THE RESIDENCY AT HOLKE79
As part of our way to support new talent starting into graphic design, we started the #residencyatholke79 in April of 2021. This program works very similarly as an art residency. We pay a graphic designer that is starting out to develop a project in the term of 2 months. Borja gives him support and feedback but the resident has complete freedom to do what he wants.
As per now Olena Smetanina, Mike Dziambor and Daniel Schrier had been residents of holke79 and we all are super happy about the enriching experience.
RESIDENT #1 OLENA SMETANKA
April - May. 2021.
Olena worked hard to see how her letterforms can live through both digital and physical environments.
Olena casually reading her printed artifact that was the result of her residency at Holke79.
RESIDENT #2 MIKE DZIAMBOR
June - July. 2021.
Mike had the idea of experimenting with a grid system that would allow him to create interesting and sursprising letterforms.
Was pretty funny how the most complex version of the grid gave him a great opportunity to creat a system of super interesting glyphs.
RESIDENT #3 DANIEL SCHRIER
September - October. 2021.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Daniel went into experimenting with different layouts combining photos taken on film on his trips and his own typeface, Faucet.
He went through a lot of different versions of his compositions. Adding texture and arranging the content in many different configurations.