Sven Beirnaert studied typography & design at the Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. He has been working as an independent graphic designer since 2002. He designed posters and publications for the cultural sector, as well as magazines.
Since 2008 he has been focussing on books.
Sven designs both the inside and outside of the books, and has worked with national and international publishing houses like Lannoo, Ludion, SPA, Kannibaal, Luster,
Hatje Kantz, Aperture, Public Space, Schirmer/Mosel
and Prestel. And for museums including FoMu (Antwerp),
MuZee (Oostende), STAM (Gent), Cc M / De Garage, (Mechelen) and BoZar (Brussels).
He was shortlisted for ‘Best Flemish Designed Books 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, and the DAM Architectural Book Award 2014 (Filip Dujardin, Fictions), and won the awards for the architecture book ‘Antwerp Central’, the photo book ‘Archetypes’. This year (2016) he won 2 x the awards for
'Best Dutch and Flemish Books 2015'. With 'Stan Douglas,
the Secret Agent' and 'Polo Architects'. [JDR]
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