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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2012Logo and Website
Designed by Amsterdam-born artist Karin Daan in 1979, Amsterdam’s Homomonument was the world’s first major monument commemorating gay and lesbian victims of the Third Reich. Located on Westermarkt, just around the corner from the Anne Frank House, the large triangular monument made of pink granite consists of three different triangles: one is flush with the ground and contains the words ‘naar vriendschap zulk een mateloos verlangen’ [such an immense longing for friendship], a line from a poem by the first openly gay Dutch writer, Jacob Israël de Haan; the second is raised, forming a stage; and the third juts out over the surface of Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most scenic canals. The Homomonument was officially unveiled in September 1987.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Homomonument, we designed a new triangular logo in the colours of the rainbow. We also designed an informative website about this impressive monument.