What We Stand For
We provide artists with a platform to showcase and sell their creative works. Our aim is to create a network for artists to display their creative works, so that they may be admired, and, to bring the joy of design back into the common household.
Bart lenaerts (1983) is a photographer, food specialist and father of a beautiful daughter. He has been the manager of Noen, Eiskreem and the Mlkshkbar in Mechelen for 6 years now. He began his career on the back of a strong passion for hospitality and entrepreneurship. In 2020 he commenced academic studies in photography. This same year Bart founded Muro in collaboration with Jolijn Gyssels; with the hope of developing an honest platform to link creative artists and potential customers.
Jolijn Gyssels (1986) is a graphic designer, an interior architect and an aspiring entrepreneur. She also is the mother of the most beautiful girl Em. For over 6 years Jolijn is the manager of Noen, Eiskreem and Mlkshkbar. She started her career as an entrepreneur to connect people. She hopes she can do the same with MURO and bring the work of the artists to the people at home.
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We the undersigned ...
Are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it.
Encouraged in this direction, we were inspired by the original Ken Gerland’s manifesto, First Things First. It was intended to awaken the design community to reflect on the dispensable ideas employed by major corporations which have had a strong focus on financial greed (achieved via the manipulation of society through marketing and advertising), rather than the needs of the everyday individual.
In 1964, 22 visual communicators signed the original call for our skills to be put to worthwhile use. With the explosive growth of global commercial culture, their message has only grown more urgent.
Today, we renew this manifesto with the goal to inspire artists and enthusiasts to take a stand and resist the urge to bend to corporate influence fuelled by a global financial agenda.
We provide artists with a platform to showcase and sell their creative works. A commercial purpose, fair enough. But, our aim is to create a network for artists to display their creative works, so that they may be admired, and, to bring the joy of design back into the common household.
What is created by the artist will always remain their own, we give them the freedom they need/want/love/desire and try to provide the missing link between artists and art lovers.
Every designer who participated has signed this manifesto.
Alba Voorn ♡ Alix K ♡ Amber Gyselings ♡ Astrid Vandael ♡ Atelier Cambré ♡ Aya Akbib ♡ Bart Lenaerts ♡ Bie Mariën ♡ Carlo Buyck ♡ Charlotte Declercq ♡ Chrostin ♡ Clarisse Sivry ♡ Coralie Legrand ♡ Emma Veulemans ♡ Ester Vanherck ♡ Eva De Hovre ♡ Evi Ostyn ♡ Fee Verachtert ♡ Hanne Holvoet ♡ Hans Cortenbeeck ♡ Hatiye Garip ♡ Hélène Jacobs ♡ Herlinde Demaerel ♡ Inge Rylant ♡ Janne Van Woensel Kooy ♡ Jean Dillen ♡ Jelle kindt ♡ Jo Houvenaghel ♡ Jolijn Gyssels ♡ Kaat Vercammen ♡ Lieven Moens ♡ Lore De Schutter ♡ Maarten Peeters ♡ Malyqa ♡ Marie Van Praag ♡ Mariona Valdes ♡ Martena Duss ♡ Nathalei Lannoo ♡ Nele Van Rompaey ♡ Nikita Van den Bosch ♡ Nousjka Daniëls ♡ Puma Press ♡ Reintje ♡ Sarah Herlant ♡ Siglinde Bossuwé ♡ Silke Rys ♡ Skandaloe ♡ Skrew Studio ♡ Sophie Doutreligne ♡ Studio Muts ♡ Studio Sod ♡ Sylvain Serneels ♡ Toon Delanote ♡ Yvonne Backs ♡ Zinzi Moons
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