The Stone Twins
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. 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. 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, and a Gold European Design Award in 2014. 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. They are authors of the book Logo R.I.P. (A Commemoration of Dead Logos); the updated 2nd edition was launched in the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York in 2012. They are keen educators, and were Head of the ‘Man and Communication’ department at Design Academy Eindhoven from 2008 until their resignation in 2013.
The Stone Twins, Logo R.I.P. (2012. BIS Publishers) ISBN 9789063692902