Design Lecture Series

Experimental Jetset

February 19 2016

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Experimental Jetset is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations (and describing their methodology as “turning language into objects”), Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutes, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Dutch Post Group and Whitney Museum of American Art. Their work has been featured in group exhibitions such as ‘Graphic Design: Now in Production’ (Walker Art Center, 2011) and ‘Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language’ (MoMA, 2012). Solo exhibitions include ‘Kelly 1:1’ (Casco Projects, Utrecht, 2002) and ‘Two or Three Things I Know About Provo’ (W139 in Amsterdam, 2011, and the Moravian Gallery in Brno, 2012).

In 2007, a large selection of work by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). Other institutes that collected work by Experimental Jetset include Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Art Institute of Chicago, Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich), Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), and the Cooper Hewitt (NYC).

In 2015, Amsterdam publisher Roma Publications is releasing a monograph titled Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset, featuring essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens and Ian Svenonius. Members of Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2000–2013), and are currently teaching at the Werkplaats Typografie and Artez (Arnhem).

Selected Work by Experimental Jetset

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