Richard Niessen / Niessen & DeVries

Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Before forming Niessen & DeVries with Esther DeVries in 2005, Richard Niessen described his work as “typographic masonry”—an apt representation of his richly layered, almost architectural approach. In their projects as a duo, they continue to explore “the tension between structure and going overboard” for clients including the Stedelijk Museum, the Dutch post office, and French railways SNCF.

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