MV LevievanderMeer, Studio forgraphicandexhibition design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Victor Levie runs a small flexible design firm, together with his wife Marit van der Meer, in a great studio in the Amsterdam area known as 'De Pijp'. Their work ranges from detailed typography for dictionaries to more complex exhibitions such as the Dutch Pavilion in Auschwitz. From conceptual development for the Jewish Historical Children's Museum to photobooks and exhibitions created in close collaboration with the photographers themselves.
Mr. Levie was a Professor at the GerritRietveld Academie in Amsterdam at the Department of Photography and at the Department of Graphic Design (1985-1995). From 1995-2000 he was Chair of the Graphic Design Department.
Mr. Levie has a extensive experience in designing photobooks and is one of the regular designers for Schilt Publishing.Together with the photographers and the publisher Maarten Schilt he has designed many books including Looking at the U.S.: Photos by Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, the catalogue accompanying the retrospective exhibition for the Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium.
He works for different Dutch Museums as an Exhibition Designer and is specialized in editing and designing photo exhibitions. For the Jewish Historical Museum he has organized over 30 different exhibitions, the last being Saul Leiter (in cooperation with the Howard Greenberg Gallery) and an exhibition featuring the Dutch photographer Emmy Andriesse. In 2014 he will be designing the Roman Vishniac exhibition in the same museum.
With his vast experience in education and his knowledge on exhibitions and book design, Victor Levie can help photographers develop and visualize their idea's, edit their rwork and achieve consistency in their presentation.