Richard Rhys

Samuel Nyholm / Reala

Aplace presents a unique collaboration with The Pattern Foundry

release of a limited editiogn collection of T-shirts featuring patterns from the foundry.

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The Pattern Foundry is an archive of decorative patterns created by designers and artists from around the world, it is open for anyone to license and use. The uses of these patterns are not prescribed, they can be applied anywhere and to anything. Customers can license the patterns digitally or printed on an evolving range of media. The patterns explore playful expressions, from both figurative and abstract perspectives. Many of these works challenge the boundaries of expectation, exploring their own processes and revealing results that surprise and delight the senses.
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Richard Rhys is a designer and curator from Wales who runs a studio in Central London. Richard graduated with honors from Central St. Martins in 2006 and launched The Pattern Foundry earlier this year. He has been working with several art galleries in London making publications, and is currently developing patterns for U.K. bicycle clothing company Rapha. He also collaborates with fashion designers, designing perfume packaging for clients such as Yves Saint Laurent, and was head print designer for Alexander McQueen.
Wim Crouwel is a Dutch graphic designer and typographer. He is very well known for his posters and exhibition design for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Crouwel has designed several font sets, of which the New Alphabet (1967) is best known. He has been and still is one of the most important designers in Dutch graphic history. In the years 1985-1993 he was director of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Crouwel is still an active member of the Dutch graphic design scene.
Körner Union was founded in 1999 by Sami Benhadj, Tarik Hayward and Guy Meldem, then students at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, KÖ share a mould of ideas and tools and aim to promote and enhance the development of their individual production as well as create collective works. They have also become a company that feeds on those various artistic experiments to nourish further activities in particular contexts or with client-committed assignments.
Tatiana Rihs is a designer and illustrator from Lausanne, she studied at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne
Samuel Nyholm is a graphic designer/Illustrator living and working in Stockholm. He works part time as a teacher of graphic design at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne and co-founded the design bureau Reala (together with Jonas Williamsson and Laurent Benner). Nyholm is responsible for the magazines Almost, KÖ-Mix Sany-Mix and Letters (together with Nazareno Crea). Ongoing and recent activities include the film project "Scenografi" (together with Annika Larsson) and the New Print International Publishing (together with Nazareno Crea).

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