Miquel Hervás Gómez (b.1985, Terrassa). Graphic designer based on the WWW. Workshop manager at the BB. Tutor for Disarming Design at the Sandberg Instituut and Preparatory Course at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Member of Carne Kids and fanfare.

2022 Graphic design and identity for the exhibition of In Search of the Pluriverse at the Het Nieuwe Instituut curated by Sophie Krier and Erik Wong. Work realised in close collaboration with the caribbean architect Sean Leonard:

↑ Lightbox-poster exhibition design.

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↑ Overviews of the exhibition In Search of the Pluriverse, Het Nieuwe Instituut. This exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the ‘pluriverse’: a world that makes room for many worlds, portraying the consequences of a multivocal world on a social and political level. The extensive exhibition presents the work of designers, artists, activists and researchers from around the world and showcases an enormous wealth of projects, objects, video and audio productions and installations. (Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn)

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↑ Signage tubes and stripes made with the leftovers vinyl floor material of previous exhibition.

↑ Variable identity design.

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↑ MDF Stellaes as a display system and plexiglass as wall text, all upcycled from past exhibitions. (Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn)

2022 Disarming Design identity, publication, webspace, and radio show co-designed and guided with Agustina Woodgate, Sascha Krischock and the D_D graduates students:

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↑ Din A1 screen printed posters designs.

DailyDecisions.space mobile view. Daily Decisions brings together collaborative works developed in the wider context of the department. (2020-2022)

Durable Discussions, 432p essay publication published by Onomatopee.

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Durable Discussions presents life-making practices across objects, events, places, and habits. In research through writing, seventeen essays sense and transform the poetics and politics of the everyday, offering perspectives in thinking about art and design as emancipatory politics.

2022 New HHHorizons:Het HEM x Horst identity and design:

Digital animation designed w/ Oriol Cabarrocas.

↑ Type specimen showcasing potential variants on how New HHHorizon's identity can speak, mixing Het HEM (Bryant Compressed) and Horst (GT Alpina) typefaces.

2021-2022 Overgaden's 360° identity and design w/ fanfare:

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↑ Din A1 offset outdoor exhibition posters.

↑ Variable logo design.

Overgaden.org mobile view. Website designed and coded w/ Bram van den Berg.

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↑ Unfolded Din A2 offset grand fold-out posters and folded self-covers for each exhibition catalogue.

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↑ Selection Din A4 offset printed exhibition catalogue. O—Overgaden’s publication series can be read online or downloaded for free, and print versions can be purchased at the gallery. The monographic series is published in relation to the in-house solo exhibitions from 2021 onwards and focuses on new artistic voices, enabling expanded conversations around these to travel as far as possible. Online you’ll find a free-to-download PDF version with an added full batch of documentation images. In print, this series comes with a special, grand fold-out poster as its cover.

2021 Echobox's development of identity, graphic language and website design:

Echobox.radio desktop view. Website coded w/ Sascha Krischock.

Echobox logotype sizes by Experimental Jetset.

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Echobox mobile view screenshots.

Echobox image identity and stickers channels.

2021 On invitation from The Palace of Typographic Masonry, fanfare represents the Playground of the In-Between. This playground creates space for chatting, gossiping, and sharing. Based on questions given to all contributors of The Palace of Typographic Masonry, the Playground of the in-between presents a soundscape and set of jingles and 14 vocal advertisements that hijack and play a part in the official museum audio tour. Designed and developed by fanfare, sound made together w/ Fabian Reichle.

↑ Din A0 screen printed poster.

↑ Selection of jingles hijacking the autiotour of the traveling exhibition.

↑ ‘An Alphabet of Cases’ exhibition overview at Graphic Days in Torino(IT).

2020 In search of the Pluriverse, Het Nieuwe Instituut, identity and web cover design:

In search of the Pluriverse tunes into different places in and around Europe to learn from local initiatives how design can contribute to cultivating futures that have a future. Identity system translates those places weather conditions into typographic constellations. These likeable yet abstract narratives form the basis of the graphic layer.

↑ Designed chart overview connecting real live weather data and atmospheric values input transform into typographic and graphic features output. Each of the columns In search of the Pluriverse website is responding to a synchronized forecast feed of the five different locations: Istanbul, Berlin, Asturias, Isle of Mull and Casablanca. Depending which temperature, wind force, rain, snow, mist, day or night and cloud situation, the typography will behave differently. Miguelito variable font in use. A personal and shaky variable typeface project; a twisted Arial Narrow modified and hacked version.

2019 VPN (Virtual PUB Network) explores the possibilities of autonomous infrastructures by building a zone of trust and situated knowledge. It stands in opposition to the platformization of institutions: as both a form of ontological anarchism and a temporary consensus zone based on unexpected alliances. By building a local network and designing its architecture, VPN aims to link all the distributed locations and generate in-between spaces. Project design and realised w/ Agustina Woodgate and Sascha Krischock:

↑ VPN in use.

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↑ VPN website mobile view screenshots. VPN creates an interface that allows visitors to engage with each stage of the communication system, thereby revealing the physical processes that underpin the virtual space. Through pings, packets and trace-routes; through the invisible, the scalable, flexible and malleable: the VPN PUB network lays bare its strengths and weaknesses, its traffic and its interferences, making the invisible visible.

↑ VPN infrastructure composed of four nodes installed physically at different locations: the Fred. Roeskestraat, the Spijkerkade, the Looiersgracht and LAG. A fifth nomadic node was also visible in different locations.

↑ VPN node at Fred. Roeskestraat.

2019 Graphic design and identity for Tropical, Objects, Turns commissioned by Aram Lee within The New Alphabet School, Haus der Kulturen Welt (HKW). The project happened in context of the exhibition Elsewhere Within Here curated by Jo-Lene Ong and was co-supported by Framer Framed:

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↑ Three Din A1 offset printed posters designs.

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↑ Three Din A1 offset printed posters designs.

2018-2019 PUB is a trans-department platform initiated by students of the Sandberg Instituut to structure and establish a publishing practice within their school. While investigating the publishing possibilities in the context of an artistic master program, PUB is a hub to identify interdisciplinary connections and accelerate collaborations amongst students and third parties. Currently, PUB’s output includes Radio, TV, Type Lab, Journal, and publishing sessions:

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↑ Selection of Din A1 screen printed poster designs.

PUB team working during the Open Day 2019, Sandberg Instituut.

Argo, a 24h nomadic radio broadcast with RadioEE, Istanbul Design Biennial 2019(TR).

↑ SPLOTR a mobile digital library with Rietveld and Sandberg Library, Studium Generale Uncut 2019, Stedelijk Museum.

2016—2021Identity and web design for Station to Station, an online magazine of DutchCulture/TransArtist focusing on international collaboration through the lens of artists practices and residencies:

SS#1 “Dirty talks—Money.” Website Mobile view. Highlighted words are calling Google Custom Search API, directly dependent on your browsers’ search history.

SS#2 “All that art.” Website Mobile view. There are audio snippets you could read.

SS#3 “Living on the edge.” Website Mobile view. Depending on your internet speed and connectivity, you will have the chance to read… or not to read the text.

Miquel Hervás Gómez (b.1985, Terrassa). Graphic designer based on the WWW. Workshop manager at the BB. Tutor for Disarming Design at the Sandberg Instituut and Preparatory Course at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Member of Carne Kids and fanfare.

2022 Graphic design and identity for the exhibition of In Search of the Pluriverse at the Het Nieuwe Instituut curated by Sophie Krier and Erik Wong. Work realised in close collaboration with the caribbean architect Sean Leonard:

↑ Lightbox-poster exhibition design.

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↑ Overviews of the exhibition In Search of the Pluriverse, Het Niuwe Instituut. This exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the ‘pluriverse’: a world that makes room for many worlds, portraying the consequences of a multivocal world on a social and political level. The extensive exhibition presents the work of designers, artists, activists and researchers from around the world and showcases an enormous wealth of projects, objects, video and audio productions and installations. (Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn)

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↑ Signage tubes and stripes made with the leftovers vinyl floor material of previous exhibition.

↑ Variable identity design.

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↑ MDF Stellaes as a display system and plexiglass as wall text, all upcycled from past exhibitions. (Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn)

2022 Disarming Design identity, publication, webspace, and radio show co-designed and guided with Agustina Woodgate, Sascha Krischock and the D_D graduates students:

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↑ Din A1 screen printed posters designs.

DailyDecisions.space mobile view. Daily Decisions brings together collaborative works developed in the wider context of the department. (2020-2022)

Durable Discussions, 432p essay publication published by Onomatopee.

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Durable Discussions presents life-making practices across objects, events, places, and habits. In research through writing, seventeen essays sense and transform the poetics and politics of the everyday, offering perspectives in thinking about art and design as emancipatory politics.