Joost Grootens (NL)
Studio Joost Grootens
Joost Grootens is a graphic designer, researcher and educator. His studio SJG designs books, maps, typefaces, spatial installations and digital information environments for publishers like Lars Müller Publishers, nai010 publishers, Park Books, Phaidon press; educational and research instituties like ETH Zürich, Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, KADK Copenhagen, TU Delft; and museums such as Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Van
Abbemuseum Eindhoven. A monograph about SJG’s work titled ‘I swear I use no art at all’ was published by 010 Publishers in 2010. Joost Grootens leads the masters programme Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, and is a mapping tutor at KADK Copenhagen and Professor Information Architecture at ISIA Urbino. Since 2015 Joost Grootens is PhD candidate at Leiden University. His research addresses the transformation of the fields and practices of graphic design and map design resulting from technological changes in tools to record, create, edit, produce and distribute visual information.