I’m more a sans serif kind of person
My first encounter with letterpress was in 2002. I was studying graphic design at KABK in The Hague and we had to design and print a business card using lead type.
My second encounter was in 2015 when I was participating in an art project (a booklet with poems and illustrations). That’s when I got really enthusiastic. Setting type (poems), making proof prints, correcting, printing, etc. I was only supposed to deliver an illustration, but ended up assisting the (retired) printer during the whole process.
That’s where the love for printing, a new friendship and several project plans started.
In Vlissingen (grafisch atelier), Gent (Miat) and Amsterdam (Letterpress Amsterdam).
My teachers are Rob Verhage and Thomas Gravemaker.
Creating more time.
A bit of both. I like working alone, but I love the occasional projects where I’m working together with other creatives (graphic designers, printers, photographers, musicians, etc.).
Sincerity and loyalty
When I’m walking in the park, on the beach, doing yoga, grocery shopping, etc.
Lexicon or Trinité? Such beautiful classy typefaces! Although I’m more a sans serif kind of person so probably Helvetica.
Het beste wat we hebben (Griet op de Beeck) and The Kaba ornament (Bram de Does).
Hmm… don’t know. Willem Sandberg probably. And in the present time with Hansje van Halem.
Looking for a proof press at the moment. And metal and wood type, cutter, etc… And a studio space…
We have an etching press (that needs some attention), an empty (small) cabinet and equipment for making polymer plates.
And just got our hands on lots of small stuff (spacing material, etc.) and 6 cases of Futura light.
All the equipment in a studio space (instead of in storage).
When the work turns out better than I had hoped for.
Not finding a proof press.
It gives me joy.
I’m a graphic designer.
Lasercut and polymer.
I like to combine different techniques. Letterpress, watercolor, monoprint, digital or offset printwork. And for letterpress I use wood type, lead type, polymer, but also forms cut out of rubber or linoleum or plywood or whatever (manually or with a laser cutter).