365+1 Days         12 09 2017

365 Dutch type designers, graphic designers, calligraphers, and illustrators of then, today and tomorrow collaborated an unique calendarbook. By giving each contributer a 306 x 230 mm black-and-white spread and a fixed day of the year, the book "365+1 Days” presents the current status of Dutch graphic design and illustration in print. Very honored to be asked and being part of this amazing project Boy Bastiaens designed the 3 November spread.

365+1 Days is commissioned by Stichting Print and beautifully designed by Melle Hammer. Buy your copy here


Graduation Festival         17 06 2017

As degree season kicks off five academies of the ZUYD Faculty of Arts Maastricht will join forces in the Graduation Festival 2017. Proudly presenting the work of future alumni of the Maastricht Academy of Architecture (MAA), Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD), Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology (MAMDT) Fine Art and Design in Education (FADE) and Master Scientific Illustration (MSI). Their will be too many highlights to name them all here, but when you're around be sure not to miss MAFAD's BACK TO MAYBE, the graduation show of their Fine Arts department and THE LAST GENERATION graduation show by their Fashion /Textile /Product /Jewelry departments.

The festive opening will be on Thursday 6 July 19:00 | Opening hours: Friday 7 July - Sunday 9 July 10:00 - 19:00 | Monday 10 July - Tuesday 11 July 10:00 - 17:00 | Herdenkingsplein 6211 NJ Maastricht

pre-announcement ad by Boy Bastiaens © 2017


Grivec Bros. jeans in the CUBE design museum         06 03 2017

CUBE is Holland’s first museum entirely dedicated to design. The exhibition which is currently on display - Showroom Limburg - showcases 50 designs that represent the creativity in the Dutch province of Limburg. Featuring newcomers as well as established Dutch Design names like Ted Noten and Jeroen Wand amongst others. Extremely proud to see also the Grivec Bros. being included with their jeans. Excellently described by the ‘Volkskrant’ newspaper journalist Jeroen Junte: “The world of denim and jeans is a conservative one. To jeans-wearers brand experience is more important than innovative design. The Grivec Bros. play with this restriction by adding authentic Limburgian details to their brand while perfectly connecting to the classic American denim tradition”.

Plan your visit to the CUBE museum: the Showroom Limburg expo runs till May 7th 2017. Openings hours from tuesday till sunday 10.00 - 17.00. Museumplein 2 6461MA Kerkrade



Embracing Exchange         15 01 2017

At this year’s edition of Passagen Design Week in Cologne, Germany, the Dutch Design Exchange project EMBRACING EXCHANGE presents two exhibitions at the Rufffactory location in Köln Ehrenfeld. CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES shows a selection of (alumni) artists and designers related to the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. And SHIFTING IDENTITIES presents maps that unveil the cultural borders between the languages of ‘Limburgs’ and ‘Kölsch’. Graphic designer Boy Bastiaens is participating in both exhibitions. In the CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES show with a selection of graphic symbols and posters. And in the SHIFTING IDENTITIES expo with a series of maps which were designed together with StormHand partner Albert Kiefer.  (more about the maps)

RUFFFACTORY Venloer Strasse 474 50825 Köln Germany     16.01.2017 till  22.01.2017      daily program


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