Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel are the Dutch designers who formed Studio Job (founded 2000) after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands) in 1998. Their work explores the macabre, the bizarre, and the everyday, drawing references from the Middle Ages to pop culture, producing art objects characterized by strong narrative and exceptional, ornate execution. In addition to their own studio work, they have completed projects for Swarovski, Rizzoli, Viktor & Rolf, and Royal Tichelaar Makkum.

Designers Block, 2017
Fusing Studio Job’s famous exploration of pop themes and serious art alongside the traditional ideas of wood block printing the pattern ‘Designers Block’ embodies both the serious and fun side of these art forms. Through use of European tattoo style graphics with the linear weight and styling of traditional block printing the pattern works on many levels from the purely aesthetic to the thought provoking messages within.