ABOUT: Richard Niessen (Edam-Volendam, 1972) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996. Ever since he works on a body of work that he calls ‘Typographic Masonry’. It is the almost hermetic craft of forging amalgams of signs, symbols & ornaments in mostly nonlinear structures. This syncretic
approach to graphic design, with a predilection for printwork, creates a coherent formal language exclusively to the project at hand.
Richard works for various clients including artists like Jennifer Tee and Ad de Jong, exhibition spaces as Cobra Museum and Tijdelijk Museum and organizations like the Stimuleringsfonds and Rijksgebouwendienst. In addition, the self-initiated projects (such as "JACK
", "Based on Bas Oudt
") lead to experiments with presentation forms and collaborations with other designers and artists.
He shares a studio space with Esther de Vries
since 2007 and is a member of AGI