Atelier Brenda is a graphic design studio, but no one is quite sure who Brenda actually is. Joining us from Belgium at Nicer Tuesdays in June, the studio’s real-life designers, Nana Esi and Sophie Keij, dispelled many of the myths of the studio through a frequently asked questions type talk which revealed who Brenda actually is.
Turns out, she’s made up. Acting as an embodiment of the studio’s work, Brenda is actually named after Brenda of 90210 and represents Sophie and Nana’s collaboration, but also their collaboration with other designers too, notably Amelie Bakker who the duo work with on the Beursschouwberg, a venue who is the studio’s main client.
Answering questions on everything from whether Atelier Brenda believes in chance and experimentation to the detailed typographic choices the pair make, Nana and Sophie’s talk shows the personality of a very unique design practice.
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