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.
Upcoming:Ink VillageRiso poster exhibition organized by Corners Seoulnovember, Gallery Factory, SeoulOngoing:All Possible Futures: Unrealized Archive 02Institute Of advanced Uncertainty [I.O.U.], San Fransisco USAexhibition&publication curated by Chris Hamamoto & Jon Sueda
We work with cultural institutions, businesses and individuals like the Mondriaan Fund, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Wilfried Lentz, 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.
Contact:Gouvernestraat 2343014 PX RotterdamLoes +31 6 26 804 921Simone +31 6 26 130 980Mail, Instagram, FacebookSubscribe to our mailinglistInternship applicationsWe are currently not looking for interns.
Exhibitions / awards:– Part of group show All Possible Futures: Unrealized Archive 02, Chris Hamamoto & Jon Sueda, Institute Of advanced Uncertainty, San Fransisco, 2018– Part of group show Non-Conformist Form: Adaptable Typography in Poster Design, Draw Down Books, NYC, 2018– Contribution Festival Combo Combo, Lille, France, 2018– Sample Sequences, Gallery My Monkey, Nancy, France, 2018– Moving Futures 2014 awarded the second prize at the International Poster Competition of Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 2017– Presentation Seoul City Sampling during Dutch Design Week as part of Envisions, 2017– Part of Best Dutch Book Designs 2016 exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with Dwars Vers, 2017– Exhibition Seoul City Sampling at MMCA Changdong, Seoul, 2017– Annual poster exhibition Korean Society of Typography, Doosung Gallery, Seoul, 2017– Dwars Vers is awarded a Bronze medal for the Best Bookdesign from all over the world, 2016– Dwars Vers is selected for the Best Dutch Book Designs 2016– 010 2d, exhibition Gallery Vivid Rotterdam, 2015– Typojanchi, exhibition typography biennale Seoul, 2015– Means of Production, exhibition TYPO.Berlin, 2014– N.Y.P.D., exhibition Winkelhaak Antwerp, 2014
Talks / publications:– Feature in Unrealized Archive Issue 02, 2018 – MMCA Research Symposium talk, MMCA Seoul, 2018– Talk at TypoTalks, Berlin, 2018– Feature in Printed Pages, It's Nice That magazine, s/s 2018– Talk at Zefir 7, Stroom The Hague with Koen Taselaar & Thomas Trum, 2018– Feature on It's Nice That, 2018– Talk at BNO-night, Utrecht, 2017– Talk at Hongik University, Seoul, 2017– Talk at Doosung Gallery, Seoul, 2017– Talk at Tongji University, Shanghai, 2016– AIGA interview June 2016– Étapes Magazine #232, featured as one of Rotterdams design studios, 2016 – Étapes #223, publication Moving Futures posters, 2015– Print Magazine April issue, selected as one of Print’s New Visual Artists, 2013– Feature on It's Nice That, 2012– Gallery magazine vol 16, 2012
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