Mirte van Duppen
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Dutch Living identity
commissioned by Dutch Living
2013 - 2016

[On dutchliving.com we present the designers who have caught our eye and filled us with enthusiasm regarding their creations and products. Also, we report on new trends and developments, exhibitions and events concerning the fascinating world of Dutch design.]


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Virtual/ physical domain
poster for atelier4
exposed in Dudok, Arnhem

The poster is about the fact that internet may lead to an event, for example the revolution on the Tahrirsquare, but that this needs a physical space to make it possible to be seen.

This aspect triggered me, after I read a part in the Morf (translated from Dutch): 'But in January 2011, the revolution in Cairo correctly demonstrated that the virtual domain is not enough. After a couple of historical days on the Tahrir square it unmistakably became clear that occupation of a specific urban space was - and is - crucial for the success and continuing success of the revolution. In the beginning the many online calls were undoubtedly vital, including those from 25th January to protest against police violence. But as we know access to internet was impossible, from 28th January to 5th February, while the protest in that period increased and the protesters were even more determined by expressing their disapproval and the desire to overthrow the regime.’ (Morf 16, De publieke ruimte, Tahrirplein: publieke ruimte en revolutie, Mohamed Elshahed)

Beside the revolution in Egypt, there are several events from which this can be distracted. The events I show are: occupy, project X and the revolution on the Tahrirsquare.

The poster is composed in three layers. The first layer represents the phrase: 'To achieve something with the virtual domain, you need the physical domain'. The second layer contains articles about occupy, project X and the revolution on the Tahrirsquare, the words which have to do with the visual domain are featured. The third layer contains slashes, which are placed next to images (on which the physical space is visible) in order to make the virtual domain slash the physical domain visible.

An additional layer that arises, is that you can see the quantity of words about the virtual domain in the articles. Thus you can see these words are the most occuring ones in the articles about project X.

Looking back to see
poster for Katrein Breukers
exposed in Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

A poster for Katrein Breukers, an artist who had an exhibition in Kuntspodium T. She joined a scholar/masters project, it is a project in which young artists in their graduation year of fine art, who come from ten different art academies in Holland and Belgium, are coupled with an artist, this time: ‘Rob Scholte’.

Katrein Breukers did a performance at the opening of the exhibition; she played the accordeon together with her dad Michael Breukers. To announce this performance, I made a poster, which was also shown at the exhibition itself.


catalogue Graphic Design Festival Breda
practical assignment, 2012
supervision Thomas Castro & Vinca Kruk

The Graphic Design Festival Breda focuses on the public: the public is asked to help determine the content, to proclaim their opinion and to participate in the festival. I had doubts about what the role of the public was supposed to be. To start a discussion about this, I created the ‘council of the role of the public’; the entire catalogue is built around this council.

The council fought for the rights of the public, designers and experts and posed itself the question who had or should have had what rights at certain times. The council discussed various agenda points, such as: ‘What is the balance between depth and audience participation?’

In the catalogue there was a voting ballot included, on which the public could vote on his/her favourite council member and board member. One could follow the intermediate results on screens which were located at different places on the festival. These screens made sure that the public was aware of the voting and the subject, so that the discussion would not only take place in the catalogue of the festival. The public could also join the discussion via twitter and the website, and these contributions were shown on the screens too.

Experience design
How is experience structured by design?
thesis, 2011

supervision R. Houkes & P. Hildering

This thesis dealt with experience design. Based on literature research and case studies in a shopping mall in Copenhagen, I explained how ‘experience’ could be a guiding concept in the design process. I focussed on the interaction between graphic elements and architectural elements.

The format and design of the thesis was based on the magnificence of shopping malls and their way of presenting. The text was designed on A4 spread, with the typography based on the readability of this size. Subsequently it was scanned and enlarged by 198% to an A2 spread.

Each chapter started with a summary schedule. As it is also the case in a magazine, one could scan and get an idea of my thesis in a glimpse by looking through the diagrams only.

[page 4- 5 thesis]

[page 42 - 43 thesis]

[page 29 - 30 thesis]

for At the Academy, 2011

At the Academy has a risograph, and during my internship I learned how to use it. In order to learn and experiment with this technique I started to make posters of different objects. With the thought of showing normal objects in a special way, I wanted to make the viewer see them differently, so he would discover the beauty of normal things. We organized a ‘Julemarked’ (Christmas market) in December, to expose and sell these posters.


‘I don’t know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly...’
for At the Academy, 2011
in collaboration with Louise Hold Sidenius

A book for the exhibition ‘I don’t know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly...’ that was held in IMO, a gallery in Copenhagen. The booklet consists of two parts, the first part is an email conversation between the organizer Marie Kølbæk Iversen and the two curators Howie Chen and Tim Saltarelli (from New York) and images of the exhibition. The second part is the image-part, which consists of a collection of absurd images the curators sorted out, these images had a kind of connection with the exhibition.

My intention with the second part was to make image-combinations on each spread (through colour, form or structure) to make these combinations enter into each other. I made a kind of flow through this image part, whereby a certain atmosphere is created as a story through the whole book. This part is printed on the riso-printer and consists of four layers.