Loes Claessens is an independent graphic design studio based in Amsterdam. Since 2013 the studio is working for various commissioners in the cultural field such as museums, publishers and artists. Loes Claessens has a strong focus on typography and editorial design and is interested in making books, exhibitions and identities. In 2015 Loes graduated with a bachelor’s degree at Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and in 2019 she received a master’s degree at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem.




SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


HEEL @ Museumnacht 2019
Polyopera at Lima Limo
National Holocaust Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2 November 2019

MODESHOW '19. Nobody remembers a shapeshifter
Casco, Amsterdam, NL
29 June 2019
 
Nonoki
Interactive installation
and presentation
Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, MX
24, 25 April 2019

Nonoki @ LAABF'19
Los Angeles Art Book Fair installation
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, US
11, 12, 13, 14 April 2019

De Grote Macaulay Culkin Avond X Cinetol by De Internet Gids
Live performance of Hotzone '00
Cinetol, Amsterdam, NL
1 February 2019

Eternal Love Triangle 
WT x Sandberg Institute
Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, NL
18 January 2019

Printed Matter NYABF '18
"Boiling Room for Hot Reading"
Boiler Room, MoMA PS1, New York City, US
21, 22, 23 September 2018

Cryptonomicatharsis
WT End of the Year Show 2018
Mediamatic, Amsterdam, NL
30 June 2018

The Opening & Closing Reception
Sitterwerk Kunstbibliothek, St. Gallen, CH
4 May, 2018

Printed Matter NYABF '17
Fruits of Fraud
Werkplaats Typografie
Boiler Room, MoMA PS1, New York City, US
22, 23, 24 September 2017

Telemagic: Midnight TELEShopping
Para-Tech-Fair, WORM UBIK, Rotterdam, NL
21 April 2017

EPM.FM @ Bijlmerbajes
Lola Lik, Amsterdam, NL
20 January 2017

ARTFAQ by DDG
Exhibition: Friends Only,
The Internet is Present #3
Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam, NL
25 November 2016

RAAR @ Club Gusto
Live Radio performance
-m-e-n-t-a-x-i-s-
Rotterdam, NL
8 October 2016

WELTFORMAT 16
Poster Festival
Lucerne, CH
24 September–2 October 2016

HEAD LIGHTS / TALENT NIGHTS
Laser-projection + Performance of
-m-e-n-t-a-x-i-s-
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
12 May 2016

RELEASE: fount magazine issue #1
Berlin & Dortmund, DE
6 May 2016 & 29 April 2016

Fauna #2
Performance: Music & VJ
-m-e-n-t-a-x-i-s- & Cyanne van den Houten
HOOP, Den Haag, NL
11 Maart 2016

[kɔn] No. 2 Verfall
KON-paper & Blank Poster Exhibition
Einstein-Kultur, Munich, DE
13 December 2015

Off Screen #4 2015
WORM, Rotterdam, NL
26 November 2015

EPM.FM
Pirate Radio, Utrecht, NL
30 October 2015

CONVERSA #43 at
Mevrouw BOK
Conversas, Rotterdam, NL
30 September 2015

The Best Of Expo
Kunst in het Witte de With Kwartier
Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL
11–13 September 2015

Zefir7 – De Nieuwe Lichting
STROOM & BNO
Den Haag, NL
10 September 2015

Finals 2015
Graduation exhibition
Hofpoort, Rotterdam, NL
8–12 July 2015

Public/Private Expo WDKA
Gelderseplein 46
Rotterdam, NL
17–19 December 2014

Unravel the Code II
John Hopkins University & MICA, Baltimore, US
11–13 December 2013

FREE?! a one-day journey into the cultures of sharing
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
29 November 2013

WORM-up event 'Free Culture'
in collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute
WORM, Rotterdam, NL
13, 14 & 15 November 2013



PUBLICATIONS


Books from the future 
Performance Society, London, UK
6 July 2017

Beeld Column
SSBA Salon, Amsterdam, NL
1 December 2016

RELEASE: fount magazine issue #1
Berlin & Dortmund, DE
6 May 2016 & 29 April 2016

[kɔn] No. 2 Verfall KON-paper & Blank
Einstein-Kultur, Munich, DE
13 December 2015


Trippy but carefully considered posters from designer Loes Claessens”
It's Nice That, London, UK.
3 December 2015


MEMOVOCO
Contribution calendar of 2016, Leipzig, DE
November 2015 

“The Design Displacement Group offers an alternative Christmas message”
It's Nice That, London, UK.
16 December 2014



NOMINATIONS


Drempelprijs 2015
Nominated for Autonomous Practice
Kunst in het Witte de With kwartier, Rotterdam, NL
11–13 September 2015



JURY


Best Dutch Book Design 2018
Student Jury
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
September 2019



SELECTED CLIENTS


Bijzondere Collecties UvA, Het Hof van Nederland, Van Abbe Museum, Bureau Europa, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Submarine Channel, Lensvelt, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Captured Tracks, Institute of Network Cultures.