Cox & Grusenmeyer

08.08.2014

Dears,

Sincerely yours,
Cox & Grusenmeyer

Dears,

Tonight opening of Grégory Decock’s expo at Le Cabanon! (Vosselare Put, Kleine Pontstraat 5, 9800 Deinze) — Invitation by yours truly.

Cox & Grusenmeyer

06.08.2014

Dear sweethearts,

We made a postcard as a contribution for a printed edition of the online literary magazine De Gids.nl — that came with de Groene Amsterdammer last week. De Gids asked us our opinion on how sex can be seen as a skill. This resulted in an abstract lesson about how learning to make love is somehow similar to learning a language. With ‘oeeee’s, ‘aaah’s and ‘mmm’s we composed a series of mouth, tongue and throat excercices.

Next week exams!
Cox & Grusenmeyer

05.08.2014

Hi there,

About a month ago the opening of the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno took place. Unfortunately we couldn’t be there. Now we’re seeing the pictures and we definitely missed out on something. Also: Werkplaats Typografie (one of our former schools) had an Honorary Mention of the International Jury. We’re proud to see our things exhibited next to the work of classmates Anna Haas, Corina Neuenschwander and Goda Budvytytė.

So, better late then never: thanks BRNO!

Sincerely yours,
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