In September last year, unexpected even for me, I decided to team up with Charlotte Van Lancker to set up a letterpress studio in Gent. Being a volunteer at the MIAT printing department for several years and taking part in Letterpress Workers event gave me a chance to learn the skill from fellow printmakers. Printmaking was always something I wished to keep myself busy with and opening up a studio with a fellow designer seemed like the perfect opportunity to me.Read More
In December, between Christmas and New Year I decided to take a 3-day trip to Amsterdam to visit friends who came all the way from Toronto. Upon arrival to Amsterdam Central Station, I spotted a lovely and quiet place, situated in the Amstelpassage (inside the station) - called Lil' Amsterdam.Read More
The second edition of Carbon Paper festival around the printed matter and small-scale editions will take place in Charleroi (BE) on 24 & 25 of February. During this weekend over the 50 artists, printmakers and publishers are coming over to the BPS22 - Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut (BE) to showcase their artworks in a wide range of disciplines, including etchings, screen printing, bookbinding, risograph printing, etc.. The visitors can participate in various workshops (the program will be online very soon), buy some prints or visit a party on Saturday evening.
Check out the list of participants.
The Drukdrukdruk weekend is back: on 5th and 6th of May 2018 you can follow workshops, artist talks and various printmaking sessions throughout Belgium: silkscreen, lino, etching, letterpress, monotype etc. The complete program will be online on 2 of April, so keep an eye on their website.
Do you own a studio or exhibition space? Do you organize an activity or workshop?
Feel free to submit your activity before 11 February 2018 via this link.
Check out the previous edition.
For one more time GRAFOC and Typografics are joining the forces to organise the second screening of the 'Graphic Means' documentary in Belgium. This time it wil take place in Gent. This documentary dives into the graphic design archives and explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.
Graphic Means, director - Briar Levit
20:00 – 23:00
tickets (entrance is free, but registration is required)
In November, following the annual tradition, Drukwerk in de Marge society is organizing a book fair dedicated to letterpress printers, printmakers, bookbinders and all sorts of creative folks. Housed in the beautiful Sint Pieterskerk in the picturesque city of Leiden, it gathers the printmaking enthusiasts from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK etc.Read More
The Museum 't Aloam in Viane/Geraardsbergen is housed in the Mertensmolen, a working water mill. The origin of the mill dates back to 1293. Between 1848 and 1905, 2 new water turbines were added and it was completely restored in 2006. Finally, in 2011 the printing house was added to the museum.Read More