Fairy Tales Christie Van Der Haak

Lead DesignerRenate Boere
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Prize(s)3rd Place in Print / Books
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.


Studio Renate Boere is a design studio that explores the latest graphic design practices. We like to work with students, artists, companies, agencies and governments on innovative products.

We develop and invent, apart from classical graphic design activities, interactive installations, hybrid publishing and self-initiated innovative products. Research into new channels to create visibility for these innovative products is an important part of our work.

Awards and Prize

European Design Award 2016
International Design Award 2016