Monument Issue #2 | Keupr/van Bentm

Monument Issue #2 | Keupr/van Bentm (2020). Photography: Anouk Beckers.

15 EUR

Monument is a fanzine dedicated to the 'Dutch Wave', a group of Dutch fashion designers who created international fame around the turn of the century. Each number is dedicated to one designer or design duo. This second issue focuses on the work of the duo Keupr/van Bentm (Michiel Keuper and Francisco van Benthum). Between 1997 and 2001, they challenged the fashion industry with their surprising and colorful statement collections.

In Monument, a project by stylist and fashion researcher Mary-Lou Berkulin and graphic designer Karen van der Kraats, images and texts from various archives are combined with new interviews and photography. Each issue has its own unique design and editorial approach, completely in keeping with the designer to whom the issue is dedicated. Central to this paper monument for Keupr/van Bentm is the work that they made between 1997 and 2001. A conversation between Mary-Lou Berkulin and Keupr/van Bentm has been supplemented with quotes and texts from articles from the archive and a new long-read, written by fashion researcher Laura Gardner. The items from the archive have been photographed by Roos Quakernaat.

Type: softcover\ Dimensions: 170 mm x 240 mm portrait\ Pages: 160\ Editor: Mary-Lou Berkulin\ Art direction: Karen van de Kraats\ Photography: Roos Quakernaat\ Contributor: Laura Gardner\ Graphic design: Karen van de Kraats\ Release date: January 2020\ Binding: glued\ Color: full colour\ Printer: Wilco Art Books\ Language: English\ Text editor: Melanie Bomans\ Editorial advisors: Hanka van der Voet and Femke de Vries (Warehouse)\ Made possible by: Creative Industries Fund NL and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Photography: Anouk Beckers