2013 · Poster / research project · 84 x 118,5 cm · Silkscreen
Graphic designers Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries
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ruskin:Ever since this occasion, Niessen has kept pondering the ongoing mutation  not to say deterioration  of graphic design. To clarify his thoughts, he went back to one of the sources of the British Arts and Crafts movement and more generally of graphic design, John Ruskin’s 1849 work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture. The “Seven lamps”  Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory and Obedience 
where supposed to light the way for 19th century architects. Was it possible to  transfer and re-interpret in the context of  contemporary graphic design? This is the question raised in the poster.