THE NO-THING, AN ALL-PURPOSE, WEARABLE PROTEST BLANKET
Designed by the Dutch design collective Experimental Jetset, and made here in the USA, Issue 32 is called THE NO-THING. It's an all-purpose, wearable protest blanket, which says NO or ON depending on how you want to spin your current emotional or political state of being.
If things get messy, it cleans up easily in the washing machine because it is 100% cotton. If things get chilly, it can also be used as a couch-based, TV viewing blanket. If the mood of 'NO' just doesn't feel right, flip it over to the 'ON' side and get things going!
- EXPERIMENTAL JETSET
Experimental Jetset is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutes, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Dutch Post Group and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Their work has been featured in group exhibitions such as 'Graphic Design: Now in Production' (Walker Art Center, 2011) and 'Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language' (MoMA, 2012). Solo exhibitions include 'Kelly 1:1' (Casco Projects, 2002) and 'Two or Three Things I Know About Provo' (W139, 2011 / Moravian Gallery, 2012).
In 2007, a large selection of printed matter by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Other institutes that have collected work by Experimental Jetset include Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich), Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), and Cooper Hewitt (New York).
In 2015, Roma Publications (Amsterdam) released a monograph titled 'Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset', featuring essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, Ian Svenonius and Jon Sueda.
Between 2000 and 2013, Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. They are currently teaching at the Werkplaats Typografie and Artez (Arnhem).
More information on Experimental Jetset can be found here.