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MISTER ADAM (aka Adam Oostenbrink) is a (typo)graphic designer, printmaker, and design educator at ArtEZ University of the Arts. From his studio/ printshop he is creating multi-disciplinary works for a wide range of clients. Using both digital and traditional techniques, his type-o-graphic style is unstrained, colorful, lively and outspoken.
Adam has been working for global brands like Nikon, TNT Worldwide and Adidas, but also initiates personal projects that are all about experimention, research, collaboration, and high quality handmade limited editions. His work has been involved in a number of publications and exhibitions.


NIKON, TELE2, Amstel, Adidas, Paradiso, De Balie, Theatergroep Hollandia, De Veenfabriek, Items, BIMHUIS, Hudson’s Bay, Javier Guzman, P/////AKT, Gemeente Amsterdam, Gemeente Amersfoort, Zenber architecten, Festival Cement, Holy Fools, Stichting Move, Gemeente Utrecht, Coca-Cola, Sonic Acts, Mont Blanc.  


SEE-A-SOUND, Dutch Designweek & BKKC Tilburg 2012, Tekst/Figuur Galerie Oppercleas / Poetry International 2014, MONSTERS XL, Boterhal Hoorn 2014, Schertsvertoning, Galerie Oppercleas / Poetry International 2015, Type/Scrap Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam 2015, All Good Things... Mini Galerie 2015, Expeditie Alfabet, OZ Amsterdam 2017, Rotterdam Verlicht 2020/21


Lijfspreuk, Concordia Enschede 2016, Graphic Wonderland, Enschede 2016, All Eyes On Type festival, Rotterdam 2017, Atelier Indrukwekkend, Delft 2017, Nieuwe Lente Nieuwe Kunst, GWA Amsterdam 2018, 1m2 Café De Duivel, Amsterdam 2018, Festival Designkwartier Den Haag 2018, New Impressions 2019, Hamilton Woodtype Museum, Two Rivers USA 2019, 15 jaar GWA Amsterdam 2019, Lettersoup / OD Gallery, Amsterdam 2019, ORGA Sunset minifest, WORM Rotterdam, 2019, 1m2 Café De Duivel, Amsterdam 2020, Windows to the World / Kelderman en van Noort, Eindhoven 2021, GWA Exposeert, NDSM fuse 2022.


OHLALA! Expositie en verkoop - Unobvious Creative Studio/shop, Amsterdam 2019


What’s up #59 Pakhuis de Zwijger 2013, IMG LAB #46 Rotterdam 2015, BNO first night out, Almere 2016, Bold is Best, Social Academy/Hoxton Hotel 2018, Five Talks Type Arnhem 2022


Nominatie Best Verzorde boeken 2000, Nominatie Best Verzorgde Boeken 2005 (incl. selectie Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Leipzig), Nominatie Best Verzorgde boeken 2006.


Art Directors Club Netherlands - Jury of the Dutch Creativity Awards 2023 (Category Animation & Motion Design, Illustration, Typography)