Entry #300: Meet The Maestro


We were asked by the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the
Kunstgebouw (Delft?) to design an identity for their soon starting annual
educational project called ‘Meet the Maestro’. During MTM, each year —
starting next year— a super talented and obstinate film director will be the
focus of attention. This year, as you can see, it’s Michael Haneke, of whom
I’ve seen quite some films and can highly recommend the films ‘Funny Games’
and (especially) ‘Le temps du loup’, which is a stunning apocalyptic forecast-
type movie that shows people aren’t really different from other animals. It’s
merely a matter of circumstances.

Anyway, we came up with this universal Maestro-ic ‘M’ that wears a bow-tie
as if he’s a sort of chef or a maître or a conductor of some sort. Influenced by
some of our heroes that we don’t mention too often, like Paul Rand or Saul
Bass, we thought it nice to create a sort of suspensy look to the whole thing.

We were facing seemingly un-do-able deadlines, but in cooperation with some
of our own most talented friends we pulled it off. We managed to come up with
a whole identity, an eleven second trailer (animated by the one and only Cosh
of Cosh Studios / Sound Design by Lucas van der Velden and Gideon Kiers
of Telcosystems) and a website (built by Frank ‘Das ist ein Hund’ Hartman).
Hats off to all of you and the good people at the IFFR and the Kunstgebouw.

Check out all the good stuff right here.


  1. Gyz La Riviere
    Posted December 19, 2005 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    And ofcourse many thanks to 75B!

  2. heddie
    Posted December 19, 2005 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    zietterruit als een instant KLASSIEKER…..

  3. men with the golden arm
    Posted December 19, 2005 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    respect boois, klervooiant indeed. Nice.

  4. tmn
    Posted December 19, 2005 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    toffe klus man. ziet er goed uit!!

  5. Posted December 20, 2005 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Als ik vroeger een meisje tekende, tekende ik gewoon een jongentje maar dan met een strik in z’n haar.

  6. bart
    Posted December 20, 2005 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Ik wist het! Ik zag hem net liggen. Tof ding.

  7. hans
    Posted December 20, 2005 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    betere flyer overbuurman!

  8. Posted December 22, 2005 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Ik citeer uit mijn gmail

    In the year 2006 you’ll meet Michael Haneke
    In the year 2006 you will meet Michael Haneke
    In the year 2006 you’re going to meet Michael Haneke
    In the year 2006 you’re gonna meet Michael Haneke
    in 2006 you go meet michael haneke
    This year, meet Michael Haneke
    2006 Mmmmmmmmmmichael Haneke
    In the year 2006 you’ll probably meet michael haneke
    Meet Michael Haneke in the year 2006
    In the year 2006, meet Michael Haneke


  9. Posted January 2, 2006 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    die poster is maestro!