Ward Heirwegh (1982) graduated in 2007 as a master in typography at the Sint Lucas academy in Ghent, Belgium. He then started working as a graphic designer at the Brussels based design studio Base Design. After 2 years working at Base Design, he started his independent practice as a graphic designer and art director. He is mainly focussing on clients in the cultural field and expressing an interest in editorial design. So far he worked for, amongst others, Annemie Verbeke, S.M.A.K., Bozar, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Batard Festival,…
Next to his studio he also founded an experimental publication platform called Sleeperhold Publications. Sleeperhold Publications is a research-based, ephemeral platform for artist publications and functions as a valid excuse to experiment with the creation of content, different media and ways of distributing,… So far SHP released a photobook, a silkscreen posterset, a deck of gaming cards, a collection of short stories and several vinyl records. There are no fixed methodologies in dealing with creation and, at its best, an entirely different tactic will be applied to every SHP number. Sleeperhold has so far worked with Ryan Gander, Daniel Eatock, Åbäke, Eric Yahnker, Jason Fulford, Beni Bischof, David Horvitz, Peter Sutherland, Moon Duo and Tropic of Cancer, amongst others. Next to these outputs Ward is also giving lectures about his design and research work. So far he was a guest at Libros Mutantes in Madrid, the Copeland Book Market in London, Future Anecdotes in Istanbul and the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow.Link: Website Ward Heirwegh
Jozefien Van Beek (1985) studeerde Germaanse talen. Als freelancejournalist schrijft ze voor De Morgen en Humo over beeldende kunst en cultuur.
Samen met de jonge auteur Frederik Willem Daem werkt ze aan Oogst, een nieuw onafhankelijk magazine voor beeldende kunst, literatuur en film dat op zaterdag 31 januari gelanceerd wordt in DEStudio. Meer informatie op oogstmagazine.be