Project: "Fairy Tales Christie Van Der Haak"
Company:Studio Renate Boere
Designer(s): Studio Renate Boere, Netherlands
Category: Print, Professional
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Entry Description: The amazing book about Ouborg award winning artist Christie van der Haak shows an inspiring interaction between artist and designer. Studio Renate Boere was approached to design a publication on Van der Haak’s body of work. Renate Boere translated the works and experience of Christie van der Haak’s world into a visual fairy tale of 416 pages, which is expressed in “virtual rooms”. Text pages are rimmed with a pattern referring to the traditional fairy tale books and at the same time show the richness, variety and uniqueness of Van der Haak’s patterns. It can be viewed as a sample book for future work and an inspiration for anyone interested in patterns. Inspired by the virtual rooms inside the book, Christie van der Haak found the courage to fully cover the rooms of the Gemeentemuseum with her patterns. The virtual rooms from the book came to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SnATz0UD2U

About the Designer/Company
Renate Boere (1970) is a graphic designer, organiser and lecturer. After finishing her study (1990-1995) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague she worked as a free-lancer for large studios, such as Studio Dumbar and 2D3D. She built her own circle of client network, mainly in the social and cultural sector and initiated projects, together with various artists and designers. Since 1998 she’s got her own studio. In 2000 Renate Boere started teaching graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She is also a programmer at Zefir 7 BNO kring Den Haag, which organizes monthly lectures on design. In September 2011 together with Ed van Hinte she started DRS22, an institute for design research. Here experienced designers together with starting creatives investigate public space design, building and construction, around themes in all areas that colour our existence.