The Stone Twins

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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.[1][2] 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.[3] 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 in 2008,[4] and a Gold European Design Award in 2014.[5][6] 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.[7] They are authors of the book Logo R.I.P. (A Commemoration of Dead Logos);[8][9][10][11][12] the updated 2nd edition was launched in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York in 2012.[13][14] They are keen educators, and were Head of the ‘Man and Communication’ department at Design Academy Eindhoven from 2008 until their resignation in 2013.[15]

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.


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