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

December 24th, 2013
, Posted in Stories

Vlisco


Ted van de Ven, La Famille, 1952.

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

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April 17th, 2013
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Europa


Europa figurehead starboardside. Photography courtesy of Annalies Liemburg.

Europa by Harmen Liemburg.
The fourth of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

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September 20th, 2012
, Posted in Stories

Roadside Silhouettes

The third of a series of short stories on design objects written for Maharam. Text Harmen Liemburg.

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July 1st, 2012
, Posted in On The Road, Stories

Fluo Husky

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

Bison bison fenced in near Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2006.

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

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

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September 1st, 2011
, Posted in Reviews, Stories

Pinar & Viola’s Ecstatic Surface Design

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

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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Regen of tranen?

Regen of tranen? – Japanse emoji dieper dan iPhone versie

Text Harmen Liemburg
Written (in Dutch) for Items website

Emoji, letterlijk vertaald ‘beeld karakters’, is het japanse woord voor de gezichtjes en andere symbolen die gebruikers van e-mail en tekstberichten ter beschikking staan om hun gevoelens op een visuele manier uit te drukken. In Japan zijn ze al jaren een alledaags onderdeel van het versturen en ontvangen van berichten via de computer en mobiele telefonie. Aangepaste versies zijn het afgelopen twee jaar ook in allerlei aangepaste varianten beschikbaar gekomen als App voor de iPhone, al is het gebruik ervan is hier nog lang niet zo wijd verbreid als in Japan.

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March 22nd, 2011
, Posted in Stories