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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The new weblog of SUB office, online since March 2010, www.suboffice.nl Nominated for the 2009 Nederlandse Huisstijlprijs (The Netherlands House Style Award) 'The graphic identity of SUB office appeals by its simplicity and the nicely conceived and well-defined shadow effect. More is not required to stand out and be recognizable.'(Juryrapport 8e Nederlandse huisstijlprijs 2009)
‘(...) the contradistinctions and similarities between East and West are subject to critical examination in a series of essays in text and image. Many of these subsidiary themes are associated with the city, since the impact of Communism is nowhere more evident than in this urban space. In the planning euphoria and the building of a completely new society on rational and scientific principles we can glimpse a mirroring of the ideas and views of Communist politicians, architects and urban planners.(...)’ (Publisher’s text)
Paperback with jacket, 184 pages, 170x240mm
Commissioned by NAi publishers, 2004