NIESSEN: Richard Niessen (Edam-Volendam, 1972) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1996. He is working on a body of work with an ever-growing vocabulary of (homemade) letters, sign systems and ornaments in non-linear graphical structures that invite the viewer to wander, to guess and (hopefully) find.
AND: Richard Niessen (1972) and Esther de Vries (1974) share a designstudio based in Amsterdam. They complement each other as individual designers and work together as a team on several projects including their series 1:1:1.
DE VRIES: Esther de Vries (1974, The Hague) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1998. Esther is specialised in bookdesign, preferably in close collaboration with artists, designers, curators and publishers. Through her meticulous working method, which consists of constantly reviewing and questioning the project at hand, she presents its content in a way that reinforces its diversity and richness, rather than simplifying it.