POSTERS

Every year, Marenthe creates a poster to showcase her studio's diversity and share her unique sense of humour. Many of these posters quickly became collectors' items and award winners. 
 

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Poster Villa Basta by Marenthe | photography Geertjan Cornelissen.jpg

Poster Theatre in the Living Room (made in collaboration with Koen Geurts and Geertjan Cornelissen (photography)

Marenthe collaborated with a dancer and photographer Geertjan Cornelissen (Verse Beeldwaren) to create 20 posters to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world renowed Netherlands Dance Theatre. The posters were exhibited in a public space in The Hague and formed a commemorative book | client: Netherlands Dance Theatre

Shortlisted Dutch Design Awards

It's not just the metals that are precious... Marenthe has relished the process of collaborating with Silversmith Chris van Grinsven. Design, concept and text grew simultaneously, each influencing the other. Marenthe and Chris live the poster's message and invite you to too | self-iniated project

Blaffer in street slang means gun. It also translates as 'a person that barks'. Schoon is beautiful. A gutsy self-initiated award winning project that demonstrates Marenthe's ability to work confidently with fonts | client: Schoon of Schijn
 

• Published in Area 2 (Phaidon Press 2008)

• Shortlisted Type Directors Club Tokyo

• International poster exhibition Shanghai

• Included in the collection of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Festival Cement is a major platform for the youngest generation of talented Dutch and Flemish theatre makers, choreographers and writers. Created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts | client: Festival Cement

Poster, created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts

Poster, created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts

Poster, created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts

Rick Poynor in Kwintessens:

'In a poster for Villa Basta, Marenthe Otten scatters casually drawn decorative lettering across a photograph of an elderly woman wearing the traditional clothes of a peasant. The crudely formed letters carry associations of folk art, while also recalling the doodled letterforms found in contemporary work by designers such as Ed Fella in the US and M/M in France. The graphic and photographic layers clash awkwardly, yet the poster still knits together as an image.’

Rick Poynor is a British writer on design, graphic design, typography and visual culture. He began as a general visual arts journalist, working on Blueprint magazine in London. After founding Eye magazine, which he edited from 1990 to 1997, he focused increasingly on visual communication. He is writer-at-large and columnist of Eye, and a contributing editor and columnist of Print (magazine).

client: Netherlands Dance Theatre

Wherever you are in the world... Let Marenthe take your hand and lovingly lead you into her wonderful world of intrigue, graphic and illustrative design | self-iniated project (made in collaboration with silversmith Chris van Grinsven) 

Poster Victorian Circus in collaboration with Koen Geurts, photography: Geertjan Cornelissen | client: De Brakke Grond

A seriously ridiculous message conveyed in a seriously amusing way. Every Christmas, Studio 't Brandt Weer (1999-2009) created posters to showcase the studio's diversity and share their unique sense of humour.

Created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts

Poster, created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts

Poster, created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts

Shortlisted Dutch Design Awards

Poster, created during Marenthe's time with Studio 't Brandt Weer in collaboration with Koen Geurts