We’re graphic design studio Team Thursday, founded by Loes van Esch and Simone Trum, collaborating as a duo since 2010. We focus on the design and art direction of visual identities varying in scale and complexity – from festivals to books and exhibition design. In close collaboration with our commissioners we work on projects that are characterized by a strong visual language with a special interest in typography. The process, or performative aspect, plays an important role in our work. This translates into a special interest for tactility and materiality, but can also evolve in a spatial design or activity.
Studio address:Gouvernestraat 2343014 PX RotterdamLoes +31 6 26 804 921Simone +31 6 26 130 980Mail, Instagram, FacebookSubscribe to our mailinglistInternship applications
We work with cultural institutions, businesses and individuals like the Mondriaan Fund, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Dansmakers, Central Saint Martins London, Shin Architects, Koen Taselaar, nai010 Publishers, Vers Beton, Typojanchi Seoul, Poetry International and TENT Rotterdam.In addition to our daily practice we teach Typography at ArtEZ Arnhem, give workshops and lectures in various international institutions like OTIS Los Angeles, Hongik University Seoul and HKU Utrecht.
Selection of publications / exhibitions / talks:– Part of Best Dutch Book Designs 2016 exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with Dwars Vers– Talk at Hongik University, Seoul– Talk at Doosung Gallery, Seoul– Annual poster exhibition Korean Society of Typography, Doosung Gallery, Seoul– Dwars Vers is awarded a Bronze medal for the Best Bookdesign from all over the world – Dwars Vers is selected for the Best Dutch Book Designs 2016– Talk at Tongji University, Shanghai– AIGA interview June 2016– Étapes Magazine #232, featured as one of Rotterdams design studios, 2016 – 010 2d, exhibition Gallery Vivid, 2015– Typojanchi, exhibition typography biennale Seoul, 2015– Étapes #223, publication Moving Futures posters, 2015– Means of Production, exhibition TYPO.Berlin, 2014– N.Y.P.D., exhibition Winkelhaak Antwerp, 2014– Print Magazine April issue, selected as one of Print’s New Visual Artists, 2013– Gallery magazine vol 16, 2012
Our workplace is situated in an old garage in the centre of Rotterdam. We will host temporary exhibitions in its window with complementary openings. Our door is always open for you to pop by for a coffee.
We would like to thank the following people for being a temporary member of our team: Alice Saey, Peter Palland, Anja Enders, Sander Molenaar, Hanne Gabrielsen, Clara Lezlakowski, Rebecca Joly, Floor Weijs and Laurens Borsboom.Many thanks to the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie for their support.
TT portrait by EH (Kyoungtae Kim)Lars typeface by Bold Decisions