Henry van de Velde (1863–1957) was a Flemish painter, architect, and interior designer.
From 1902 to 1917, van de Velde was based in Weimar but was engaged throughout Europe, and it was during his time in Weimar that he created some of his greatest works. The dynamic Erfurt-Weimar-Jena region is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Henry van de Velde’s birth in 2013 by highlighting his achievements and those of his associates. Visitors will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with all aspects of early modern art at a whole series of exhibitions and other events.
Commissioned by the Weimar tourist office, design studio Goldwiege conceived a brochure and a website for the Van de Velde year 2013. They employed two strong colors – dark purple and golden yellow – and a beautiful typeface. Novel was drawn by Christoph Dunst in 2008. In the following year it was amongst the TDC² winners – presumably not least for its adorable italics.