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THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
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THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour
THE PALACE ON TOURthe palace on tour

Excerpt IV

Contribution to literary magazine De Gids
22 June 2024

UvA students visiting The Palace of Typographic Masonry

Class for Re-reading the Graphic Design Archive
23 April 2024

Audiotour on Sliding Drawer Tool Box

Streaming on Soundcloud
20 April 2024

Building Sets Storage drawer on display

Official opening Baggerbeest
1 March 2024

Publication 'An Alphabet of Cases'

To interest institutions at home and abroad
29 February 2024

Labyrinth of Scripts in MacGuffin Magazine

Issue number 13 on The Letter
15 December 2023

Sliding Drawer Tool Box

On display at Kunstverein's Salon Hang
9 December 2023

New address

Baggerbeest, Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
1 October 2023

Summer Palace

Exhibition at Ravisius Textor, Nevers (FR)
16 September 2023

Summer School

Workshop at Ravisius Textor, Nevers (FR)
10 July 2023

Finisage of the exhibition in the Grote Kerk Breda

Wrapping up An Alphabet of Cases
18 June 2023

Posters 'An Alphabet of Cases' and 'The Bonus Room' selected

Exhinition in Le Signe, Chaumont (FR)
22 May 2023

Sliding Drawer Tool Box

Part of exhibition ‘Modern’ in Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
18 May 2023

Highlighted in several newspapers, blogs and on radio

The imaginary Palace discussed in various media
8 May 2023

The Palace of Typographic Masonry in the Grote Kerk Breda

Exhibition at the Grote Kerk Breda
22 April 2023

Opening The Palace of Typographic Masonry at the Grote Kerk Breda

With Floris Alkemade, Dennis Elbers, Marike de Nobel, Marieke Wiegel and Richard Niessen
21 April 2023

Salle de Jeux

Exhibition at Ravisius Textor, Nevers (FR)
4 March 2023

Graphic Matters Kick Off

Lecture in Grote Kerk Breda
26 January 2023

Undeciphered Characters in The Palace of Typographic Masonry

Publication with 5 contributions
20 December 2022

Work done in the Department of Ornament

Publication with 3 additions
20 September 2022

Stampa!

The Typotectural Suites in W139
7 July 2022

Excerpts from ‘Facing the Palace floor plans’

Publication send to mailing list
5 November 2021

The Veranda of Floating Threads

Exhibition at The Representative Office, Amsterdam
4 September 2021

Palace posters in Chaumont's selection

Exhibition in Le Signe, Chaumont (FR)
21 May 2021

Opening An Alphabet of Cases

Lectures at Eyes on The Netherlands, Turin (IT)
16 May 2021

An Alphabet of Cases

Exhibition in Toolbox Coworking, Turin (IT)
16 May 2021

The Bonus Room in Nautilus Expobar

First drawer exhibited
24 February 2021

The Bonus Room

Outdoor exhibition in Amsterdam
24 February 2021

Memory Palace of graphic design

Lecture at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
7 December 2020

Test Press Sofia

Exhibition in Goethe Institute Sofia (BG)
14 November 2020

At the floorplan of the Palace

Publication send to mailing list
28 September 2020

The Unfolding Arch of Forging Fantasy

Published in Exploratorium for 21st Century
22 July 2020

Richard Niessen about The Palace of Typographic Masonry

Lecture at Zefir7, Stroom, Den Haag
18 February 2020

The Written Keystones

Published in Graphisme en France
2 February 2020

Test Press

Exhibition and lectures Enter Enter, Amsterdam
16 January 2020

Newsletter Stimuleringsfonds

Special Design
11 December 2019

Opening The Typotectural Suites

Exhibition at Alphabetum, West, Den Haag
29 November 2019

The key role of graphic design

Lecture at Integrated, Antwerp (BE)
6 November 2019

Screen printing technology and the workplace

Lectures at Zaal Nautilus, Amsterdam
25 October 2019

Opening The Modest Master's Mesmerizing Screen Print Shop

Exhibition at Nautilus Expobar, Amsterdam
25 October 2019

Symbolic language in Freemasonry

Lectures at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
4 October 2019

Opening Tracing Board Treasury

Exhibition at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
4 October 2019

Best Verzorgde Boeken

Exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
25 September 2019

The formative quality of graphic design

Lecture at De Monsterkamer, Amsterdam
20 June 2019

Dutch Design Awards Nominee

Exhibition at Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
1 June 2019

Four palace posters in Chaumont

28th International Poster Competition
23 May 2019

Letters to the Minister

Wild posted in Chaumont (F)
29 May 2019

Reading the Letters to the Minister

Presentation at Common Inn, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
18 April 2019

Universal Languages

Lecture at Zaal Nautilus, Amsterdam
12 April 2019

The Annex of Universal Languages

Exhibition at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
12 April 2019

Hallway of Reflections

Exhibition at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
29 March 2019

An introduction to the Palace

Lecture at Letterspace, Amsterdam
13 February 2019

Le palais de la maçonnerie typographique

Exhibition at Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau (FR)
16 January 2019

La loge maçonnique

Lecture at at the Médiathèque A. Labarrère in Pau.
15 January 2019

The Palace of Typographic Masonry Bulletin Board

Exhibition at Le Signe, Chaumont (FR)
22 November 2018

Museums & Palaces

Lecture at Printroom, Rotterdam
14 December 2018

Workshop Von Wersin's Kitchen

With MKC Zeeburgereiland
19 November 2018

Team Thursday on ornament

Lecture at Zaal Nautilus, Amsterdam
16 November 2018

Opening Von Wersin’s Kitchen

Exhibition at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
16 November 2018

Mzin

Lecture at Main in Leipzig (D)
25 October 2018

Launch of the Palace book

Presentation at San Seriffe, Amsterdam
18 September 2018

The Chamber of Transformation at Weltformat

Exhibition in Luzern (CH)
18 September 2018

The Palace of Typographic Masonry - a guided tour

348 Pages read as a tour through the imaginary building
10 September 2018

Missing Notes

Guided tour at Nautilus Expobar, Amsterdam
30 June 2018

The Chamber of Transformation

Exhibition & performance at Nautilus Expobar, Amsterdam
22 June 2018

Six Palace Posters

Exhibition at San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose (USA)
19 February 2018

An evening in The Labyrinth of Scripts

Lectures by Uzume Wijnsma and Huda Abi Farès
17 November 2017

The Exchange Room

Lecture and presentation at Aga Lab, Amsterdam
10 November 2017

Workshop The Labyrinth of Scripts

With MKC Zeeburgereiland
10 November 2017

Opening The Labyrinth of Scripts

Exhibition at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
3 November 2017

Dutch Design Awards 2017

Exhibition at Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
21 October 2017

Dutch Design Daily Live

Lecture in Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
9 October 2017

Typojanchi Talk

Lecture at Naver Connect Hall, Seoul (KR)
15 September 2017

Palatial Examples at Typojanchi

Exhibition at Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul (KR)
15 September 2017

Palace posters win in Chaumont

Third prize in International Poster Competition
18 May 2017

The Asemic Cabinet

Exhibition Radicale Sociale Animale Talen at Cobra Museum Amstelveen
24 May 2017

The Masonic Lobby

Exhibition at Nautilus Expobar, Amsterdam
14 April 2017

Play as protest

Lectures at Expobar Nautilus, Amsterdam
31 March 2017

The Theatre of Lead Characters

Workshop at Merz Academie, Stuttgart (D)
9 December 2016

Brno Biennial, Brno (CZ)

The Palace part of the 'International Exhibition’
16 June 2016

The Atrium of the Inhabitable Serif

Workshop at MICA, Baltimore (USA)
20 April 2016

Steinmetz Lecture

Lecture at MICA, Baltimore (USA)
19 April 2016

Richard Niessen Meets Euclid

Lecture at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (USA)
13 April 2016

Building blocks on the streets of New York

Palace poster representing the exhibition 'Beauty'
12 April 2016

Von Wersin’s Kitchen

Two day workshop and lecture at LSU in Baton Rouge (USA)
17 March 2016

Six Palace posters on view

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, New York (USA)
12 February 2016

Rulers of Beauty

Poster design Cooper Hewitt museum, New York (USA)
20 January 2016

The Labyrinth of Scripts

Project at the KABK in The Hague
23 December 2015

The Masonic Lobby

Lecture at TypeAmsterdam
29 October 2015

The Gallery of Nostalgia & Modernity

The AGI-NL day @WDCD, De Balie, Amsterdam
21 May 2015

The Polarised Parlour

Presentation at The Debate, Wim Crouwel & Jan van Toorn at the Bijzondere Collecties
23 April 2015

The Gate of Cyphers & Codes in Lebanon

Workshop at the Lebanese American University, Byblos (LB)
18 March 2015

Pavilions of Honour at ECV in Bordeaux

A workshop dedicated to architectural tributes
16 February 2015

First building bricks

Poster defining the principles of the building
6 October 2014

Seven Rulers Tracing Board

Presentation at the Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam
7 December 2013
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Welcome to the
Palace Of Typographic Masonry
An (imaginary) institute for the splendour and variety of graphic languages
Door de lenzen, Illias (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) by Anthon Beeke
Take a look in the
SHOP
Posters, books, foldouts, special objects made in edition, etc.
Night-work Hahahaha
Take a tour through the
Floorplan
An overview of the nine departments of the Palace
Incomprehensibly Coded Admission Tickets
Get introduced to Typographic Masonry in
THE MASONIC LOBBY
At the Palace's entrance
Door de lenzen, banknotes by Ootje Oxenaar
Publication by Esther de Vries
Facing the Palace floorplan
The Redemptive Qualities Of Ornament
The Typotectural Suites
T
Source collection Repository of Porous Identities
Space Atlas
Stiktype
Source collection Polarised Parlour
Door de lenzen, Cover Cover by Irma Boom
Source collection Passage of Entanglement
Kees Maas
K
Poster by Richard Niessen
Waltzing grids workbench
Waltzing Grids
8. Graphic designer as producer: taking charge of content and function
Educational chest of The Asemic Cabinet
Undeciphered Type Ball
Forgetting that work is work
The Typotectural Suites
Excerpt III: Art education and the fault line in society
Source Collection Building Sets Storage
Victoria and Alferd Museum
Chamber of Transformation (poster)
Excerpt II: Associations and colleagues.
Separation, fusion, inversion, fragmentation
Sliding Drawer Tool Box
Excerpt I: Institutes erected and dismantled
Educational chest of The Masonic Lobby
Kees Maas Zeef Baas
Synthetic Synergy (A dialogue on the Design of an Automated Pavilion)
The Bonus Room: It's a sign
The Modest Master’s Mesmerising Screen Print Shop
Linda van Deursen
L
Source collection Hallway of the Subjective Narrative
The Gallery of Modernity & Nostalgia (poster)
Source Collection Von Wersin's Kitchen
Ornamental portal
Envelope with updated collection
Studiolo of Plans (poster)
Source Collection The Written Keystones
Letters to the Minister
Source collection The Exchange Room
Source collection The Unfolding Arch of Forging Fantasy
Two QUATRAINS from QUARANTINE (storyboard)
ED FELLA
4. Another Letter in the Wall
3. M for Living In
Source Collection of Inextricable Books
2. A is for Analogy
Hallway of the Subjective Narrative (posters)
Source collection Test Press
Test press (catalogue)
Source collection The Typotectural Suites
1. In Search for Lost Figuration
Source Collection Palatial Examples
Palatial Examples (poster)
Building Sets Storage (poster)
Hansje van Halem & Mienke Simon Thomas in conversation
Magnet blocks
Building Sets Storage
Source collection The Cosmographic Chambers
The Cosmographic Chambers
Secret Creatures of the Temple
The Bonus Room: In my Room
Tracing Board Treasury (poster)
Source collection The Bonus Room
The Bonus Room: I made it
Source collection Annex of Universal Languages
The Asemic Cabinet (poster)
Source collection The Asemic Cabinet
The Masonic Lobby (poster)
The Veranda of Floating Threads
Partial map The Evolution of Emoji into a Language
Overview map The Annex of Universal Languages
Undeciphered characters
Partial map Lingua Ignota
Introduction The Annex of Universal Languages by Richard Niessen
I
Source collection The Modest Master's Mesmerizing Screen Print Shop
Grote Kerk Breda
NIKLAUS TROXLER
Source collection of The Playground of the In-between
Set of Cards of the House of Babel
HENDRIK WIJDEVELD
Board Game Cut-ups
Impression of the Tracing Board Treasury
Tifinagh alphabet: an ancient survivor in a modern multi-script environment
Conversations of Julius Vermeulen, Els Kuijpers, Richard Niessen
Chamber of Transformation (card deck)
Source collection Game Board Corridor
Automated Pavilion
Source collection The Veranda of Floating Threads
6. The Social Role of the Graphic Designer
1. The Arts and Crafts of To-day: a moral framework for art and society
Educational chest of Von Wersin’s Kitchen
Von Wersin's Kitchen (poster)
Kente
K
10. Partager le Regard: an antidote for division and fragmentation
9. Research and Destroy: generating your own meaning from your own resources
7. There is such a thing as society: shadow over graphic design’s role in society
5. First Things First: the all-powerful lure of advertising
4. Design as Art: restoring contact between art and the public
3. Composition of Time and Place: the indestructible world of the craftsman
2. Bauhaus: giving shape to the spirit of the new times
The Unfolding Arch of Forging Fantasy
T
Source collection The Chamber of Transformation
Source Collection Tracing Board Treasury
The Masonic Lobby by Dirk van Weelden
26 Seemingly Undecrypted Flags
Jingles
J
Test press (video)
Test press (poster)
Source collection The Pavilions of Honour
Subtitle pavilion
Source collection Studiolo of Plans
Night-work Hahahaha plates
Two QUATRAINS from QUARANTINE (lightbox)
Missing notes
Board Game Cut-ups – Hexagons
Hexagons / Parmagedon
Board Game Cut-ups – Parmagedon
Source collection The Gridded Section
Source collection Labyrinth of Scripts
Kees Maas Zeef Baas (video)
Missing objects in the John Soane museum
Iceberg story
Table cloth
Introduction to the Tracing Board Treasury
I
Invitation to the Tracing Board Treasury
Coding Kente
Wolfgang von Wersin
W
Educational chest of the Tracing Board Treasury
Labyrinth of Scripts
L
The Labyrinth of Scripts (poster)
Messages from afar
M
Asemic Aquatic Marks
Mysterious Signs Laboratory
Educational chest of The Labyrinth of Scripts
Source Collection The Gallery of Modernity & Nostalgia