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Edenspiekermann is an agency for strategy, design and communication with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, San Francisco and Stuttgart. The agency is the result of a merger in 2009 between Eden design & communication Amsterdam and SpiekermannPartners Berlin, founded by German typographer Erik Spiekermann.


Edenspiekermann is the result of several mergers and collaborations between design and architectural firms over the past decades.[1]

Premsela Vonk: 1956 - 1986[edit]

In 1956 Benno Premsela and Jan Vonk started a collaboration. Premsela worked at De Bijenkorf where he remained Head of Publicity and Shop Windows until 1963.

BRS: 1969 - 1986[edit]

BRS was founded in 1969 when graphic designers Jan Brinkman and Niko Spelbrink started their collaboration.

BRS Premsela Vonk: 1986 - 1999[edit]

In 1986, Premsela Vonk merged with BRS.

E.D.E.N. European Designers Network: 1989 - 1999[edit]

In 1989 the European Designers Network E.D.E.N. was formed.

Eden: 1999 - 2009[edit]

In 1999 BRS Premsela Vonk merged with Linea, specialised in information design and form design, and DC3, specialised in interaction design.

United Designers Network and SpiekermannPartners: 2002–2009[edit]

Erik Spiekermann left MetaDesign in 2001 to run his own projects, forming the United Designers network in 2002-3.

Edenspiekermann: 2009 – present[edit]

In January 2009 SpiekermannPartners and Eden merged to form Edenspiekermann.

Further reading

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  • Swesinger, B. (2010). The Form Book: Best Practice in Creating Forms for Printed and Online Use.. London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-51508-2
  • Shaoqiang, W. (Eds.). (2009). 100% European Graphic Design Portfolio.. HangZhou: Page One. ISBN 978-981-245-731-8
  • Peeters, R. (2008). Merkdesign. Een ruwe diamant in merkenland. Amsterdam: Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Communicatie. ISBN 978-90-76802-46-6
  • Ruyssenaars, B. (Eds.). (2008). European Business Design 1: Top creative solutions for today's business challenges. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. ISBN 978-90-6369-172-1
  • Capsule. (2007). Design Matters: Logos 01: an essential primer for today's competitive market. Gloucester: Rockport Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59253-341-1 ISBN 1-59253-341-8
  • Swesinger, B. (2007). Formulare Gestalten: Das Handbuch. Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz. ISBN 978-0-500-51508-2 Formulare Gestalten
  • Gianotten, H. (2004, maart/april). Huisstijl Amsterdam. Items, 78-82.
  • Spijkerman, P. (Eds.). (2003). De vorm van de overheid. Nuth: Drukkerij Rosbeek.
  • Smitshuijzen, E., de Waard, J. (1995). Bewegwijzering in Nederland: Dutch Sign Design. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. ISBN 90-72007-34-4


  1. ^ Piersma, A., Jaasma, A. , Stukker, P., Van Dijk, E., Woudenberg, W. (2005). Eden design & communication Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. ISBN 90-6369-096-7

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