Editorial and graphic design with a strong conceptual and typographical bias.
Our designs set out from the assignment’s individual characteristics. Each new project poses a new question that demands a novel answer. Our approach is critical and exploratory, which leads to distinctive results that are highly diverse. No single design is the same.
Coppens Alberts is an Amsterdam-based design studio established by Christine Alberts (CH) and Patrick Coppens (NL).
Clients include MVRDV, PostNL, WBooks, Trancity, Uitgeverij d'jonge Hond, Museum De Paviljoens, Studio Piet Paris, Arnhem Mode Biennale, the Kröller-Müller Museum, SUN Publishers, NAi Publishers, Terra Lannoo, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Scholten & Baijings, Oomen Architecten, SUB office, de Architecten Cie, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts and Meeuwig & Zn.
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Thé standard work on this 17th century Dutch portrait painter. Judith van Gent graduated on her dissertation on this artist. The design of the book Bartholomeus van der Helst. Een studie naar zijn leven en werk builds on the typology of this genre book. Typography, layout and finish make this book a contemporary suit for this historical heritage. We chose the typeface Bembo for it's 'clean' quality. By using him semi-bold the pages are compelling and iconic. The color reproductions are presented in separate sections independently. An easy to navigate through catalog section, printed in black and white, gives an overview of the oeuvre. This sturdy book immediately shows who you are dealing with.
Book, 305x240 mm, bound, 448 pages
Commissioned by WBOOKS, 2011
tangible contrasts The contrast between the old ‘Philharmonie’ building and its newly built annex designed by Architecten Cie is closely reflected in the book by its equally distinct design and use of different types of paper per part. The six interviews are printed on golden pages, referring to the gold used in the foyer, while Karel Martens’ colourful, graphic version of a composition fills 16 pages as white as sheets, drawing attention to the musical function of the building. The styles in the book meet on the cover. Large pictures of the different spaces of the ‘Philharmonie’ give further metre to the book and form the upbeat for the more contemplative texts.
Book, stitched otabind, 148 pages, 210x270 mm Commissioned by de Architecten Cie, 2006 Nomination ‘Die Schönsten Schweizer Bücher 2006’