Cox & Grusenmeyer

03.04.2014

Dear visitors,

It’s been a while since we’ve shown you our current activities! The past months we’ve been working on a nice variety of projects, including some more newspaper collages, a poetry app with Rozalie Hirs, an identity for architect Barbara Thevelein, a workshop at LUCA Brussels, the redesign of Hopstreet’s visual communication, a poster for a dance performance called dUb and developing a whole new identity for Belgian lingerie brand La fille d’O. Some of it is finished other projects are still in the work! Soon more about all that, for now some studio snapshots.

Take care,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

 

 

13.01.2014

Dears,

While surfing the mighty waves of the internet you can come across the new website by ROYALTY OF EXILE — which we designed and programmed. Visit the website here — or read more about it here.

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

20.12.2013

Dears,

The last few days we have been working on a flyer and poster for dUb – a dance performance choreographed by Karolien Verlinden. With 14 young dancers they are working on a show where sounds are dubbed and movements are play-backed. Rehearsals look so promising that we can’t wait to see the result! (more info here)

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

13.12.2013

Dearest fellow entrepreneurs,

lately we have been busy with a new project called ‘Bureau for Busyness’; a platform where the art of ‘busyness’ is investigated, lectured and instructed to beginning creatives under the motto ‘staying busy’. While this project got it’s first appearance on Integrated2013 the dutch magazine Hard//Hoofd asked us to clarify our vision in a written text as part of their busy week. Read some very useful tips and tricks on how to appear deceitfully busy here.

Unfortunately it is completely in dutch, but we will soon provide an english translation.

Enjoy reading and remember stay busy!
Cox & Grusenmeyer

P.S.: “Houd uw telefoon krampachtig in de hand en vraag een collega of vriend om u gedurende de dag een aantal keer te bellen. Beantwoord deze gesprekken niet. U heeft er alle baat bij uw telefoon gewoon te laten rinkelen en zichtbaar geagiteerd door te lopen.”

10.12.2013

Dears,

Come and join us this sunday at the La Fille d’O boutique where we will be celebrating 10 years of LFDO, friendship and love. Sneak peek into one of our posters for their music box: You make the rockin’ world go round!

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

26.11.2013

Hi there,

Thanks again to the students of KABK in The Hague for the great day and inspiring workshop.

Say hi to S. Criptie from us!
Cox & Grusenmeyer

21.11.2013

Dears,

Agatha van der Aa, the speech therapist alter ego we designed for the poem Vier de Stameling by Rozalie Hirs is fully published as an Ampersand series on De Gids. Watch her here.

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

Dears,

a while ago Mister Motley invited us to curate an online contribution to their Salon series. Inspired by the theme of bureaucracy we designed a new exhibition where you can immerse yourself in the wonderful hassle of the museum. Don’t forget to stop by our shop, restaurant and toilet!

Greets,
C & G

14.08.2013

Dears,

Here’s a sneak peek into some sketches for a poster series we are currently designing for La Fille d’O. This Belgian lingerie label invited several designers to make a poster contribution on the occasion of their 10th anniversary. More soon!

Sincerely,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

29.07.2013

Dear readers,

What are you doing during these long warm summer days? We have been enjoying the good life in our self-made graphic utopia. Lots of lines, dots and lovely black and white. Wishing every day could be like this.

Warm greetings,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

P.S.: This postcard was originally made as a contribution to a summer special of De Gids.nl, where they asked several artists to make an interpretation on the idea: “Ansicht from Utopia”

08.07.2013

Dear visitor,

Recently the mail man delivered us the beautiful catalogue (designed by Manuela Dechamps) of the 24th International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont. We are happy to be part of it (next to Dexter Sinister, Karel Martens and many others) with our project Daily Report. “The purpose of this publication was to gather the process-related references and images that have guided each Festival project’s approach. This is a way of commenting on the projects, but primarily of reformulating the enquiries that inform them.”

Bonne journée!
Cox & Grusenmeyer

P.S.: Have a look at our white space series here

13.06.2013

Dear visitor,

a few months ago we stumbled upon the work of Saul Steinberg while doing research for our self-portrait. While eventually we took André Breton’s self-portrait as a starting point (and transformed that into a two-headed beast) we absolutely loved the (self-)portraits of Saul Steinberg. With a simple line he brings dead objects alive or he transforms his autograph in a portrait. Below we gathered some of our favourite drawings.

Have a good day,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

 

03.06.2013

Dear visitor,

Together with the amazing kids (age 6-7) of Academie Noord (a part-time school for art) we made this stop-motion video about the moon landing. The school organized this project and asked each class to construct an animation with only one restriction: it had to be about the sixties. We decided to show the story of the moon landing in true pop-art style.

One small step for man, one giant leap for a small man!
Cox & Grusenmeyer

de maanlanding from cox grusenmeyer on Vimeo.

18.04.2013

Dear comrads,

On the occasion of Bleed Festival we are exhibiting a small part of the Zichtboek project we did in collaboration with Rozalie Hirs in the Open Office of Avenue L. We re-enscenated the wall of Anna Sherman, the alter ego of the poem ‘A No’, an activist posting pamphlets and protest posters on her Facebook wall. In the gallery space you get a read into her poetic protest.
For now we wanted to show you some unpublished pamphlets of hers. An overview of the whole Zichtboek project will follow soon!

Cox! &! Grusenmeyer!

     
19.03.2013

Dear reader,

Recently we took part in the exhibition “Kunstenaars / Verzamelaars”, a collection of collections that took place at De Punt, Amsterdam. For this occasion we decided to showcase one month of our year-long project “Daily Report” in which we focused on the white spaces of the newspaper. From the biggest white rectangle to be found, to the aura of cut-out figures, here you can see an overview of the white-space cutouts.

P.S.: Thank you Anja Groten and Selby Gildemacher for inviting us!