Miquel Hervás Gómez (Terrassa, 19 April 1985). Handy graphic design freelancer based in the WWW. Running as a workshop manager at the GRA BookBinding1. Tutor for Disarming Design2 at the Sandberg Instituut and Preparatory Course3 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, while being member of fanfare4 and Carne Kids5.

(2020) Het Nieuwe Instituut In search of the Pluriverse6 design, identity and web cover.

(2019) VPN (Virtual PUB8 Network) explores the possibilities of autonomous infrastructures by building a zone of trust and situated knowledge as a form of ontological anarchism opposing itself to the platformization of Institutions: A temporary consensus zone based on unexpected temporary alliances. By building a local network and designing its architecture VPN aims to link all the distributed locations and generate space in between:

a) VPN in use.

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b) VPN reveals the physical process of a communication system by creating an interface that allows visitors to engage at each stage of this process. Through pins, packets and traceroutes, the scalable, flexible and malleable network displays its strength and weakness, its traffic and its interferences, making visible the invisible.

c) VPN infrastructure, four nodes were installed physically at different locations: Fred. Roeskestraat, Spijkerkade, Looiersgracht and LAG, the fifth node was nomadic.

d) Installed VPN node at Fred. Roeskestraat.

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(2019) Selected events facilitating PUB8:

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a) At Sandberg Instituut Open Day.

b) Argo9, a 24h nomadic radio broadcast during the Istanbul Design Biennial(TR) with RadioEE10.

c) SPLOTR (a mobile digital library) within Studium Generale Uncut week hosted at Stedelijk in collaboration with Rietveld and Sandberg Library11.

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(2018) fanfare inc. — Chapter 2: Tools12 catalogue presented in the It's a Book(DE), Libros Mutantes(SP), Alt CPH(DK) and Manifesta(IT). An ongoing investigation into the current conditions of nomadic design labour. The different chapters aims to reflect on new nomadic work practices through the lens of corporate culture. Each part of the research explores several points of view, drawing on interviews as well as both visual and written contributions.

a) DinA6 dust cover, black and white digital print mixed with an original Mediamarkt catalogue. Over 300 pages aprox. Edition of 300.

b) Presentation at Libros Mutantes(SP).

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(2018) PUB8 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 possibilities in the context of an artistic master program, PUB8 is a hub to identify interdisciplinary connections and accelerate collaborations amongst students and third parties. Currently, PUB8’s outputs include Radio, Tv, Type Lab, Journal, and publishing sessions.

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a) PUB8 Print and Radio sessions were open to everyone interested in amplifying their practice through publishing activities.

b) PUB8 Fanzine Fair was an alternative platform connecting self-organized artist and publishers, expanding the notion of distribution and building bridges between the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Sandberg Instituut and the outside world.

c) The outcome of the PUB8 Radio session: Three days of online live radio transmission13 direct from the Graduation Shows of the Sandberg Instituut. The mobile radio was traveling around Amsterdam, serving as a space for distribution and reflection. PUB8 Radio broadcasted conversations, readings, music, live feed reports, sound experiments and more from all Sandberg’s departments.

d) As the result of the PUB8 Print session, it was born the first issue of PUB/Sandberg journal, “For Porosity”, launched during the Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show.

(2017) fanfare inc. — Chapter 1: Transportation14 catalogue presented in the Chaumont Biennial of Graphic Design(FR). Project made with fanfare and in collaboration with Ulises Soriano, Bram van den Berg, Edu León, Jessie Ying Ying and Charlie Clemoes.

a) DinA6 dust cover, black and white digital print mixed with an original Klm catalogue. Over 300 pages aprox. Edition of 200.

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(2017) Ting Gong15 identity and web design:

(2017) Eight DinA2 Heidelberg Kord16 test prints designed and printed at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Two Offset layers applied as a continuous gradient from yellow to black, passing through cyan and magenta, using oxidative drying inks. Published with Adolfo(SP).

(2016 — 2021) Identity and web design for Station to Station, an online magazine of DutchCulture/TransArtist.

a) SS#117 “Dirty talks — Money.”

b) SS#218 “All that art.”

C)SS#319“Living on the edge.”


(Website last updated 08/04/2021 :)