Graduation project entitled Folded, stapled and unpublished. Located somewhere between X, Y & Z and maybe then replaced again. A fiction reality cross-over essay exploring the written word in a three dimensional space. This is explored through the usage of mixed media like spoken word, typography, literature and performance. Exhibit during the I am sure you know what I am talking about 2018 graduation show of the University of the Arts Utrecht.
Graduation catalogue for the University of the Arts Utrecht classes of 2018. A publication designed to fit all the divers content of all six departments graduating from the University of the arts Utrecht (HKU). A strict but open and flexible grid allowes the content to move freely over the pages. A self-initiated publication by graduates of the HKU.
ICW sjondebaron. Typeface by Bold Decisions.
Album art work and publication for Benjamin Fro. Behave & Praten over Leven
ON INEXHAUSTIBILITY (2018) 14x22cm, 88 pages
A collection of fragments and small essays, together forming an artistic and personal examination of ways to cope with a continuous stream of information and stimuli. It explores different methods of categorization of spatial systems and contemporary external stimuli and translates this to a patchwork of text. Commissioned and written by Jan-Pieter 't Hart icw sjondebaron.
A couple of spreads designed during my internship at Córdova Canillas for Connecting Spaces Hong Kong - Zurich. Art direction and design by Córdova Canillas and icw Oliver Campbell. WITH is a publication cataloguing three years of projects at Connecting Spaces. The graphic system of this “book-zine” allowed for a design that changed drastically in parts, with seemingly chaotic design being broken up by slower paced sections. This allowed for a clear distinction between types of content and makes for a catalogue that never gets too repetitive. Featured on It’s Nice That
In-house designs for BAK Basis Actuele Kunst Utrecht. BAK, basis voor actuele kunst is a base for art, knowledge, and the political. BAK is committed to the notion of art as a public sphere and a political space, and provides a critical platform for aesthetico-political experiments with and through art. Visual identity created by LeftLoft Milano.
Visual identity for Eric Baudelaire's first big solo exhibition The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra at Tabakalera San Sebastián (Spain). Project done during my internship and under guidance of Marco Balesteros. Design and art direction Marco Balesteros (Letra)
Art direction for an editorial in the 6th issue of Tunica Magazine, done during my internship and under guidance of Córdova Canillas. Photography by Julien Pounchou and Kiwi Bravo. Magazine design by Bureau Borsche. More info
Sean van den Steenhoven is a graphic designer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York where he is part of New Studio. His practice has an editorial approach and is always driven by dialogue and awareness of the given context, resulting in mixed media outcomes with a strong typographic character. He is motivated to translate extensive research into concepts that stay visually true to their essence; seeing design as a medium for storytelling, research, poetry, exploration, creation, and serendipity.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Arts Utrecht (2014 - 2018), he studied at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2016), and worked as an intern with Marco Balesteros (Letra) in Lisbon, Portugal and Córdova Canillas in Barcelona, Spain. (2017)
In addition he is responsible for the in-house design for BAK, basis voor actuele kunst. BAK is a base for art, knowledge, and the political. BAK is committed to the notion of art as a public sphere and a political space, and provides a critical platform for aesthetico-political experiments with and through art.
Full CV and portfolio available upon request.