A selection of graphic designer Baer Cornet’s calendars for Verfindustrie Jac Eyck (Jac Eyck Paint Industry), designed between 1978 and 2000, will be displayed in the Salon of the Coach House until 12 November. Baer Cornet’s designs are characterised by the use of primary colours and white and a restricted number of sans-serif typefaces such as Monotype Grotesque, Frutiger, Futura, and Gill.
In sixties Limburg, a small group of people coalesce around their enthusiasm for constructivist and functional design. This Limburg avant-garde consisted of Baer Cornet, the printers Cor and Jean Rosbeek, architect Herman Zeekaf, architects William Graatsma and Jan Slothouber, and Jo Eyck, the director of Paint Industry Jac Eyck.
In this artistic climate, Jean Rosbeek had one of the best printers in the Netherlands and beyond, and there is plenty of room for experiment at the print workshop. Slothouber and Graatsma publish their studies for the Centrum voor Cubische Constructies (Centre for Cubic Constructions). Jo Eyck also works with the printers on a series of calendars and for the catalogues for the exhibitions he organises at the paint factory. The Verfindustrie Jac Eyck calanders, which explore and experiment with typographic possibilities, are among Baer Cornet’s most interesting work.
The discreet presentation in the Salon of the Coach House – surrounded by Herman Zeekaf’s furniture – provides a fascinating insight into Jo Eyck’s artistic vision of graphic design and art.