Nova was a new years eve techno party organized by Kozzmozz and Moonday in the Eskimo fabric in Ghent. Nova included a strong list of artists: I Hate Models, Secret Cinema, Dax J, Rebekah, ect. Our first proposal didn’t make the printer, that is why I added it to the website. The poster, divided in two, creates space for an illustrative approach to show a nova. The typography is futuristic and allows the viewer to catch the feeling of outer space. Project together with graphic designer Lennart van den Bossche
Pilar is an open, artistic lab located in Brussels at the VUB. It represents a pillar of support for and by young people. It is a place for cross-fertilisation between art (l’art) and science (pi), as well as a testing ground focused on developing talent and art on the campus of the university. For the identity of Pilar we wanted to find a font that visualized a dual association. On the one hand, we tried to find an association with the historical approach of the university and its old generation. And on the other hand, we wanted a rebelic and punky approach for the youth. These associations fitted perfectly with Max Bill’s typeface Bill (1950), named after himself. The typeface is based on the ancient cuneiform writing and is associated with ancient tempels and the knowledge passed from ancient reading stones. Pilar, pronounced like “pillar” (meaning column) fitted perfectly with the idea of ancient tempels. Apart from this ancient remembrance, we also thought the aggressive sharp lines felt like graffiti tags. A typical rebelic typographical expression of the youth throughout the years, mixing the visual language of the ancients perfectly with the contemporary of the youth. The content of the identity is always centered, leading to a stack of graphical form. This graphical form represents a pillar of content. The identity for Pilar is co-made together with Lennart Van den Bossche.
Future Of Space, The Spatial System Publication by the Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2018. Jasna Dimitrovska (°1983, MK), Jaenam Lim (°1987, KR) & Kazumasa Takada (°1991, JP) joined the Designers in Residence Kortrijk program by Designregio Kortrijk from September to December 2018. They worked together on developing an experimental concept for the future of space, through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk.
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“Desperate times, Desperate measures” in Future font. The font is created by Corbin Mahieu and Lauren Bouden. The artwork itself tells a truth about our current time. Artwork made for the exhibition “Black & White” by Phorm at Birmingham Design Festival 2019 in the United Kingdom.
The newspaper for the Price of the Friends of SMAK is designed with respect for its content. By only using bold typography, there is no distraction from the artworks. Every artist created an unique piece on every page of the newspaper.
@lennart_van_den_bossche and myself started a new studio at the Nieuwevaart in Ghent. It is our intention to grow this place into a small creative hub. We intend to have a very limited shop of graphic materials and to organise occasional social happenings. More news about our plans in the near future. If you can find the 3 icons on the building, then you are more than welcome to come and say hi. Looking forward in seeing you here again. The bookshop will be made by @timonmattelaer Current residents in our 3 icons hub: @laurenbouden @ybert__ and our intern @katrijnoelbrandt Big thank you to @christofdh for making this promotional animation!
In 2021 we silkscreened a limited amount of tshirts with our studio logo on it.
LP design for Club Mayz new album. Release 01.03.2019 Club Mayz – The Gift Of Surrender (Album Release Screening). Listen & buy here:www.studioyzebaert.com/
The idea for the identity of stelplaats comes directly from the site where it’s located. The temporary art center in Leuven is located in an old unused parking lot for public busses. The grid, the lines and typeface are based on the graphical illustrations that these parking lots have all drawn on the ground.
Even when Corbin his work is illustrative, he works with plain, direct and bold shapes. There is no distraction, nor ornament.
The identity represents a platform where the content can dance on. The grid where the identity is based on represents a platform where the content finds it’s place to move.
Vooruit is always on the move. There is always something going on there. Corbin catches this feeling with his design. The identity uses direct typography that suggests movement.
Corbin believes that you don’t have to shift and turn the content. His design is straight-forward and shows the importance of the content.
Moriso is Godzilla but in a graphic way. Moriso is a publishing house and riso-lab in Belgium. Focusing on printed matter in visual arts and design led by Victor Verhelst. More info on www.moriso.be
– €35 (no frame)
– €65 (framed)
– Exclusive shipping costs
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– 2 color riso-print, 420mmx297mm, edition of 30, printed on Munken Lynx 170gr
We used one of our custom-made typefaces called “Monologue”. Experimenting with the kerning, the thickness and the overlap of the typeface, we created an almost unreadable set of words. If you look closely you can read “What Else”. Meaning that something is miss.
Corbin plays with the tension between the letterforms and by doing that he creates a disorder within. Furthermore the identity is based on the architecture of De Krook, where TUMULTINGENT is located.
Photography by Lars Moereels
The direction Corbin went for the identity of Kompass was that of using bold typography and black and white imagery.
Last year we were asked to design a proposal for the new duo identity of two art schools in Brussels. @ritcs.school.of.arts and @kcbrussel by @erasmushogeschool We needed to design a branding for the two schools and an overall identity that combined the two different schools without losing their own individual characteristics. The connection between the schools also needed to be an important part in the visuals. So we created a system that combined the outlines of the two identities. RITCS used two lines as their visual language and the KCB used four. So when the two schools communicated together, we used a system and thickness of six lines, making it look bold and impactful. We liked the conceptual idea that the four black lines looked like strings from an instrument and the two red lines like an notebook for writing texts. We also loved the playful and irregular contours of the 6-lined typeface. The typeface we used in the pitch is GROW by @abcdinamo Together with @katrijnoelbrandt and @lennart_van_den_bossche Note, the proposal was not selected.
The circle is a perfect addition to the rectangle which can be found in the SMAK identity. The circle refers to a glass or a plate.
A project of 019 in collaboration with Design Museum Gent.
This billboard shows different typographic creations Lennart and Corbin sketched in their practice over the years. The forms are merging and overlapping each other in a fixed area of space, creating new unreadable characters. The billboard includes the typefaces Weimar, Monolog, Transport is Phuture and Oftest.
The billboard on the side of Design Museum Gent in Drabstaat is an ongoing project of the Gent graphic design collective 019, providing an alternative exhibition platform for graphic designers. Every design remains in place for 2 months. The 50 sq.m. billboard is all that remains of the exhibition project 019 — Museum Of Moving Practice from 2017, during which the collective temporarily occupied a section of the museum. Billboard is based on the Billboard Series concept on the wall of the 019 building in Dok Noord since September 2015 (a joint project of artlead, All Things Contemporary Vzw & 019).
The Art of Organising Hope: New Narratives for Europe is a four-day alternative summit in Ghent, taking place from 8 to 11 November 2018. About 90 participants from all over Europe will exchange ideas and good practices with other civil society, grassroots and voluntary organisations. About 90 participants from all over Europe will exchange ideas and good practices with other civil society, grassroots and voluntary organisations. Client: Victoria Deluxe, Ghent
Buda is a collective of residents of the buda island in Kortrijk City. Through this name, all partners want to cooperate and do cross-fertilization to make the activities on the island more pleasant and coherent. Together with Lennart van de Bossche I designed a unique letter called Haus, inspired by teacher and graphic designer at the Bauhaus, Herbert Bayer.
More info on the project on www.buda-eiland.be. Website designer with Atelier Haegeman.
WIP Weimar selfmade typeface (FKA Buda typeface) door Corbin Mahieu, Lennart Van den Bossche & Lauren Bouden
The new Youth Trend Report #Browsing The Margin is about the true motivations of today’s young generations. It is illustrated with examples from all around the world. It offers both inspiration and hands-on advice for managers, product and service designers, marketeers and human resources with an eye on the future. Months of reading, scanning, couring festivals, interviewing, brainstorming, discussing, and browsing the margins allowed us to distill the nuances of stories and look beyond the oversimplified assertions about Millennials in the media. Designed together with Jan&Randoald for Trend Agency Trendwolves in Ghent.
Designed an unique template for the legendary club Fuse in Brussels. Every month the flyers and posters are redesigned with a new collage of photographs. Project together with Adriaan Tas