Ben Bos. Form and Content
Nazar Research an Cultural Institute, Tehran, 2011
‘Doubly gifted, they say’, is the title of a brief autobiography that Ben Bos wrote a few years back at the request of the publisher, in fact, ‘doubly gifted’ is an understatement. In the course of a career that spans over fifty years, Ben Bos has not only proved himself to be a versatile, meticulous and bold designer and an excellent writer, but he also served as an editor, draughtsman, photographer, teacher and organizer. For 28 years he worked for Holland’s best-known design agency Total Design (now Total Identity), and the design team that he led invariably was the studio’s most efficient one. ‘Form and Content’ presents an overview of Bos’ work.