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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Hermitage Amsterdam – a branch of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg – celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019. For that occasion, the Amsterdam branch gained access to the entire collection of the Russian museum, bringing together quite a number of extraordinary museum treasures ranging from a fascinating Venus statuette from 23,000 BC to a devilish swan created by Belgian artist Jan Fabre in 2016. With over two hundred items – including works by Da Vinci, Dürer, Van Dyck, Matisse, Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Velázquez and Van der Weyden – the ‘Treasury’ exhibit offered visitors a grand tour through the entire history of art.
In addition to the exhibition architecture, Hermitage Amsterdam asked us to design the exhibition catalogue as well. We created a richly illustrated catalogue in both Dutch and English versions. The 224-page book was printed in full colour and PMS Metallic 8640 Gold on Arctic Volume White 150 GSM paper. It is bound in a four-page softcover on Invercote G, 300 GSM paper with soft-touch lamination and a high-gloss spot for the logo.
Publisher: Hermitage Amsterdam / Annelies ter BruggeScholarly editor: Prof. Michail Piotrovsky, PhDText: Irina Bagdasarova, Vincent Boele, John Leighton, Henk van Os, Michail PiotrovskyLithography: Bert-Jan Nieuwenhuis / Pixel-it (Apeldoorn)Printer: Printer Trento (Trento)
see also: Hermitage Amsterdam: ‘De schatkamer! Meesterwerken uit de Hermitage’ / ‘Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage’ – Exhibition architecture