Cox & Grusenmeyer

02.07.2014

Dears,

1 / 4 here we come!!!

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

30.06.2014

Dearest you,

just about a week ago came back from the city of Los Angeles where we gave a three day workshop at the Otis College of Art and Design. We had an absolutely great time with the students and the other visiting artists among who Adam Michaels from Project Projects, Donald Beekman and Liza Enebeis from Typeradio, Richard Niessen from Niessen en de Vries, Menno Cruijsen and Cecelia Martin from Lava and Felix Pfäffli from Feixen.
During our three day workshop entitled ‘Deadline: Tonight!’ students took on the role of editors and had to make three analogue transformations of existing printed publications. For example a gossip magazine was transformed into a movie script, a newspaper into a puzzle book and finally a fashion magazine into an an art book. While the students could only work by hand we filled the days with lots of deadlines – as we all know, working under pressure does evolve in great results!
On the last day we pulled all our efforts together to make a book out of the final works by the students. As expected – a day filled with deadlines but worth the pain! We want thank the scanning team, indesign team, printing team, binding team, exhibition team and presentation team for the great work!
A great thank you goes to Kali Nikitas and the Otis faculty who did a fabulous job during Design Week!

Peace from the west side,
C & G

P.S. For more pics go here.

   
26.06.2014

Dears,

0 – 1 – oh – yes!

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

17.06.2014

Dears,

Today 2 – 1 is our favorite figure combination. Go Belgium!

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

05.05.2014

Dear visitor,

On may 1st we drove all the way to Eindhoven to be a guest teacher at the Master programme Social Design at the Design Academy. We were impressed by the energetic atmosphere and inspiring surrounding. The work space was filled with prototypes and sketches in all kinds of materials and shapes. Can we go back to school please?

Take care,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

29.04.2014

Dear friends,

This morning we blew away the dust from our good old ‘double penn’… and created these very (hmm… maybe not so) resembling self portraits.

All the best,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

24.04.2014

Dearest reader,

in between commissions we always try to find the time to work on self initiated projects. We think it is important to formulate a personal vision – wether it be on image making, storytelling or other personal interests – that can influence our practice in interesting ways. Since last year we have been working on newspaper collages. Every day we cut up a newspaper and leave it to each other for a reply. This year we decided to start afresh with a new set of rules. Still cutting up newspapers, we now treat a different Belgian newspaper every month. Since a newspaper is made to fit as much content as possible we have decided to only use the residual spaces, the non-spaces, the out of focus, the in between. How do these influence the content?

Here you can see a few of our first results. We have been working on De Morgen and De Standaard for now. More coming up in a few months!

Warm greetings,
Ines & Lauren

P.S. Our personal cutting edge hero Henri Matisse is exhibiting his cut outs at the Tate in London, can’t wait to see!

Dears,

Join us tonight at Art Brussels and come watch this stand by Thorsten Brinkmann at Hopstreet Gallery!

Sincerely yours,
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