Individual Project

Us by Night

Waagnatie, Antwerp (BE)

Roosje Klap speaks at symposium US BY NIGHT, a unique nocturnal experience in Antwerp, Belgium.

With Roosje Klap a typeface can be unreadable, a book can turn out to be a sculpture and a stamp can become a drawing-by-numbers-drawing: she has a strong affection for unorthodox type design. Solving the mystery of an unanswered question is what drives Roosje Klap.

Many of her projects involve close collaboration with specialists from different cultural backgrounds, such as artists, curators, architects, type designers and writers. The research-based interdisciplinary design approach enables Roosje Klap to challenge the boundaries of graphic design and create new forms of communication. Roosje Klap represents a new generation of graphic designers that not only works on private or public commissions, but also defines their own assignments.

Roosje Klap mainly works in the cultural field; for museums, galleries, art publishers and artists. She designed two stampseries for 'PostNL' (The Dutch Postal Service) as well as the new 2 euro coin for the Netherlands. She received the European Design Award for ‘Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists’ and for her ‘Rijksakademie Annual Report 2011’.

Atelier Roosje Klap, 'Universal Kimono', 2017. Photography by Barrie Hullegie.