Dat museum is een mijnheer

The history of the Van Abbe-museum 1936–2003, René Pingen
Publisher: Artimo / Van Abbe museum, 2005

Graduation study of René Pingen (now director of Stedelijk museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch) about the five directors of the Van Abbe Museum. Each chapter describes the policy of one director. Each director worked at the time with their own graphic designer. Every chapter is about one director and I ‘quoted’ the style of the specific graphic designer who worked for the museum at that time (for example Wim Crouwel). By using different paper, typefaces, grids, use of image, foot-notes, etc. there occurs a different style in every chapter that shows the ‘zeitgeist’ of a certain period. In fact the book consists of five different books.