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

Karel Martens: Permutations

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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All I Wanna Do Is… – Workshop Le Quai

All I Wanna Do Is…
Workshop Le Quai Ecole Supérieure d’Art, February 22-26, 2010

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February 27th, 2010
, Posted in Stories, Workshops

Colby Poster Printing Co.

Going for a taco on a saturday afternoon in Los Angeles’ Glendale area, you might come across a wonderful poster like this one. Yes, you’re looking at letterpress!

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November 16th, 2009
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Bruine Borden


Oldenzaal, photography Eric Brinkhorst.

Bruine borden
Text Harmen Liemburg (in Dutch) for Items 4/5/2009

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June 1st, 2009
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Ultralight – About the show


Hiking across huge sequoia trunks in Kings Canyon National Park, CA

Ultralight – About the show

Text Harmen Liemburg
Written for 2009 UNCC gallery info-sheet

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January 10th, 2009
, Posted in Shows/Installations, Stories

Black Current Catalogue

Graphics Blender

Text Etienne Bernard
Writtten for Black Current exhibition publication

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September 8th, 2008
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Black Current – Texts: Black & White Thinking


Initials TB, from Rob Roy Kelly, American Wood Type, 1828 – 1900

Black & White Thinking

Text Harmen Liemburg
Written for Black Current exhibition publication

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September 7th, 2008
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Charley Harper: Orde in de wildernis

Charley Harper: Orde in de Wildernis

Studio visit & Interview, October 2006
Text (in Dutch) Harmen Liemburg for Items 2/2008

Based on a studio visit and conversation with Charley Harper, October 2006

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March 1st, 2008
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Crispy Cloud Combini – 3/6 – Candy Close Up

Crispy Cloud Kombini
Installation for SieboldHouse, Leiden, February 23 – June 17, 2007

A lot of the products I gathered during a residency in Nagasaki, winter 2006, have this logo:

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January 2nd, 2007
, Posted in Stories