Wim Crouwel retrospective, Design Museum, London. For a glimpse of this, take a look at his limited edition Wallpaper* cover (above), inspired by the shoot. ‘With his grids Wim Crouwel formatted the Netherlands into modernity,’ reads an obituary announcement on the Total Design website. Share This Post Tags / 1960s , design , home , retro , typography , wallpaper , Wim Crouwel Mail naar info@stedelijk.nl of kom langs in de bibliotheek van het Stedelijk Museum. In its exhibition, his unique take on modernism was delivered in a new light, particularly in the case of his typographic achievements, which were read with renewed interest as we pushed into the digital era. Crouwel has used grids consistently throughout his career, which visibly or invisibly direct the balance of his designs. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. By using a colour gradient, he has created an illusion of space. Portrait: Qiu Yang. Wim Crouwel Wallpaper Spin – Tony Brook. For the cover he designed (pictured top left), he created the illusion of a depth of space that seems to sink into the paperstock. When we visited his apartment ahead of the 2011 collaboration, we learned that his tastes as a design connoisseur were considerably broader than the stern principles he employed as a designer. See more ideas about Graphic design, Typography, Typographic. Earlier, he received the Piet Zwart Prize and the Gerrit Noordzij Prize, among a cabinet of accolades that celebrate his original voice. Photography: Dan Tobin Smith, Share your email to receive our daily digest of inspiration, escapism and design stories from around the world. ‘I rarely make even the smallest sketch without drawing on squared paper,’ he said when we asked him to bring his uniquely tight grip on form and space to the limited edition cover and interiors shoot (pictured at the bottom of this article) in Wallpaper’s April 2011 issue (W*145). Wallpaper* is part of TI Media Limited. © TI Media Limited. After founding the aptly named Total Design studio in 1963 (which he did with fellow graphic designer Benno Wissing, industrial designer Friso Kramer, and entrepreneur brothers Paul and Dick Schwarz), from 1985 to 1993 Crouwel was director of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and, passionate about education, was also a professor at Delft University of Technology (now TU) and at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. (Design - by who?) All Rights Reserved. 5 Wallpapers With Wim Crouwel Quotes. 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