Evelyn Ter Bekke & Dirk Behage
Atelier ter Bekke & Behage
Evelyn ter Bekke was born in the Netherlands in 1966; from 1985 to 1990 she studied graphic design at the St Joost Academy of Visual Arts and Design in Breda (Netherlands). She then worked in Rotterdam where she designed several art catalogues, visual identities, posters and invitations for the Art Centre of the City of Rotterdam, for the National Photography Institute, and for several publishers. She has lived and worked in Paris since 1996.
Dirk Behage was born in Paraguay in 1962. He studied graphic design at the Academy of Visual Arts and Design in Groningen (Netherlands) from 1981 to 1986, then worked with the Dumbar Studio in The Hague, designing and implementing a new visual identity for the city of Groningen. He joined the Grapus Collective in Paris in 1987 and founded “l’Atelier de Création Graphique” along with Pierre Bernard and Fokke Draaijer. He co-designed and produced the new visual identity for the Louvre and for the French National Parks. Since 1991 he has been teaching at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris.
The ter Bekke & Behage studio was created by two graphic designers, Evelyn ter Bekke and Dirk Behage. Focusing on artistic graphic design, the studio works in all areas of communication for public cultural organizations: visual identity design, printed materials, typography and original font design, images/signs, electronic publishing and multimedia websites, exhibition design and signage. Over the years ter Bekke & Behage have produced original designs for the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the national theatre of La Colline, the National Museum of Prehistory in the Dordogne, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, the MAC/VAL (Val-de-Marne Museum of Contemporary Art), the Association Française des Orchestres, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Paris Month of Photography, the National Museum of Porcelain in Limoges, Éditions Pérégrines, and Éditions Jean Lenoir. Ter Bekke & Behage have lectured in several countries, and have been invited to give a lecture at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in the autumn of 2010.