Client: Royal Palace Amsterdam
Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij
Series of 3 posters for ‘The Palace and Dam Square’ exhibition that focuses on the relationship between The Royal Palace and Dam Square, which, together, have formed the vibrant hub of the city and its canal district for the past 400 years.
The posters consist of two images each. One image shows a view of The Palace as seen from the Dam, the other shows a view of the Dam from The Palace. By combining them, they are given new meaning. The combined images are from different periods, but their relationship is rooted in the present and is reinforced by visual rhyme. For example, one poster shows girls from the ‘50s watching the inauguration in 2013. Another poster combines the image of the infamous Dam shooting on 7 May 1945 with the image of Remembrance Day on 4 May, many years later. The visual rhyme of the lamppost behind which people took cover versus the National Monument is unmistakable.
Posters in collection of Re-Issue,
Grey Gardens, Melbourne, Australia