Meer dan typo grafisch ontwerp

Personal Exhibition

After more than five years of work as a freelance graphic designer and typographer, the Annex now provides him with the space to showcase his free and applied work to the public.

The exhibition More Than Typo Graphic Design (Meer dan typo grafisch ontwerp) was opened by alderman Geert Gabriëls. Additionally, there was a brief introduction to the work and a breakdance performance by creator, hiphop consultant, and professional dancer Admir Mirena.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition had to close earlier than planned.

De Annex

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  • and the Municipality of Weert
  • Filed: Personal, Poster, Type
  • Year: 2020

Photo’s by Jeroen Kuit
Born and raised, yet always returning - Weert native Johnny Brankaert (1988) laid the foundation for his education at the Graphic Lyceum in Eindhoven.
He subsequently graduated in 2014 as a graphic designer with a minor in typography from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.
Johnny's designs are characterized by an open, exploratory attitude. Background of the subject, literal and figurative layers play a significant role.

He believes that design should tell a story: 'It's all about your roots and the journey you make'.
From a young age, Johnny gained international fame as a B-boy in the breakdance circuit. It is therefore not surprising that many elements in his graphic work originate from the rich and diverse hip-hop scene.
This is evident in the letters, which for Johnny are more than just carriers of a message. They are characters, with their own dynamics and identity. Not a day goes by without him sketching, drawing, or designing a typeface.
At the exhibition, a large screen was displayed, showcasing a video edit created with all the works, along with extra sketches and relevant video material related to the works shown at the exposition.
Additionally, for the poster of More Than Typo Graphic Design four editions were created, each featuring a coat of arms design representing the cities where he has lived."