More than just a gridnik
Wim Crouwel: ModernistBy Frederike Huygen
Designed by Lex Reitsma
Wim Crouwel: Modernist is the disingenuously bald title of a richly textured portrait of the octogenarian Dutch graphic designer which kaleidoscopically illuminates the complexity and contradictions in the man, his work and his principles.
Cover of Wim Crouwel: Modernist. Book design: Lex Reitsma. Top: Spread from Wim Crouwel: Modernist showing the Total Design team in 1964: Dick Schwarz, Friso Kramer, Benno Wissing, Ben Bos, Paul Schwarz and Wim Crouwel.
Alice Twemlow, writer, lecturer and curator, co-head of MA Design Curating and Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Read the full version in Eye no. 93 vol. 24, 2017
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