Richard Niessen - A Hermetic Compendium Of Typographic Masonry


For Dutch graphic designer Richard Niessen, the poster is a favourite means of expression. Posters don’t simply hang on walls – they can be piled up, cut out, turned around, or used as way finders or board games. Niessen freely constructs and deconstructs the visual environments, functions and codes inherent to the medium. This compendium of screen-printed posters not only reflects his work, but can be seen as a set of clues to unravel his universe. The interplay of the selected works forms three constellations of sign, symbol and ornament. According to the introduction by Tony Côme, “Language is a building game whose blocks Richard Niessen keeps trying to reinvent.” Arrives courtesy of Franciscopolis Editions (Paris).

136 pages, 25 x 34 cm, paperback, Franciscopolis Editions (Paris).