Designer Luuk Janssens’ modernist approach sees him focus on form and function
- Rebecca Fulleylove
- 6 January 2017
Luuk Janssens is a graphic designer based in Rotterdam whose projects have a modernist approach about them through their methodical, simple yet considered execution.
Last year he graduated with a masters from the Sint Lucas Academy in Ghent, Belgium, and it’s monochrome aplenty in Luuk’s portfolio, which mainly consists of small booklets and posters. The Powerama Directory is a book which visualises notions of power. “It functions both as a catalogue and dictionary,” says Luuk, and its fixed layout combined with chaotic, almost abstract visuals creates a nice contrast. Powerama is poster series that directly links to the directory by uncovering the “many ways in which power can be demonstrated”.
Other stand-out projects which showcase Luuk’s talents include SLA3GV15 – a yearbook publication showing all the students of the final bachelor year at Sint Lucas Antwerpen. “By stapling it on the far right edge, the booklet functions as a collection of centrefolds,” says the designer. In Wasat he creates pastel-hued sheet music for Com Truise’s song of the same name. “In this project the sounds are interpreted and visualised in a free way.” It’s these nuances and details that allude to how he might approach a project for a client, where his focus is on form and function rather than bells and whistles.
About the Author
Rebecca Fulleylove is a freelance writer and editor specialising in art, design and culture. She is also senior writer at Creative Review, having previously worked at Elephant, Google Arts & Culture, and It’s Nice That.