Roosje Klap has turned Daisy into a sheet of paper; you could say a blank canvas. Daisy’s fibres have been pulverised and combined with posters from Roosje’s archive. But we have nothing to fear from this new blank sheet of paper; it is a reincarnation. Despite its purity, the paper is there to be written, drawn or scrawled upon, to be handled. And so Daisy will soon have a new identity, a new future and a new life. Handmade paper (wood and recycled posters) 80x80 cm
Roosje Klap (1973, Amsterdam) owns a studio for visual communication, mainly graphic design and typography, which she has set up after her Graphic Design studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. The studio researches the experimental boundaries of custom fit design, peculiar yet collaborative. With Roosje Klap a typeface can be unreadable, a book can turn out to be a sculpture and a stamp can become a drawing-by-numbers-drawing: she has a strong affection for unorthodox type design. Solving the mystery of an unanswered question is what drives Roosje Klap. Roosje Klap mainly works for a clientčle in the cultural field: museums, galleries, art publishers and artists. She recently designed two stampseries for PostNL as well as a 2 euro coin for the Netherlands. For her design of the ‘Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists’ and for her ‘Rijksakademie Annual Report 2011’ she received a European Design Award. She also works as an Advising Researcher at the post-academic institute Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands, as well as head of the Graphic Design Department (together with Niels Schrader) where she implements what she calls 'affective design'.