Friday, March 20, 2009


Just in case you're not familiar with the Dutch art duo Machine (responsible for all the Kindred Spirits and 'Perfect Timing' album covers), allow me hip you...

read on....

DESIGNED BY MACHINE-The Loud Sound of Graphics

(Paul du Bois-Reymond & Mark Klaverstijn)

Fuelled by earlier teenage exploits into graffiti and comics, then traditionally schooled in graphic design at the Rietveld Academy, the Amsterdam-based design collective Machine has added a new chapter to innovative design originating from the Netherlands. Before dance music, live video projection, instant global reach and interactive means entered the mainstream, Klaverstijn and Du Bois-Reymond were amongst the first generation of designers to fully adopt and adapt to this different reality in their own recognizable way. From the start of their first collective called DEPT (1996-2001), Machine has consistently produced graphic designs for club flyers and posters, publications, record and CD covers and T-shirts – with projects for such clients as MTV; MARK Magazine; Kindred Spirits Records; Club Paradiso; Nike and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Generously and clearly illustrated with full colour spreads throughout, the book also includes an introduction by Linda van Deursen, an essay by Adam Eeuwens and an interview conducted by Max Bruinsma with the duo behind the collective.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey matt, i didn't know they made a cover for your record. also didn't know that video. did you know the interview i did with them? i'm looking really forward to get a copy of their book!