1. Masters of Amateurism: RE-MIX

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    interviews/ director: Erik Urlings for premsela.org In the event series Masters of Amateurism, Premsela invites international authors, scholars and designers to give presentations on their work in light of particular aspects of amateurism, such as DIY, Web 2.0, bricolage and street fashion. Re-Mix symposium The Re-Mix symposium, a joint project of Premsela and VU University Amsterdam's Arts & Culture department, delved into the consequences of digitisation for intellectual property on 15 December 2010. The speakers were US writer Aram Sinnreich, the political scientist Joost Smiers and the samplist Eboman. Questions debated included: Does copyright protection hinder cultural growth and artistic expression? And: as digitisation enables anyone to add to and alter original content, are the boundaries between consumption and production blurring?

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    • Masters of Amateurism: Julia Pott

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      Masters of Amateurism: Julia Pott director/ interview: Erik Urlings made for premsela.org The English cartoonist, blogger and illustrator Julia Pott was in Amsterdam at Premsela's invitation. Julia Pott makes illustrations for freelance clients including Bat for Lashes, Etsy, Malibu rum and Skins Cosmetics. Her work is distinguished by its use of everyday-looking materials and mixture of sophisticated and accessible media. It has been exhibited in countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Britain and the United States. Along with her more traditional commercial assignments, Pott produces work in accessible popular formats such as T-shirts, tattoos and YouTube cartoons. She recently graduated from Kingston University London. Masters of Amateurism In 2010 and 2011, Premsela was holding a series of presentations on the common ground in amateurism, popular culture and design in collaboration with the American Book Center. In Masters of Amateurism, we invite international authors and designers to talk about their work in the context of aspects of amateurism such as DIY, hacking, Web 2.0, bricolage and street fashion.

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      • Trailer Premsela Design Story: De stijl van het Stedelijk / The Style of the Stedelijk - door Lex Reitsma en Frederike Huygen

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        When it reopens on Sunday 23 September, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum will gain not only a spectacular new building but also a new visual identity. The Style of the Stedelijk: Designing for a Museum provides a fascinating look at the museum’s unique relationship with graphic design and its quest for a new visual identity. A Dutch-language launch of the book and its accompanying documentary will take place at the museum on Friday 28 September.

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        • The Best of Dutch Book Design

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          The Netherlands is well known for the high quality of its book designs. This reputation comes as a result of the country’s vibrant culture of graphic design and internationally renowned designers, such as Irma Boom and Joost Grootens. Printers with a passion for their profession and a deep and abiding love of books also play an important role. And we should not forget their clients (the publishers), who are as a rule inspired and enthusiastic, with great feeling for the tactile and visual qualities of the contemporary book. Ever since 1926, a jury of specialists has selected thirty Dutch books a year that have been made with the utmost care. They take into account not only the graphic design and the typography, but also the materials used and the quality of the printing. These thirty books have been brought together to create the exhibition The Best of Dutch Book Design. Premsela – the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, SICA (Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities), BNO (Association of Dutch Designers) and the Foundation for the Best of Dutch Book Design decided that it was high time to display these books in the form of a travelling library. These organisations have combined their forces to present the thirty most outstanding books of the past year, along with a selection of books from previous years.

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          • Benno Premsela 3/3

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            Exhibition 'Show yourself' about Benno Premsela in 'Stadsarchief' Amsterdam. Benno Premsela is one of the founding fathers of Edenspiekermann. Edenspiekermann was responsible for the design of this exhibition.

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            • Benno Premsela 2/3

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              Exhibition 'Show yourself' about Benno Premsela in 'Stadsarchief' Amsterdam. Benno Premsela is one of the founding fathers of Edenspiekermann. Edenspiekermann was responsible for the design of this exhibition.

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              • Benno Premsela 1/3

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                Exhibition 'Show yourself' about Benno Premsela in 'Stadsarchief' Amsterdam. Benno Premsela is one of the founding fathers of Edenspiekermann. Edenspiekermann was responsible for the design of this exhibition.

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                • Never Mind the Mainstream - Summery - 18 April 2012

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                  Premsela and the Vitra Design Museum’s mini-symposium Never Mind the Mainstream: Experiment and Industry took place on Wednesday 18 April in the Triennale Design Museum. Guests including the designers Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius and Philips’ Rogier van der Heide and the critic Aaron Betsky discussed the roles of experiment and industry in design.

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