Ward Heirwegh (1982, Ghent, Belgium) graduated in 2007 as a master in typography at the Sint Lucas academy in Ghent and now runs his own studio in Antwerp. He also teaches at the Sint Lucas Antwerp College of Art (Illustrative design) and the MAD-faculty in Hasselt (Image Analysis). Between starting his independent practice he worked at the Brussels based design studio Base Design. He also founded an research-based publication platform called Sleeperhold Publications.

Studies
- 2004 – 2007
Master in Graphic Design
Sint–Lucas Academy, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
- 2001 – 2004
Bachelor in Multimedia & Communication Technology
PIH, Howest, Kortrijk

Teaching positions
2012 – *
Tutor Image Analysis
MAD-faculty, PHL, Hasselt
- 2012 – *
Tutor Illustrative design
Sint-Lucas Academy, KdG, Antwerp


The Political Party

client:
Michiel Vandevelde, Vooruit
date:
May 2014

Identity en newspaper design for The Political Party of dancer/activist Michiel Vandevelde, which has no official programn just yet. Its goal is to collect ideas and blueprints for a possible political party by holding group discussions or similar events. The first action, a driving library, was presented at the Possible Future Festival at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent. The second, the party program, was distributed in the form of a newspaper all over Belgium.

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Untitled - Flags

client:
Stilll Gallery
date:
May 2014

Artwork for the "A Spectre of the Land of If #2". 
During this first part of the double exhibition fourteen contemporary artists were invited to present their artistic reflection on the subject of an historically neglected collection of photographs. At the turn of the 20th century, sixty-seven photos taken by Pictoralist photographers were placed into a collection at the Royal Museum for Art and History (RMAH) in Brussels. Fourthy photographs from the collection have remained missing. Playing with the concept of a resurrected collection, the exhibition appeals to inquiries into the the historical value of this particular collection and the incompleteness of collecting in general.
My contribution to this show is the installment of 6 flags, each featuring tableaus of the remaining pictures.
The exhibition comprises work by artists including John Blake, Egon Van Herreweghe, Jan Kempenaers, Lara Dhondt, Ria Pacquée, Dominique Somers, Sarah Gerats, Matteo Cremonesi, Hana Miletic, Ward Heirwegh, Sine Van Menxel, Erik van der Weijde and Emmeline de Mooij.

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Frans Masereel

client:
B-ild Architects
date:
March 2014

Publication design for a architectural proposal for the Frans Masereel centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium by B-ild Architects. Frans Masereel Centrum (1972) offers residencies and a working space to graphic designers, artists and critics who want to work with intaglio, relief printing, screen print or lithography, or who want to investigate the relationship of graphics with other visual arts. The focus is on creation and experimentation in the workshop. Frans Masereel Centrum anno 2014 is a graphical laboratory in which the possibilities of graphical applications are being researched, widened and reformulated.

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Fall selections Design Flanders

client:
Design Vlaanderen
date:
March 2014

Folder design for the fall selections of young creatives for Design Flanders, based on the theme of revealing.

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Stijn Ank - Interval

client:
Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'Art Contemporaine
date:
February 2014

Bookdesign for Stijn Ank's exhibition at Casino, Forum d'Art Contemporaine in Luxembourg. Stijn's Vector, a work produced during his artist residency at Casino Luxembourg, stems above all from his architectural study of the Casino's "Aquarium," with its palpable borders of four glass walls that create a visual and physical tension between inside and outside. This solid, opaque link between inside and outside is just a segment in space and the publication mimics this gesture. The stapled paper can be discovered just as every layer in Stijn's work. 

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