Company:Trapped in Suburbia
Designer(s): Trapped in Suburbia
Cuby Gerards, Karin Langeveld & Richard Fussey, Netherlands
Category: Print, Professional
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Just Peace is a new annual festival in celebration of peace and justice and takes place in The Hague. Everything in the festival focussed on one goal, peace. Consequently, we created the name ‘Just Peace’ to highlight this emphasis while also linking to the justice nature of the cause.
A nation’s identity marker is it flag. Taking these as the starting point we disassembled flags, separating them into their different elements. Doing this shows that we all share the same qualities – the same colours, the same shapes. A level playing field is created and peace can be achieved.
As The Hague is very active in working for peace, during the campaign we present statistics to show the whole city is working towards this one goal – Just Peace.
The creation of the Peace Palace, over 100 years ago in the city, laid a solid foundation for The Hague as the international city of peace and justice. Just Peace occurs around the UN’s International Day of Peace on the 21st September. Throughout the weekend over 25,000 people enjoyed music, debates, exhibitions, running events, guided tours, walks, theater and more.
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.