Kai Udema is a graphic designer and artist based in Amsterdam, NL. (1)As a commissioned graphic designer clients concern musea, artists, publishers, cultural institutions, and others. With a strong believe in form—and thus typography, his work takes place in printed matter, books, exhibitions, typefaces, and identities. Although working independently, he adheres high value to working in collaboration with other designers/makers/thinkers. (22) Apart from specialising in typography, he finds specific interest in publishing as a way of applying a holistic design approach, wherein context, form and text can be treated in a singular interdependent process. (333)Meditations On A Black Circle is the name of an ongoing overarching project that covers various visual experiments focussing on the construction and deconstruction of meaning surrounding visual form. The main question in this is how form can be interpreted and used as a language on its own, in a way that transcends ways of viewing introduced by the efficiency/functionality driven paradigm of western society. The aimless principle of meditation is taken as point of departure in this.
Contactwork@kaiudema.com+31 6 15528306 StudioWillem Beukelsstraat 421097 CT Amsterdam
Collaborators & clientsAgata Jaworska, ArtEZ Arnhem, ArtPartner, Casa, Design Academy Eindhoven, Extrapool, Hans Gremmen, Stedelijk Museum Breda, Studio Jeremy Jansen, Team Thursday, Ontwerp Platform Arnhem, Patronaat Haarlem, ZeroDotZero FeaturedIt's Nice That, 2019: www.itsnicethat.com/articles/kai-udema-nova-graphic-design-201119OPA, 2018: www.o-p-a.nl/nl/artikelen/kai-udema-abstracte-vorm-en-conceptuele-gelaagdheid