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Laura Pappa is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam active mainly in the cultural field. She received her education from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Her clients include Kunstverein Toronto, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum of Estonian Architectureproject space ROZENSTRAAT, Biennale Matter of Art, and publisher Valiz, among others. Together with Elisabeth Klement she runs Asterisk Summer School, an annual graphic design summer programme based in Tallinn; in 2017 the two curated the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall. She is currently teaching graphic design at ArtEZ University of the Arts (BA) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA). For non-commissioned work, visit


Contact: info(at)laurapappa(dot)biz

Nieuwpoortkade 2a-117, 1055 RX Amsterdam

Website by Ranno Ait

New Material Award 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stichting DOEN, Fonds Kwadraat

Exhibition identity and publication design

Posters and publication printed by Raddraaier

Photos at the Dutch Design Week by GJ. van Rooij



The New Material Award challenges visual artists, designers and architects to use new materials and innovative techniques. In 2018, the resulting exhibition was presented during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and later at Hotel Droog in Amsterdam. Exhibition design was conceived by Ira Koers and Roelof Mulder. Graphic design for the exhibition aimed to highlight the principles behind the award, concentrating on the making process behind the materials and objects on show. The printed matter and exhibition guide were printed simultaneously, first offset-printing posters that displayed info about the works and then printing the publication content on top of the very same sheets.