Project: "HagueTalks"
Company:Trapped in Suburbia
Designer(s): Trapped in Suburbia Cuby Gerards, Karin Langeveld & Richard Fussey, Netherlands
Category: , Professional
User's Profile : User's Profile

Entry Description: HagueTalks is an international traveling online and offline meeting place for creative minds, peace inventors and game changers in the field of peace and justice. The first HagueTalks event took place at the Peace Palace in The Hague and for future events will be traveling to New York, South Africa and further. For each location, the colour scheme is created from the prominent colours of that particular place. And therefore each location will have it’s own identity. The logo displays the start of the peace process and consequently the chain reaction that follows. This chain reaction is also translated into the moving typography which can be found throughout the whole identity. HagueTalks is a stage and breeding place for new ideas and perspectives, a forum for discussion and a starting point for concrete action. It is the platform that sets the ball rolling on the idea of gaining peace and justice.

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.