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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To mark the culmination of several years of research, the Kröller-Müller Museum commissioned us to design a catalogue of its vast collection of drawings and prints by Vincent van Gogh. Published in both English and Dutch editions, the 455-page catalogue charts Van Gogh’s artistic development from the moment he decided to become an artist. It provides a complete and comprehensive historical overview of information pertaining to each individual work.
The collection catalogue has a light-blue ‘Brillianta’ linen cover with a full-colour image embedded on the front and black end leaves securing the book block within. The book block was printed in full colour on matt machine-coated paper with a shift between Dutch and English on the black offset plates. For this catalogue we used both the Trinité and Sansa typefaces.
Publisher: Thieme GrafiMedia GroepText: Teio MeedendorpPhotography: Tom Haartsen, et al.Printer: Thieme GrafiMedia Groep
see also:Kröller-Müller Museum: ‘The Riddle of “Double Ingres”: Van Gogh’s drawings in the Kröller-Müller Museum re-examined’Kröller-Müller Museum: Evert van Straaten – ‘Verlangen naar volmaaktheid’ / ‘Longing for perfection’Kröller-Müller Museum: Herman de Vries: ‘Mesa’ Kröller-Müller Museum: ‘Jan Fabre: Hortus / Corpus’