How long have you been printing?
Describe your first encounter with letterpress
I heard about it in class at the Plantin Moretus Institute for Typography in Antwerp.
Where did you learn?
A workshop in Hilversum.
Who was your most influential teacher?
What super power would you like to have?
The power to fly.
Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
I like both.
What do you most value in your friends?
When do your best ideas occur to you?
When I am relaxed.
If you were to die and come back as a typeface, which would it be?
What tool do you use more often than any other?
Sadly, my computer.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
Murakami - Sputnik Sweetheart
If you could study with any printer throughout history, who would it be?
No idea - Alan Kitching?
If you have your own shop, what equipment do you own?
Some lead and wood type, a Sofadi showcard machine and an old Korrex Berlin, that needs a lot of attention.
If you could change one thing about your shop, what would it be?
Not a thing...
When and where are you the happiest?
Amongst good people, having good conversation, with good food on the side.
What is your greatest fear/worry?
Losing my eyesight, or the use of my hands.
What do you think is useful about what you make?
I like to make good quality and beautiful things.
What’s your day job?
Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?
Some graphic techniques, like linocut, silkscreen, monotype...