Henk was honored to serve as juror alongside chairperson Jessica Helfand, and designers Daphne Geismar and Lucinda Hitchock for the AIGA + Design Observer's 50 Books | 50 Covers Competition. From over 700 submissions, they selected the best current work in book and cover designs published in 2018. Checkout Design Observer's piece about on this year's results including the complete list of cover and book selections. You can learn more about the annual competition and evolution of book and cover design in this digital age from an interview with Jessica Helfand, Design Observer co-founder and jury chairman, at The Monocle Weekly.
In collaboration with Tamar Many of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art; Henk has been developing a platform to facilitate global change by uniting students of different cultural backgrounds and disciplines in short intensive sprints. One of the apps developed in their sprint last January was recognized by TimeOut Isreal as part Isreal's National Cleanup Day on April 2nd.
We are excited to announce that Home—So Different, So Appealing, received several awards and honors at the "20th International Latino Book Awards," this September in Los Angeles. The ceremony was a celebration of greatness in books, by and for Latinos through 93 different categories. HvAD was a finalist in 5 out of 8 design categories and is honored to be awarded those listed below: Best Cover Design: First Place Best Cover Photo: First Place Best Latino Focused Book Design: Second Place Best Interior Design: Second Place Best Use of Photos Inside the Book: Honorable Mention
From June 1-15, Henk was invited to be a guest lecturer at 4 VO/ART offices In China: Beijing, Qingdao, Chengdu, and Shenzhen. VO/ART is an organization which prepares art students for study abroad both at under- and graduate levels. Lectures and workshops on “Verbal-Visual Synergy” were given at the local VO/ART studios but also at an International School in Qingdao and the A4 Art Museum in Chengdu.
Workshop for University of the Arts, Philadelphia from March 15th–18th, 2018. The students designed a series of posters that were put on display at the conclusion of the workshop. To commemorate our time together, they also performed a surprise “Goodbye” rap, directed by faculty member Chris Myers.
Workshop for Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, in collaboration with Catherine Yeckel from the School Public Health and Jullian Bittener from the School of Art at Yale. The workshop accompanied an exhibition of poster projects, created by Yale students from the School of Public Health and the School of Art.
Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, cofounders of FotoFest Inc., Houston, are being interviewed about their latest book “View From The Inside” [designed by HvAD] in Amsterdam. For the second half of the evening, the artist Sadik Alfraji joined the conversation. The event was organized by Schilt Publishing.
Henk was invited by two of his former art students who run an organization called: 14 x 48 (the size of a billboard in feet). The concept behind their initiative was to use empty billboard space for positive messages designed by artists and designers. Henk's billboard encouraged people to pay respect to the diversity of cultures we share.