The 11th edition of our Graphius Magazine has rolled off the presses. With suitable pride, we can now reveal a sneak peak of what’s been going on.
Our editorial team has had the privilege of picking the brains of some cultural heavyweights. Manfred Sellink, the newly-appointed director of Ghent’s Museum for Fine Arts, tells us about the great demands of creating an exhibition catalogue. Bernard Steyaert, CEO of Mercatorfonds, spoke to us about their latest publication on the whirlwind choreography of Drumming by the iconic Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Carmen Willems, director of Antwerp’s Royal Museum for Fine Arts, is itching to once again throw open the doors of this temple of the arts after a whopping ten years of renovations.
Motivational speaker Bob Delbecque would no doubt be quick to point out the silver lining of the Antwerp museum’s closure. You’ll read more about his credo as he illuminates his new book Make A New Deal. Amsterdam-based graphic designer Barbara Duriau’s publication goes to show that necessity really is the mother of invention: over the past year, her Facebook page View from my window became a much-needed sanctuary for those left downcast by the global lockdown. Then Duriau had the idea to turn the photos and stories people shared on her page into real pages with the creation of a unique book.
Here at Graphius we’ve also given our creativity free reign, starting with the expansion of the buildings in Ghent. At our facility in Beersel we invested in a new machine for stamping out labels. And in May we sealed the deal on the acquisition of Drukkerij Lowyck, which will be a great boost for Etiglia Packaging.
Have we piqued your interest? Then take a look and browse through our magazine here.