Nightjar in woodgravure, from Brehm A.E. (ca. 1911). Das Leben der Tieren, found in the library of Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis in Leiden.
During the 19th century, wood engravings were often used to translate existing drawings, paintings or photographs into a technical format suitable for high mass printmedia such as newspapers and magazines.
Nachtzwaluw, image from Burton P. (1977). Het vogelboek. (Illustraties Peter Hayman et al).
Last summer, after I started working in the Arnhem area, I became fascinated with a strange creature that can be found at cycling distance from my studio: the nightjar.
A little taste of Amsterdam here in the woods of Arnhem: two wonderful graduation posters made for and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a souvenir in memory of my job as workshop supervisor there.
Making the poster for the final show is how I graduated myself back in 1998.
Design options are limited, as the only thing you can do is paste your image into the typographic grid, but other than that, creating your own personal stamps is very nice service offered by PostNL.
Harmen Arnhem – Change of address card
3 color screen print on 300 grams/m2 cardstock
While the Moon Shines Through My Beer
28 x 42 cm
Web-fed full color offset
Contribution to a newspaper made for Donnerwetter Day, the all night introduction of a new album by the local rockband Donnerwetter, Luxor Live, May 16 2016. The design was inspired by one of the songs.
Photography Isabelle Giovacchini
Renard 1 and 2, some of the works made for Black Current (2008), again on display at Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz (MABA) on the occasion of their 10th. year anniversary: Sur Le Motif, February 18 – April 30, 2016.
Graphic ice patterns on a farm road, just outside the studio.