Based on Bas Oudt – 2/3 – Book, Presentation & Show

Based on Bas Oudt (click image to >> through)

Seven graphic designers pay tribute to their former tutor. The design tutorials of Bas Oudt, who taught at the Rietveld Academy between 1990 and 1996, were for many of his students an extraordinary experience. His power of observation and unique vision in the field enabled him to easily pass on his fervor for ‘designing’.


Offset and screenprint combined. Detail at 100%.

‘Based on Bas Oudt’ is a publication and an exhibition celebrating the work of Bas Oudt. Seven of his ex-students have each composed 16 pages based on one or more of his works or sources of inspiration, as an ode to their ex-tutor.

Ceremony at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA), Bijzondere Collecties (a branch of the UVA university library), May 25, 2009. Here, Bas Oudt’s archive will be kept for future generations to look at and study.


Mr. Max Kisman making new friends at the travelling exhibition promoting the book.


Based on Bas Oudt show at the Gerrit Rietveld academie. Photo right courtesy Lowies van Zanen.


Promotion at Athenaeum Boekhandel, Spui, Amsterdam (photo courtesy Athenaeum).

Contributors: Jozee Brouwer, Ron Faas (Dietwee) , Harmen Liemburg, Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries (initiators), Katja van Stiphout, and Werkplaats Amsterdam.

Photographic essay: Uta Eisenreich
Interview Bas Oudt: Chris Reinewald
Book design: Claudi Kessels
Exhibition design: Lowies van Zanen (in collaboration with Raf Snippe)
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Buitenkant
Printer: Lenoir Schuring

Listen to VPRO De Avonden, July 1, 2009, a radioshow (in Dutch) about the Based on Bas Oudt project. With Bas Oudt, Jozee Brouwer, Claudi Kessels and Harmen Liemburg. Presented by Anton de Goede.

This project was generously supported by the the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, also known as Fonds BKVB.

See also Based on Bas Oudt – Background & Process
See also Based on Bas Oudt – Poster

May 19th, 2009
, Posted in Publications