The Stone Twins is a design consultancy founded by twin brothers Declan & Garech Stone, in the last year of the 20th Century. The Stone Twins’ combination of strategy, creativity and wit delivers engaging concepts, deep brand intelligence and memorable brand experiences.
The Stone Twins are the creative agency behind A’DAM Toren, the already iconic Amsterdam tower. Not only did The Stone Twins devise the name (an abbreviation for ‘Amsterdam’ or ‘Amsterdam Dance and Music’), brand strategy and communications for A’DAM - and it’s sub-brands Moon, Madam & A’DAM&Co - but they also led the interior design teams in their pursuit of a holistic brand identity.
Passionate and assertive about design, The Stone Twins are authors of ‘LOGO R.I.P.’ (a critically acclaimed book that commemorates 50 defunct logos) and regularly contribute articles to various design journals, such as Eye, DesignWeek, Amsterdam Ad Blog and Communicatie.
The Stone Twins were Head of the ‘Man and Communication’ department at Design Academy Eindhoven from 2008 until 2013. They currently provide lectures and workshops on visual communication at several international design schools. In addition, The Stone Twins have been speakers at numerous creativity conferences, such as OFFSET and Integrated Antwerp.
Alongside running their eponymous studio, The Stone Twins are also available as a freelance creative team. In recent years, they have worked with 180 Amsterdam, Indie and Wieden+Kennedy. In fact, Declan and Garech took a break from their practice (and each other) to work full-time at BBH New York and 180 Amsterdam from 2005 until 2007.
The work of The Stone Twins has won awards at D&AD, Dutch Design Awards and ADCN; and forms part of the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt New York, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and their parents’ living room. Yeah!
Clients include: A’DAM, AnPost, de Bijenkorf, Fáilte Ireland, Frame Magazine, MassiveMusic, The Media Nanny, Modefabriek, Museum Quarter, PostNL, Europe Hotels Private Collection, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the Zeeuws Museum, amongst others.
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