[ ... Computer Vision, Adjustable Eyes Pt. 2, drawings and digital etches, 2020. ]
[ ... Share Screen, book, editorial, 2020. In Share Screen, designed together with Franziska Froebe, we wanted to show the circumstances this years' graduates faced. Spending most of their graduation semester at home because of a lockdown, their work life and private life all happened between the same four corners, and the main mode of connection with professors and fellow students was videocall after videocall. In a long photoseries we capture both the mixture of the private and the academic, as well as the weird mode of connection of the videocall-sessions, which we found very apparent in the sight of a deserted webcam: showing merely an empty private space, were just a second ago someone was presenting their graduation work. We chose to document the graduation works through the webcam as well, to so show them in a similar way as we and our professors had been looking at each other’s work for most of the months, via the sharing of screens. ]
[ ... Domesticated, sculptures, 2018. ]
[ ... Untitled, machine/typography, 2018. Playing around with an old laser printer, I discovered that introducing an external light source to the printing process, heavily alters the prints. ]
[ ... Finnegans Wake as a Lyrical Score, book, 2019. Redesign of James Joyce's famous book, while reading it struck me that the text started to live more for me when I recited it as if a spoken-word piece or hiphop lyric. Taking this notion as a starting point, I designed the text in such a way that every sentence ends with a visible breathing space. And gave sentences that I would speak in exclamation, wonder, or mumbles, all their own distinct style. ]
[ ... Traces, magazine, 2018. ]
[ ... Skulking, typeface, 2019. ]
[ ... "...and all they feared was for the sky to fall.", book/sculpture, 2019. ]
[ ... Shorts, book section, 2018. The American journalist and writer Graham Meyer wrote four short pieces on shorthand, private language, and artificial language. I was struck by the beauty of both the written pieces and the phenomenon of shorthand itself. I decided to take the role of stenographer, try to retype the text as fast as I could, and let the unavoidable mistakes coming about from this, and their corrections, determine the form of the pages. A strategy I felt had to be performed on a typewriter, being a medium doesn't have a command-Z key. ]
[ ... Letterthings, type-design/posters, 2018. Letters and posters created for a hypothetical exhibition of the work Jaap Kroneman. ]
[ ... In Parenthesis, poster, 2017. A poster designed for, and displayed on, the annual poster contest held by the 3second-gallery in The Hague. There is no shortage of opinions in our society, everyone has something to say about nearly everything, however close or far related the topic is to them. Of course, everyone may have their thoughts on everything, so have I, but when everything has to be said, always, everywhere, and when every statement made leads to counter-statements of everyone, no matter the depth of their insight into the topic. Can this not cause an inflation of the actual value of an opinion? In the clamour of statements and counter-statements, “Well, but that is only your opinion,” becomes easier and easier to shout out, without actually and seriously considering someone's viewpoint or relation to a topic. In such an environment of public debate, sadly, everything become relative. Up to a point where not even setting yourself in fire will be enough to be taken seriously. ]
Computer Vision, Adjustable Eyes Pt. 2, drawings and digital etches, 2020.
Share Screen, book, editorial, 2020.
Domesticated, sculptures, 2018.
Untitled I, system, typography, 2018.
Finnegans Wake as a Lyrical Score, book, 2019.
Traces, magazine, 2018.
Skulking, typeface, 2019.
The Book of Damocles, sculpture/book, 2019.
Shorts, book, typography, 2018.
Untitled II, posters, typography, 2018.
In Parenthesis, poster, 2017.
Joost Vullings is a freelance graphic designer & artist based in Arnhem. I work in a variety of media; ranging from print and digital design, to sculpting and tinkering with hardware. Be welcome to get in touch for commissions, collaborations and anything else via: moc.sgnilluvtsooj@ofni / www.instagram.com/joost_.joost.
I was educated at ArtEZ in Arnhem (BA Graphic Design), ZhdK in Zurich (BA Fine Art, Minor) and St. Joost in Breda (pre-education
Art & Design), and co-founded 530type, a student type initiative, collective and playground. ]