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Graphic Interplay

Graphic Interplay

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Project overview 

Project overview 

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Dana Dijkgraaf graduated as a graphic designer in
2013 at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem.
Ever since, she has had her own graphic design
studio, which focuses on visual storytelling in image
& type.


Dana participated in the first edition of In4nite,
during which she maintained a one-dimensional
approach to the material. For this edition, Dana
focused on the three-dimensional qualities of
the Colback® material, in which she explored the
possibilities of combining Colback® with other
materials. Her main challenge was to employ the
Colback® in a manner that accentuated its aesthetic
qualities – transparency, organic structures – yet
resulted in a visually enticing graphic design.


 

 


 


Dana Dijkgraaf graduated as a graphic designer in 2013 at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem. Ever since, she has had her own graphic design studio, which focuses on visual storytelling in image & type.

Dana participated in the first edition of In4nite, during which she maintained a one-dimensional approach to the material. For this edition, Dana focused on the three-dimensional qualities of the Colback material, in which she explored the possibilities of combining Colback with other fabrics. Her main challenge was to employ the Colback in a manner that accentuated its aesthetic qualities - transparency, organic structures - yet resulted into a visually enticing graphic design.


Graphic Interplay is the result of Dana’s work. In a
series of hovering panels, Dana playfully engages
the translucency of the Colback®. By administering
strong graphic elements to the already existing
organic structure of the non-woven material, she
has created a unique and inventive interplay of
structures and colors. The panels emerge as spatial
objects from the layered and transparent nature of
the Colback® material.


In addition to the visually strong graphic panels,
Dana has designed one exclusive panel based on
‘drifting little creatures, wandering the currents of
the sea’, referring to plankton. Individually, plankton
has microscopic dimensions. Combined however,
they hold a vital function within our seas and for
our earth. Dana sees this as a poignant metaphor
for the Colback® material; where individual fibers
collectively form a durable non-woven, and which
is also unseen and present under a surface

Graphic Interplay is the result of Dana’s work. In a series of hovering panels, Dana playfully engages the translucency of the Colback®. By administering strong graphic elements to the already existing organic structure of the non-woven material, she
has created a unique and inventive interplay of structures and colors. The panels emerge as spatial objects from the layered and transparent nature of the Colback® material.


In addition to the visually strong graphic panels, Dana has designed one exclusive panel based on ‘drifting little creatures, wandering the currents of the sea’, referring to plankton. Individually, plankton
has microscopic dimensions. Combined however, they hold a vital function within our seas and for our earth. Dana sees this as a poignant metaphor for the Colback® material; where individual fibers collectively form a durable non-woven, and which
is also unseen and present under a surface

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Graphic Interplay is a series of hovering panels, which playfully engages the translucency of the Colback. By administering strong graphic elements to the already existing organic structure of the non-woven material, an unique and inventive interplay of elements is created. The hovering panels as spatial objects from the layered and transparent nature of the Colback material.

Graphic Interplay is a series of hovering panels, which playfully engages the translucency of the Colback. By administering strong graphic elements to the already existing organic structure of the non-woven material, an unique and inventive interplay of elements is created. The hovering panels as spatial objects from the layered and transparent nature of the Colback material.

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Meet the designer

Meet the designer

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Name
Dana Dijkgraaf

Product
Graphic Interplay

Materials used
Colback® 100, PWD50,
PWD75, polyester and
sulky embroidery thread,
satin, stickers, sparkling
trimmings, metal rods,
silver and gold metal foi

Techniques used
Weaving
Embroidery
Printing
Labeling

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