Without any formal education, Dutch designer Swip Stolk was singly responsible for his own artistic development. In the 1960s, Stolk was regarded as one of the most important rivals to the Swiss design school. He felt more influenced by the Fluxus movement, which allowed him the freedom to pursue the breadth of projects for which he has received many awards. Stolk designs posters, logos, postage stamps, exhibition layouts and books for various international clients from Alessandro Mendini to Marina Abramovic. Between 1976 and 1979 he was Art Director for VARA TV. During the 80s and 90s he taught at the Academy for Art and Industry in Enschede and the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, whilst being house designer for the Groninger Museum and later the Rembrandthuis Museum. He now lives and works in Zaandam.