Funny and elegant art direction by Lernert and Sander
Lernert and Sander is a duo of talented Dutch artists based in Amsterdam. Lernert Engelberts (1977) and Sander Plug (1969) create high-concept art films and installations, with simple but stunning art direction, all driven by their subtly dry, cheeky sense of humour. They have created eye-catching installations for the windows at Selfridges, where they transformed large household objects into high fashion ladies’ shoes. They have also produced remarkable editorial films for Fantastic Man and Nowness, the sassy music video ‘Elektrotechnique’, and their own personal projects, such as the ingenious documentary ‘How To Explain It To My Parents’. Their film ‘Natural Beauty’, commissioned by Nowness, has become an international phenomenon, receiving over a million hits on YouTube and being blogged by luminaries as unexpected as Perez Hilton and Oprah Winfrey.
Lernert & Sander push simplicity to its most aesthetically powerful limits and have been nominated for a number of prizes, winning a Dutch Design Award for Best Motion Design in 2011 for their film ‘Elektrotechnique’. They are also regular contributors to the delightful Butt Magazine.