Metahaven, based in Amsterdam and Brussels, is a studio focusing on design and research in visual identity and architecture. Its partners are Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden and Gon Zifroni.


‘Graphic #12 Manystuff Special Issue’, Graphic magazine, Korea, November 2009
Wat als? , by Marina van den Bergen, at, November 12, 2009,
‘Metahaven’, by Alice Twemlow, in 60: Innovators Shaping our Creative Future , Thames & Hudson, November 2009
‘Metahaven’, by Sasha Leopold, Étapes 174, November 2009
‘Branding the Superstate Abyss’, Metahaven interviewed by Brian Kuan Wood, in Kaleidoscope #3, Milan, Italy, September-October 2009
Design and Life are more or less the same , interview with Åbake, by Hynam Kendall, at PonyStep, July 22, 2009,
Eine Anti-Utopie im Künstlerhaus Stuttgart , by Michael Reuter, at, July 15, 2009,
‘Products of Our Imagination’, Metahaven interviewed by Emmet Byrne, in Task Newsletter Issue #2, July 2009
‘Double Bind’, by Lisette Smits, in: The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008, Bern: Bundesamt für Kultur, 2009
The Relationship between Design and Populist Politics , by Gabrielle Kennedy,, July 2, 2009,
'Een sexy hek om Nederland', by Daniel van der Velden, NRC Handelsblad , June 12, 2009
'Nations Re-Nationalized', by Daniel van der Velden and Evert Ypma, Volume magazine, April 2009
'Europe Sans: History, Politics and Protocol in the EU Image', in e-Flux online journal, April 2009
'Borderline', by Rick Poynor, in Eye , Issue 71, London April 2009
'Metahaven', in Design, Between Art and Business , Volume 369, Seoul, South Korea, March 2009
'Blackmail', in Metropolis M : Shareware, No 1, February 2009
'Inward Model (2009): We Lived in Financial Times', in Muhtelif by Pelin Tan, Istanbul, Spring 2009
'Brand States: Postmodern Power, Democratic Pluralism, and Design', in e-Flux online journal, December 2008
'Wall', in Casco Issues XI: An Ambiguous Case, Episode Publishers, Rotterdam, November 2008
'Surplus', in Field of Grey magazine by Israel Kandarian, 2008
White Night Before A Manifesto , Metahaven, published by Onomatopee, 2008
'A Democratic Brand Paradox', HTV No. 72, Amsterdam, February 2008
‘Some Questions about an Inquiry’, by Alice Twemlow, at, February 2008
‘Re-Search the Search Engine’, by Annett Busch in: Springerin No. 1, 2008, Vienna
‘Metahaven: Scientific Design’, by Alexander Mao, in: kAk No. 2/42/2007, Moscow
‘A Europe Game’, in: Markus Miessen (ed.), The Violence of Participation , 2007, Sternberg Press, Berlin
‘Metahaven Design Research’, in: Super Holland Design , 2007, Actar, Barcelona
‘Neocon Black Metal’, in: Pyramid Power , no. 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada
‘Secret Practices – Markus Miessen in Conversation with Metahaven’, in: Zak Kyes en Mark Owens (eds.), Forms of Inquiry, the Architecture of Critical Graphic Design , catalogue, 2007, Architectural Association, London
‘Metahaven’, in: Arhitext 6, 2007, Romania
‘9/11’s Ghost ship’ by Metahaven in: Memosphere. Rethinking Monuments . Published by the Romanian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennial
‘Welcome to the Wild East’, by Kathleen Ritter in: The Fillip Review , No. 5. Spring 2007, Vancouver, Canada
‘Een boek in maatpak; de graphic designer’, in: De Standaard , February 2007, Brussels
‘The Museum of Conflict/Il Museo del Conflitto’ in: Domus , February 2007, Italy
‘The Museum of Conflict – New engagement with ‘totalitarian’ architecture’, by Metahaven, in: DAMN Magazine , February 2007, België
‘The Logo of Bucharest’, by Metahaven, Archined , January 2007,
‘What’s the Latin for “Delusional”?’, by Philip E. Ross, in: IEEE Spectrum , January 2007, New York
‘(Post)Com Icons’, in Omagiu No. 5, 2006, Bucharest, Romania
‘Models for Money’, in GAS fanzine, No. 2, Winter 2006, Denmark
‘Cc. / Bcc.’, in TheCreativity , Sandberg Institute / Institute of Network Cultures / Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster, November 2006, Amsterdam
‘Political design, Creatie , October 2006, Amsterdam
‘Metahaven’, Work from Mars , 2006, Brno, Czech Republic
‘Gebouw als logo’ by Vinca Kruk in: Metropolis M , Dingen: No.5/2005, Amsterdam
‘Shadow Nation’, HTV No. 62, 2005, Amsterdam
‘ImagiNation’, OPEN No. 8, SKOR, 2005, Amsterdam
‘P.S. I love you’, Prelom magazine, Belgrade, 2005, Serbia
‘The Discovery of the Fifth World’ (essay), Sarai Reader 05: Bare Acts, April 2005, Delhi, India
‘The Network Ruin’, Design Text, April 2005, Seoul, Korea
‘ImagiNation’, Idea 309: Design Liberated, 2005, Tokyo, Japan
‘The floating signifier’, by John O’Reilly, Eye No. 53: Brand Madness Special Issue, 2004, London
Metahaven: Sealand Identity Project , September 2004, publication for conference State of Emergency, SMCS Amsterdam, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
‘E Mare Libertas or Facts are the Enemies of the Truth’, interview by Warren Olds, Ramp Magazine : Sunbathing under Beanstalks, Vol. 1 Issue 2, 2004, Hamilton, New Zealand
‘Land in zicht’, interview by Renson van Tilborg, Identity Matters IM, no. 04/04, Amsterdam
‘The Principality of Everything’, Tank , Vol. 3 Issue 1, 2004, London
‘Mission Impossible’, Archis No. 1, 2004, Amsterdam
‘Jewel Box’, Fonds BKVB Newsletter 06/2004, Amsterdam


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Graphic Design for and Against Cities , Corner College, Zurich, 2009
Stadtstaat – A Scenario for Merging Cities, Episode Two , Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory, 2009
Stadtstaat – A Scenario for Merging Cities, Episode One , Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2009
Affiche Frontière , solo exhibition and urban poster campaign, CAPC musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France, curated by Etienne Bernard, October – December 2009
On Purpose: Design Concepts, Arnolfini, Bristol, group exhibition curated by Nav Haq, October 2008
Since we last spoke about monuments , Stroom, Den Haag, group exhibition, curated by Mihnea Mircan, October - November 2008
Multipolar Search, Pancevo Republika! - 13th Art Biennial Pancevo, Serbia, group exhibition curated by Jelena Radic, September – October 2008
Cuneiform (Ideography) , Sinopale 2008, Black Sea Biennial, Sinop, Turkey, August–September 2008
ISEA2008 Juried Exhibition , National Museum of Singapore, July – August 2008
Imaginary Property , research passport designed for Florian Schneider at The Museum of the Stealing of Souls, Manifesta7, Trento, Italy, July 2008
Academy of Flows , group exhibition at Low Fesztival, Budapest, Hungary, February 2008
Forms of Inquiry: the Architecture of Critical Graphic Design , Architectural Association, London, Casco Utrecht, Lux Valence, IASPIS – International Artists Studio Program in Sweden, Archizoom EPFL, curated by Zak Kyes, 2007 – 2009
A Number of Worlds Resembling our Own , group exhibition at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, June 2007