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Project: "Gouda bij Kunstlicht"
Company:Trapped in Suburbia
Designer(s): Cuby Gerards, Karin Langeveld, Kea Dunant, Netherlands
Category: Print, Professional
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Entry Description: The festival 'Gouda bij Kunstlicht' (Gouda by ARTificial light) takes place in the december month and evolves around light. The city is renowned for its candles, the event for its art exhibition; hence the name. The city of Gouda has a very divers population and so the festival contains not only international light art but also, performances, an ice-skating ring, beautiful lit stained glasses of the cathedral, a christmas market and the lighting of an enormous christmas tree. We had to bring the people, the organizations (commerce, art, church) together in one design which was a challenge but in which we succeeded. We designed several items incl. the logo, program brochures, flyers, the overall poster and the posters for each individual part of the festival.

About the Designer/Company
Trapped in Suburbia was born in the beginning of 2004 in ‘Mariahoeve’, a suburb of the Hague, Holland. It all started with Cuby Gerards and Karin Langeveld working from their home, a tiny apartment on the third floor. And because we like to use humour in our work we thought it was a good idea to put a little humour in the name as well. Hence the name ‘Trapped in Suburbia’. Cuby studied photography, graphic & typographic design and advertising. He started his career in advertising and returned to designing when we started Trapped in Suburbia, thus combining the best of both worlds. Karin studied graphic & typographic design and got her masters degree in Design at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. After working as an independent designer for several years she joined forces with Cuby and the result is Trapped in Suburbia. Since 2006 Karin teaches typography to third grade students of the art school in Utrecht. Next to the design agency we also run the art gallery ‘Ship of Fools’ with which we focus on contemporary graphic arts. We also organise creative events like ‘Don’t Believe The Type’ and ‘Analog Fest’. We like to inspire not only ourselves but also other designers and give them an opportunity to present themselves and interact with each other.