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