Typographic Night II — with Anya Danilova, Kexin Hao and Taya Reshetnik

Page Not Found is excited to welcome you to the second of our Typographic Nights, curated by Trang Ha and Paulina Trzeciak.

! Due to storm Eunice this event has been postponed to Saturday 19 February at 18:00 !

“Typographic Nights” are a space for graphic designers and the public to gather around understandings and misunderstandings of the graphic design process. Audience members are asked to bring texts which they would like to see transformed into visual works. These could be either small pieces of their own writing, borrowed fragments, or hand-picked inspirational quotes. The invited designers and typographers will materialise these texts into beautiful printed matter on the spot, demonstrating their skills and knowledge. Works will be printed the same night, ready to take home. Together we will reveal the curiosity, fun, improvisation and care that are part of graphic design, from choosing a typeface to applying analog materials, and much more!

This Typographic Night features live design performances by Anya Danilova, Kexin Hao, and Taya Reshetnik.

Trang Ha is a multidisciplinary designer/artist based in The Hague (NL). She uses the language of design to observe and address cultural complexities presented in modern society. Her frequent subjects are food, community, alternative knowledge, storytelling and ecology. In her practice, Trang underlines the importance of collaboration, an environment in which different thoughts can mingle and “contaminate” each other to achieve a more layered and inclusive outcome. Besides her personal works, Trang is also taking commissions in the field of creative coding and catering. She finished her BA Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) in 2020.

Paulina Trzeciak is a visual artist and designer with a wide range of artistic practices. Paulina is currently based in The Hague (NL), where she is finishing her BA Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK). Paulina’s practice is highly influenced by her academic background, as seen in her frequent incorporation of social theories and political perspectives. In the field of design, her main interests are conceptual design, digital culture and curation. Besides these interests, she is equally fascinated by the use of fictional elements in design. She believes in its power to explore possible futures by creating speculative and alternative scenarios, shaping the complexity of the social-political landscape.

Anya Danilova is a type designer originally from Moscow, Russia. After studying in MA Type and Media in The Hague, she stayed in the Netherlands and continues her practice, working with various type foundries like Grilli Type, Typotheque, Arrow Type, type.today. In her practice, she is equally interested in drawing shapes by hand, working with outlines on a computer, scripting to automise specific processes and writing about type and typography. 

Kexin Hao is a visual artist and designer born in Beijing and based in The Netherlands. Her practice is a marriage between graphic design and performance art, and between art and non-art spaces. Using a daring visual language, Kexin’s work is a constant swing between intimate close-up on personal stories and zoom-out to collective narratives; between a past of political heaviness and a flashy modernity rendered in humour and sarcasm. In her recent works, Kexin investigates in the themes of body, rituals, health, archive, and collective memory.

Taya Reshetnik is a NL-based graphic designer, researcher and visual storyteller. In her work she uses stories as creative tools to talk about the meaning of public space, place-making and human experience in urban environment. The visual part of her projects often materializes in a form of a digital collage of found and self-produced imagery. Collaging techniques are used to put multilayered narratives together. For conduction of her research, Taya borrows methods from journalism and microhistory, the analytic approach, where archival research is focused on an individual, small group or an object. 

Starts at 18:00. Entrance is free and on a walk-in basis, no reservation is required.

If you have written materials (quick notes, midnight ideas, observations, poems, lyrics, etc!) which you’d like to see designed and printed, please upload them to the submission form.

Please note: We kindly ask you to show a valid proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result at the entrance.