WPA National Park Posters

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The sixth in a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

December 24th, 2013
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Vlisco

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The fifth of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

April 17th, 2013
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Europa

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A new figurehead for Europa, here adorned with flowers in Hamburg harbour during the 100th birthday of the ship.

The fourth of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

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September 20th, 2012
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Roadside Silhouettes

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The third of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

July 1st, 2012
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Fluo Husky

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Fluo Husky is the first of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

May 1st, 2012
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Bison bison

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Text Harmen Liemburg, published in Objects in Mirror, The Imagination of the American landscape.

Bison bison

On a visit to the United States you will inevitably come across it at some point: the American bison or buffalo pictured at the bottom of the National Park Service emblem. I have often wondered why he (sorry ladies, his crown jewels are clearly visible) stands brooding, his head turned westwards. It must be dark memories of a time when nature conservation was not yet part of the collective consciousness.

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March 11th, 2012
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De Visuele Achtbaan van Ed Fella

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De Visuele Achtbaan van Ed Fella
Text (in Dutch) Harmen Liemburg for Items 4/2011

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September 1st, 2011
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Pinar & Viola’s Ecstatic Surface Design

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Monstrueus en sexy: Pinar & Viola’s Ecstatic Surface Design
Text Harmen Liemburg (in Dutch) for Items 3/2011

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June 5th, 2011
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Marten Jongema – 1951 – 2011

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Last friday, graphic designer and curator at the Stedelijk Museum Marten Jongema (1951) passed away due to a severe illness.

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April 13th, 2011
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Karel Martens: Permutations

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Text Harmen Liemburg
For Étapes design and visual culture, international edition #21, September 2010

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September 1st, 2010
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