A few weeks ago I had pleasure of assisting Daniel García Andújar in printing of 4 posters for the opening of his exhibition 'Plus Utra' at the KIOSK in Ghent for which he especially flew over from Barcelona. After going through the reach wood type collection of the MIAT (now Industrie Museum) Daniel chose the suitable type. As he already had an experience in typesetting we quickly finalised the composition and after running some tests and makeready everything had been printed on FAG 405 at the printing department of the museum. It was a lovely experience. Nice to meet you Daniel!Read More
1. A complete reprint of the revolutionary Gutenberg Bible “B42” - link.
2. A fabulous set of photos of the Caslon Type Foundry at the beginning of the twentieth century - link.
3. Françoise Pétrovitch at the Centre de la Gravure (BE). This exhibition is a mix of prints, sculptures, wall drawings and a video installation entitled ' The wolf and the wolf ' - link.
4. The voice of the people before Twitter? The protest poster worldwide from 1968 to 1973.
"Get Up, Stand Up!", changing the world with posters! 400 posters, 30 countries, 5 continents. 09.05.2018 - 30.09.2018, MIMA museum (BE).
Creating and printing posters, self-initiated or on a commission is something I enjoy making the most. So, therefore, I was quite enthusiastic when it came to collaboration with MIAT museum where 2 different posters had to be designed, typeset from wood and metal type and letterpress printed at the printing department of the museum.Read More
1. Pre-order the Itinerant Printer book & get five mini prints.
2. Der Papiermacher. Gangolf Ulbricht manufactures the thinnest paper in the world and restores old books and works. UIbricht is one of the few people in Europe who can still make paper the old-fashioned way.
3. Futura_90 by Bunkertype. A tribute to the typography of Paul Renner in commemoration of his ninetieth anniversary.
4. TypeNotes magazine dedicated to typography and graphic design.
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
Last year I got a chance to participate in a Sonnets 2016 project organized by Alexandra Franklin, coordinator of the Bodleian's Centre for the Study of the Book in Oxford, commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
At the beginning of 2016, the Bodleian invited printers around the world to submit hand-printed copies of each of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets - a cycle of 154 short, 14-line poems first published in 1609, where William Shakespeare meditated on themes of love, death, and desire. Each printer had to choose sonnet and all 154 hand-printed works, in various languages, were added to the permanent collection and I'm proud to be amongst them.
Last week, as the end of the academic year was approaching, many (art) schools and universities of the city Gent held their exhibitions & open days inviting new students to join in. Artevelde University College Gent (Arteveldehogeschool/ Campus Mariakerke - Graphic and Digital Media) opened up its doors on Saturday 24 of June offering various activities such as a brand new exhibition about letterpress printing + demonstration, lettering & 3D workshop and so much more.Read More