gebr.silvestri is a Amsterdam-based design studio. We – Adrian Silvestri-Chyle and Stefan Silvestri – work as art directors and designers in two and three dimensions. We produce visual solutions in media ranging from print to online to 3D. Our projects range from brand identities and books through products to exhibition and stage design.
Following our five-year training in two- and three-dimensional design at Schule für Gestaltung St. Gallen and at Globus in St. Gallen in our native Switzerland, we both studied graphic design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Our design studio gebr.silvestri has been in business since 1994.
We have been giving workshops in typography and the language of images at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart since 1996 and teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven since 2004. In the past we gave workshops at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Mulhouse (1998–1999) and we taught at St Joost Akademie in Breda (2002–2004).
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2007Exhibition catalogue and poster
Swiss conceptual artist Christian Philipp Müller, who has been living in New York and Berlin for over two decades, gained international fame through his contributions to the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and to German art festival documenta in 1997 and 2012. His artistic method is based on his own research and analysis of site-specific social or cultural-historical situations. Always located at the interface of social and aesthetic spaces, Müller’s works have played a central role in the reception of institution-critical art since the 1990s.
We were asked to design both the The catalogue (in German) provides and the poster for the first retrospective exhibition of Müller’s work, which includes a site-specific work called ‘Basics’. The catalogue provides a comprehensive overview of his work. In addition to concise descriptions of each of his projects, it also contains an interview with the artist. The 224-page volume is printed in full colour on LuxoSamt 150 GSM paper and bound in a softcover printed in silver, yellow and black on Invercote G, 300 GSM paper. The matt laminated cover is finished with high-gloss UV spot.
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, Kunstmuseum BaselText: Sabeth Bachmann, Philipp Kaiser, Miwon Kwon, James Meyer, Kerstin StakemeierPrinter: Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei, Ostfildern
see also: Christian Philipp Müller: ‘Portrait of the museum as a chair: Typology of all 54 chairs in use at the National Museum of Art, Osaka’ Haus der Kulturen der Welt: Christian Philipp Müller ‘The spirit of the Haus: 20 years of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 1989–2009’Haus der Kunst: Christian Philipp Müller ‘Histories in conflict: Haus der Kunst and the ideological uses of art, 1937–1955’Tangente St.Pölten: Christian Philipp Müller ‘Ein Bad für Florian’