Designer Luuk Janssens’ modernist approach sees him focus on form and function

Date
6 January 2017
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1 minute read

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.

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Luuk Janssens: SLA3GV15

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Luuk Janssens: Wasat

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Luuk Janssens: Powerama Directory

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Luuk Janssens: Powerama Directory

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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