Kuan-Ting Chen, graduated from Graphic Design Arnhem, ArtEZ the University of the Arts. From Tainan, Taiwan, a country. Currently based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Focusing on books, types, researching, and cultural topics.

Welcome for any commissions or collaborations, send me an email or dm via Instagram.

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︎ Events

  • Residency program <Some fire to melt these icy icy new beginnings> | 22-28 Jan. | @Extrapool, Nijmegen 

  • Leave to be SEEN, typographical workshop | 16 Dec., 2023 | ︎︎︎Lorem ipsum | @Midwest, Amsterdam

  • 12F Originality exhibited in Sectie-C Dutch Design Week 2023, with ︎︎︎1m2 Collective

  • Chop-Chop Workshop_Rush Print #003 | 30 Sept., | @ENTER ENTER, Amtel

  • Just Enschede Salon 2023 | 29 Sept., 2023 | @Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

  • It’s Not Rock(et) Science — An typographical workshop | 02 Sept., 2023 | @Limestone Books, Grote Gracht 63, Maastricht

  • The Best Dutch Book Designs 2021 presented by GRID Graphic Museum | 08 Jun - 02 Jul, 2023 | @Hooghouse, Spilsluizen 17, 9712 NR Groningen

  • ‘to COLLLECT & COMPILE’, Conversation with Michiel Teeuw, 10 Jun, 2023 | @Hooghouse, Spilsluizen 17, 9712 NR Groningen

  • TPADD Assoc. 2022 Conference ft. Mutual Friends—「未來筆記」 | 19 Nov, 2022 | ︎︎︎Link

  • The Best Dutch Book Design Exhibition @Stedelijk Museum | 08 Oct-06 Nov | 2022 /︎︎︎Link

  • Zefir7 - BNO evening @Stroom Den Haag | October 18, 2022 | ︎︎︎link

  • Just Enschede Salon, ‘How to Build Your OWN Tables in the Book Industry’ at the opening of the exhibition The Best Dutch Book Designs @Stedelijk Museum | 2022 | ︎︎︎Img

  • TPADD Assoc. 2021 Conference ft. Mutual Friends—Metaverse, Co-Speaker | 2021

  • Saturday Type Fever See and seek workshop | 2020

  • five-thirty Type Talk @Letterspace, Amsterdam | 2019


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2021

Design/Concept: K.Chen
Cover Illustration: ︎︎︎ Can
Typeface: Capitolina Regular
Paper: Recystar 80g, Elementa 60g, Fastprint Grijs 80g
Print: ArtEZ CannonDownstairs
Bind: K.Chen /Japanese Bind, Glue Bind
Size: 155*267*16 /mm
Image Credit: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Special thanks
Jeremy Jansen
Candela Lejarraga
Evaline Losse
Sjoerd van Ree

All Images were collected from ︎︎︎ Rijks Studio



Discussing the relationship between humans and objects, specifically chairs and the story of them. To do this, images were used from the archives of the Rijksstudio. The book is divided into three chapters: sketches of the chair, photograph documentations of the chair, and images of how people engage with chairs. Each one of these chapters represents a different stage in the life of a chair, from preproduction to user behaviors and interactions.
  To explore the connection between the form of chairs and books, the shape of a half-opened book (in a sort of L shape) can be seen as the back and the seat of a chair. Then of course the special Japanese-bound second chapter serves as a nice, fluffy cushion.

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