How long have you been printing?
Letterpress 2015 / Silkscreen since 1996
Describe your first encounter with letterpress
50+ copies booklets of poetry & (our) images had to be handprinted/letterpress. Marieke and I jumped in to help.
Where did you learn?
At the place where our workshop is located in Vlissingen, Holland.
Who was your most influential teacher?
Rob Verhage, a former commercial printer. We felt a connection rightaway and he was eager to teach. And Thomas Gravemaker!
What super power would you like to have?
The power to earn enough money by things I love to work at. Just that.
Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
I work by myself just fine but collaborations are better: unexpected influences.
What do you most value in your friends?
Being able to trust one another.
When do your best ideas occur to you?
When I am not too much aware of the world around me: while windsurfing in masthigh waves and/or during the beers after.
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?
What books are currently on your nightstand?
If you could study with any printer throughout history, who would it be?
If you have your own shop, what equipment do you own?
Lead and wood type
When and where are you the happiest?
In between big waves, in 7bft
What is your greatest fear/worry?
To not be able to finish the things i planned.
What do you think is useful about what you make?
Anything that goes wrong.
What’s your day job?
Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?
as much as possible: combining them all is what I am about: lasercutting, woodworking, photoshop, lead, etc