The Stone Twins

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The Stone Twins (Declan Stone, Garech Stone) in front of their installation ‘STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, THINK’, Van Baerlestraat/Willemsparkweg, Amsterdam. Photo: Marc Driessen 2018.[1]

The Stone Twins is a communication design agency based in Amsterdam. It was founded by twin brothers Declan and Garech Stone (born 8 November 1970, Dublin), graduates of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

The Stone Twins have a reputation for ideas-based, engaging and strategic design solutions.[2][3] Their body of work is quite eclectic, with no fixed visual style - as it equally embraces the palettes of graphic design, art-direction and copywriting.[4] In many ways, their work is characterised by a fusion of Irish wit and storytelling, with the austere Modernism that influences much of Dutch Design. The firm’s award-winning work includes a coveted Dutch Design Award[5], a Gold European Design Award[6] and nine D&AD Pencils[7][8]. Their work forms part of the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

The Stone Twins regularly write for trade magazines, including Communicatie (Wolters Kluwer) and Eye Magazine: the International Review of Graphic Design.[9] They are authors of the book Logo R.I.P. (A Commemoration of Dead Logos);[10][11][12][13] the updated 2nd edition was launched in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York in 2012.[14][15] They are keen educators, and were Head of the ‘Man and Communication’ department at Design Academy Eindhoven from 2008 until their resignation in 2013.[16]

Further reading

The Stone Twins, Logo R.I.P. (2012. BIS Publishers) ISBN 9789063692902

Poster x2 by The Stone Twins.
TA-2 poster series at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2014.


  1. ^ "Stone Twins ontwerpt outdoor-campagne voor Museum Quarter". MarketingTribune (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  2. ^ By. "Profile: The stone twins". Design Week. Retrieved 2018-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Addmagazine issue 8". Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "OFFSET2013". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  5. ^ "SoundCircus". Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Stamp – European Design". Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  7. ^ "Search | D&AD". Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  8. ^ "The Stone Twins > Enlightenment > Awards". Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Eye Magazine". Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Logo R.I.P." BIS Publishers. Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  11. ^ "A Tribute To Dead Logos From The Past". 26 September 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  12. ^ Twins, The Stone (26 September 2012). "Logos R.I.P." Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  14. ^ "Eye Magazine - Blog - 'Shake hands with the devil'". Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  15. ^ Amsterdam, Universiteit van. "Presentatie 'Logo R.I.P.' van The Stone Twins - Bijzondere Collecties". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-05-09. 
  16. ^ 5315151, This website is designed and build by STRAWBERRIES. STRAWBERRIES is a Dutch company, located in Amsterdam. For more information, see or contact (+31) 20. "The Stone Twins to Leave Design Academy Eindhoven -". Retrieved 17 April 2018. 

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