and the College of Architecture, IIT Authors #PRODUCTORA Wonne Ickx, Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime & Abel Perles Book design MAINSTUDIO • #miescrownhallamericasprize #crownhall #productora #beingthemountain #actar #archdaily #architecture #iitarchitecture #event #book #architecturebook #architecture #design #environment #urbanism #geography #photography #creative #publisher #editorial #print #actar #actarpublishers #urbannext
BOOK MCHAP Book One:The Americas • MCHAP: The Americas brings together leading architects and academics in a dialogue exploring the current state of architecture throughout the Americas and explores themes raised by the seven finalist projects (designed by Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza, Steven Holl Architects, OMA/ LMN – Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus, Smiljan Radic, Cristián Undurraga, Rafael Iglesia) from the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize cycle recognizing the best built work in the Amercas from 2000 through 2013. • Published by the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture & Actar Publishers Author Fabrizio Gallanti Book Design MAINSTUDIO Image MAINSTUDIO • FREE SHIPPING Preview https://issuu.com/actar/docs/mchap_the_americas Bookstore http://actar.com/product/mchap-book-one/ • #school #architectureschool #IIT #world #landscape #environment #book #architecture #architecturebook #design #urbanism #geography #photography #publisher #editorial #actar #urbannext
#NEWSLETTER URBAN LANDMARK • “We propose, instead of the insubstantiability of the anonymous and the bored/boring, a more extrovert architecture. Expressive. Not expressionist (forcing the gesture), but rather explicit (expressing movement). An architecture capable of communicating the dynamic logic - and tensions - that shape it (its topology) and of reacting vis-à-vis the exterior stimuli that solicit it.” Manuel Gausa The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture Go to actar.com and register to our weekly newsletter! • SUPERGROUND / UNDERGROUND Seoul New Groundscapes by Manuel Gausa, Young Joon Kim Published by Seoul Metropolitan Government Distributed by Actar D MCHAP Book One The Americas by Fabrizio Gallanti Published by College of Architecture, IIT & Actar Publishers Book Design MAINSTUDIO Empire, State & Building by Kiel Moe Published by Actar Publishers CROSSINGS/TRAVERSÉES: Dominique Coulon et associés Author Dominique Coulon Contributions #LucaMerlini #ClaudeBonnet #DanielPayot #AlexandraPignol #ÉtienneButzbach Richard Scoffier Graphic design Clara Neumann Pictures Eugeni Pons, Clément Guillaume Published by Actar Publishers English and French edition • #2021 #book #architecturebook #architecture #design #environment #ecology #urbanism #geography #photography #creative #publisher #editorial #print #actar #actarpublishers #urbannext
Het is zo ver, het boek van Maurice Bogaert is uit! Het door MAINSTUDIO / Edwin van Gelder vormgegeven en door J*p Sam Books uitgegeven boek is klaar en Maurice Bogaert nodigt jullie allemaal uit om langs te komen op een van de drie events in september waar hij het boek zal presenteren; één in Den Helder en twee in Amsterdam. Heb je een boek in de voorverkoop of via de crowdfunding gekocht, dan zorgt Maurice dat je boek klaar ligt. We hopen jullie te zien bij een van de presentaties. Vanwege de maatregelen rondom de Covid-19 hebben de locaties een beperkte capaciteit en is het verplicht te reserveren. Donderdag 10 september wordt het boek gepresenteerd in het Goethe-Institut. Bernard Hulsman gaat in gesprek met Maurice Bogaert over het boek en het project. Bernard Hulsman schrijft o.a. voor het NRC over geschiedenis, beeldende kunst, popmuziek, maar vooral over architectuur. Maurice Bogaert laat hier ook een aantal maquettes, props en schetsen voor het boek zien. Het event begint om 20.00 uur en aanmelden gaat via [email protected] Adres: Herengracht 470 Amsterdam / www.goethe.de En zaterdag 12 september is er nog een derde presentatie in de projectruimte van Fabulous Future. Behalve het boek zullen hier meer maquettes, props en schetsen voor het boek zien. Het team van Fabulous Future doet de bar open en zorgt voor soep. Open van 17.00 tot 20.00 Aanmelden gaat via [email protected] /[email protected] Adres: Fabulous Future Gaasterlandstraat 3-5 Amsterdam / fabulousfuture.xyz/ Kijk voor meer informatie naar Maurice Bogaert: The Walter Benjamin and Albert S. Project
First sample copies arrived to MEXICO! PRODUCTORA's new book "BEING THE MOUNTAIN" By IIT-MCHAP, Chicago and Actar Publishers, NYC-Barcelona "Being the Mountain examines the relationship between architecture and the ground it occupies, revisiting key moments in architectural history to uncover new potentials in this fundamental interaction. The result of research PRODUCTORA initiated as winners of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Practice, the book positions the output of the Mexico City–based firm within this underexplored lineage: as a form of constructed topography. Contributions by PRODUCTORA, Carlos Bedoya, Frank Escher, Wonne Ickx, Véronique Patteeuw, and Jesús Vassallo." Beautifully designed by Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder, Florian Schimanski) and printed by Robstolk in Amsterdam. Buy online + more info here: http://actar.com/product/being-the-mountain/ MAINSTUDIO MCHAP PRODUCTORA Jesús Vassallo Frank Escher Veronique Patteeuw Carlos Bedoya Ikeda Abel Perles Actar Publishers College of Architecture, IIT Robstolk Drukkerij #Productora #IITCollegeOfArchitecture #actar #mainstuidio
Part of our #Newsletter: #Fragmented #Thoughts on #Space https://mailchi.mp/actar/fragmented-thoughts-on-space #UNCONSCIOUS #CITY by Wiel Arets #Online #Bookstore #FREEDELIVERY http://actar.com/product/un-conscious-city/ #Preview on Issuu: https://issuu.com/actar/docs/un-conscious-city urbanNext #Related #Content https://urbannext.net/building-images/ No one demands that people move to cities; people tend to do so, on their own, and such choices are often made #unconsciously, as they are based on rules, traditions, and local communities. One day most human beings will live in a global-­nomadic-urban-condition. “The book’s J*panese folded pages, composed of a translucent, slightly off-white, rough-yet-delicate to the touch paper, reflect the ideals contained in the book’s prose. Page numbers are replaced by time; each of the eight chapters is numbered with a length of 72 minutes, running in total to 8 hours and 42 minutes. A series of images, all taken in Tokyo, book-end all but the first chapter. “ MAINSTUDIO #Graphic #Design The book has been nominated for The Best Dutch Book Design De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2019 & Deutsches Architekturmuseum International Architecture Book Award 2019
Finally in print!! PRODUCTORA's new book "BEING THE MOUNTAIN" By IIT-MCHAP, Chicago and Actar Publishers, NYC-Barcelona "Being the Mountain examines the relationship between architecture and the ground it occupies, revisiting key moments in architectural history to uncover new potentials in this fundamental interaction. The result of research PRODUCTORA initiated as winners of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Practice, the book positions the output of the Mexico City–based firm within this underexplored lineage: as a form of constructed topography. Contributions by Carlos Bedoya, Frank Escher, Wonne Ickx, Véronique Patteeuw, and Jesús Vassallo." Designed by Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder, Florian Schimanski) Coordination: Tessa Watson and Jayne Kelley Actar Publishers, Jesús Vassallo, Veronique Patteeuw, MAINSTUDIO, Frank Escher Carlos Bedoya Ikeda, Abel Perles, Victor Mjt, PRODUCTORA, MCHAP ...
Honored! My book Remy Jungerman ‘Where the River Runs’ is included in the selection of The Best Dutch Book Design 2019 Designed by MAINSTUDIO
#SatyendraPakhaleCultureOfCreation nai010 publishers monograph book presented Amsterdam Art Looiersgracht 60 #Amsterdam Graphic Design MAINSTUDIO Photo #NicoleMarnati Come to have a look! 21 – 24 November 2019 Looiersgracht 60 1016 VT Amsterdam Available now at #nai010 #webshop and #bookstores! #satyendrapakhale #designbook #LonglastingDesign #design #industrialdesign #sensorialdesign #poeticanalogy #designinnovation #DesignThinking #DesignDoing
- Remy Jungerman Where the River Runs - It was such an honor to work with designers MAINSTUDIO and publisher japsambooks.nl , and my brilliant editor Rob Perree on this book. Available https://www.japsambooks.nl/collections/kunst/products/remy-jungerman-where-the-river-runs photography Aatjan Renders et al. Made posible by Mondriaan Fonds Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Jaap Harten Fonds #wheretheriverruns #japsambooks #contemporaryart #artbooks #robperrée #jaaphartenfons #robstolkdrukkerij
BOOK LAUNCH — REMY JUNGERMAN WHERE THE RIVER RUNS — 5 November 2019, start 15:15 hrs at Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Interview by Rob Perrée with Remy Jungerman, and presentation by MAINSTUDIO. Published by japsambooks.nl with the suppport of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Mondriaan Fonds and Jaap Harten Fonds #remyjungerman #wheretheriverruns #kunstmuseumdenhaag #japsambooks #suriname #contemporaryart #artbooks #upcoming #booklaunch #robperrée
Printed bounded and ready to go! Thanks to our sponsors to make this project real! Alessi Ammann Gallery Ca’lyah citizenM hotels L'Etoile Properties Services OFFECCT Poltrona Frau TUBES radiatori #vaghi_official #SatyendraPakhaleCultureofCreation published nai010 publishers #bookdesign MAINSTUDIO Stay tuned for upcoming #booklaunch events! #spmonograph #design #sensorialdesign #designinnovation #industrialdesign #sustainabledesign