Remco van Bladel (1977) was educated as graphic designer at the Academie St. Joost, Breda, NL.
He is the co-founder of Onomatopee, a publishing house and exhibition-space in Eindhoven, NL. For the last decade his Amsterdam based studio has worked mainly on cultural projects within the private as well as the public sector. The studio works in a broad spectrum of media including traditional print work and book design, new media and exhibition design. The Clientèle includes corporate institutions and individual artists. Depending on the project, be it a book, exhibition design, an identity, a website or app, the studio’s inner core is extended to build custom-made teams of specialists of designers, photographers, coders, architects, writers, editors, printers and Publisherss.

His clear but often multi-layered designs are rooted in the content of the project. He is at his best when involved in the development of a project from the early stages onwards, working closely together with the curator and editors, each contributing from his or her respective expertise. Remco loves printed matter and is deeply interested in exploring new possibilities this medium brings. With a similar sense of eagerness he approaches work within the digital realm using modern technology and tools to come to clear and progressive design solutions.

Next to his work for the studio, Remco teaches typography and graphic design at ArtEZ Arnhem and is a jury member of the Dutch Design Awards. Studio Remco van Bladel has won several awards for its designs, including several Best Dutch Book Designs and a Dutch Design Awards nomination. Three of our projects were included in last years’ international exhibition during the Graphic Design Biennial in Brno, Czech Republic.

Collaborators
  • Charlie Berendsen
  • Beau Bertens
  • Quentin Creuzet
  • Paul Kuipers
  • Studio RGB
  • Berit Smit
  • Andrea Spikker
  • Corine van der Wal
  • Younes Bouadi
  • Laura Brouwer
  • Roman Häfliger
  • Ted Hyunhak Yoon
  • Mariana Lanari
  • Systemantics
Team
  • Remco van Bladel
  • Mariana Lanari
  • Pao Lien Djie
  • Kimberley ter Heerdt
  • Laura Brouwer
  • Roman Häfliger
  • Ted Hyunhak Yoon
Clients
  • Rafaël Rozendaal
  • Cobra Museum
  • Jonas Staal
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie
  • Frame Finland
  • Arts Writers Grant Program
  • Creative Industries Fund
  • Blackwood Gallery
  • Valiz
  • Mousse Publishing
  • Contour Biennale
  • Witte de With
  • Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen
  • e-flux
  • Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Mariana Lanari
  • Casa do Povo
  • Het Nieuwe Instituut
  • STEIM
  • Rijks Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten
  • De Ateliers
  • Gerrit Rietveld Academie
  • Erik van Lieshout
  • Best Dutch Book Designs
Publishers
  • Blackwood Gallery
  • Valiz
  • Mousse Publishing
  • Contour Biennale
  • Witte de With
  • Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen
  • e-flux
  • Roma Publications
  • Bak Basis Voor Actuele Kunst
  • Mer Paperkunsthalle
  • Sternberg
  • Koenig Books
Awards
  • Best Dutch Book Designs
  • Best Dutch Annual Report
  • Dutch Design Awards
  • Prix Bob Calle du livre d’artiste