Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for this particular bar to call closing time. As of DEC 01 2017, Studio BAR will be a thing of the past. We would like to mention that this is due to a mutual and respectful decision made by both partners, and was not forced as a result […]
Stories and ongoings
We think it’s nice to share the less obvious things we do and like, that make us us.
Last week we were given a tour around the centre of Amsterdam by Maarten Helle, who showed us a wide array of street typography – some of which was definitely new to us. The man behind the book Amsterdam in Letters has been looking up at buildings around our city streets for years now in search of […]
Our lovely city is filled with fascinating examples of typography displayed on its streets. We’ve chosen our favourites and created an our very own ABC-exhibiton to shine the spotlight on some of these delicately considered, grossly over-thought or casually placed typographic endeavours.
A little fun fact about our Seton: he brews beer. Together with two of his buddies he forms Outlanders Brewing, cooking up internationally inspired ales right here in Amsterdam. This August they attended their very first ever beer festival called Kimchi (they sell beer, no Korean). It’s hosted by Oedipus Brewing and coincidentally featured a […]
With our fourth property brochure well and truly under our belts within a year, it appears it’s a fast growing talent of ours! Working along side a couple realtors here in Amsterdam, we have been fortunate enough to be asked to make and deliver sales brochures to accompany some ridiculously luxurious houses.
What started with some humble Instagram snaps has now evolved into a full-on love affair with house numbers. These gems of practical street typography are often overlooked, so we decided to given them some much deserved screen time.
Our lovely Annelies, known on stage as Maday, and who we know from the previous year’s BAR Affair in Major and Minor, launched her debut album Murmuration. In a similar fashion to last year, Annelies invited a group of her talented young buddies to take some time under the spotlight for the first half of the […]
Maybe we saw you there? Well, you at least heard about it on the radio, right? Last weekend was the Windmill Tournament, a high-level international Ultimate Frisbee tournament with national teams like Israel, Iceland and Uganda. This is an event worth biking to Amsterdam far west for.
It’s now a hotel, but what was once built as the ‘Scheepvaarthuis’ became the first example of the Amsterdamse School, a style now exactly one-hundred years old. The Amsterdamse School is a Dutch architectural style which popped up around 1910 and lasted until the 1930s. The architecture, and the movement that goes with it, are […]
We are hella proud of our buddy Thomasine Barnekow, whose gloves are showing in their very own exhibition in the Swedish museum Regionmuseet Kristianstad! The exhibition was curated by Thomasine herself and features her own work, plus that of people who used her gloves as inspiration. Our paper-cut posters are *blush blush* also included in that happy […]
Our glovely friend Thomasine, of Thomasine gloves, makes amazeballs haute couture gloves which she has generously provided to serve as inspiration for our Christmas borrel (the well-known Ker-mi-bo) exhibition. This collaboration with Thomasine gloves led to some papertastic faces, the result of which you can come and see during the borrel.
FINALLY we managed to combine our two favourite things for this BAR Affair. Yes, November 19th was all about graphic design and delicious beers. Together with a fine selection of superstar brewers, we literally shone the spotlight on their excellent beer labels for a change.
That’s right people, we made it past the first year. We saw through a move, a full-on renovation, some very late nights, and the order of too much hand soap. Ladies and gentlement, we can still see the sight of each other every morning over that first coffee and will continue our work for many […]
We were thrilled that this BAR Affair went totally classic – as in classical music! Together with Annelies Jonkers we hosted an evening with an entire array of classical music performances. The living-room-concert-style evening was filled with high notes and low notes, singers and instruments, duos, trios, beers and enjoyment.
We were super happy to host an exciting evening with the legendary Meet-up group TypeCrit Amsterdam, who arranged a talk by typographic powerhouse Martin Majoor. The topic of discussion for the evening was The Questa Project, a font he released late 2014 together with Jos Buivenga. It was a fascinating evening with one of Holland’s […]
Don’t let the new year’s blues get you feeling one over par! Instead, let’s club together and turn those cold frowns upside down and play a round of fully authentic ‘boeren’ (farmers) mini-golf! Why is it Dutch farmers mini-golf? Well, let’s just say that the clubs were as unconventional as the ways we saw them used.
QUESTION: If a flying saucer made of plastic travels at 47km/h, and you throw a pint of beer at it, how many plane tickets can you buy for the price of one pub? ANSWER: 17! …or at least that’s how many tickets we’re helping contribute towards with the proceeds of our spectacular, ultimate brain bending […]
We were privileged to host an exciting evening with linguist and Arabic font designer Thomas Milo [DecoType] and graphic designer Tarek Atrissi [Tarek Atrissi Design], who shared with us two very different, yet complimentary perspectives on using (digitized) Arabic in everyday life. The evening was expertly moderated by the talented journalist Mark Rendeiro of Realities […]
We are super stoked and proud to say that our inaugural BAR Affair was a performance by the very talented Shelby Earl! This Seattle-based indie-folk singer/songwriter was on her first ever European tour, and used our space to give an intimate performance of ‘Swift Arrows’ to a lucky bunch of people.
Since we are in close contact with the faculty of our old stomping ground of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, we were asked if we would be interested to host a 2 day workshop for 30 students who were going to embark on an excursion to Marrakesh in Morocco by bus (shudder). The teachers, spotting […]