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OASE 100 – Architecture and Graphic Design

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About OASE: The influential Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens [has] spent nearly 60 years developing a practice that reflects his persistent inquisitiveness – New York Times
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OASE 100 – First publication dedicated completely to OASE’s graphic design

OASE 100: The 100th issue of OASE takes the journal’s long-standing collaboration with its graphic designer Karel Martens as a starting point to explore the relationship between architecture journals and graphic design. In doing so, it challenges the conventional idea that architecture journals are mere carriers of information, showing instead how these journals play a defining role in the message they convey.

Adhering to Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim ‘the medium is the message’, it considers the graphic space of the journal, its materiality, its production, and the physical experience of reading

Within this context, OASE 100 zooms in on the relationship between architecture journals and graphic design, starting with a historical overview before considering the specific history of OASE and the practice of its own graphic designer. The aim is to provide an insight into the close and mutually enriching relationship between the graphic design of an architecture journal and the production of architectural knowledge.

> First publication dedicated completely to OASE’s graphic design
> Historical perspectives on the crucial role of graphic design in the architectural field
> Indepth interview with Karel Martens
> The influential Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens [has] spent nearly 60 years developing a practice that reflects his persistent inquisitiveness – New York Times

ISBN 978-94-6208-431-5 | May 2018 | available | Ayham Ghraowi, Mathew Kneebone, Joris Kritis, Louis Lüthi, Carlo Menon, Laura Pappa, Véronique Patteeuw, Marius Schwarz, Anton Stuckardt, Linda Van Deursen, Bart Decroos | design: Karel Martens, Aagje Martens. | Dutch, English | tijdschrift | 17 x 24 cm | 288 pages | illustrated (50 full color).

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