Modest Master – Poster

Title Modest Master
Year 2019
Size  A0 = 84 x 120 cm
Technique 2 colour screenprint (black, metallic gold) on 120 g/m2 Natronkraft paper
Edition 20 signed and numbered prints out of 30 total
Printing HL at Kees Maas zeefdruk

Made for the Modest Master’s Mesmerizing Screenprint Shop event, November 2, 2019,

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November 4th, 2019
, Posted in Posters

Interview met Kees Maas


Vouwvel door Meeuwsontwerpt met interview Kees Maas als uitnodiging voor tentoonstelling/ mini symposium op 2 november 2019

De betoverende zeefdrukwerkplaats van de bescheiden meester.
Interview met meester zeefdrukker Kees Maas/ Interview with master screenprinter Kees Maas (text in Dutch).

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November 3rd, 2019
, Posted in Interviews

The Modest Master’s Mesmerizing Screen Print Shop


Stills from a movie by Meeuwsontwerpt showing Interbellum Grafiek editions screenprinted by Kees Maas with a large variety of artists.

Exhibition & presentations From 2 to 17 November at Nautilus Expobar, Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam. Co-curated together with Richard Niessen for the Palace of Typographic Masonry, celebrating the work of master screenprinter Kees Maas.

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November 2nd, 2019
, Posted in Shows/Installations

Secret Creatures

Title Secret Creatures of the Temple 
Year 2019
Size  H 700 x W 500 mm
Technique 3 colour (white, metallic silver, black) screenprint on black 270 grams/m2 Rainbow paper
Edition 20 signed and numbered prints
Printing HL at Kees Maas zeefdruk

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October 4th, 2019
, Posted in Posters, Shows/Installations

Upfront


Kees Maas pasting a new billboard, 2019. Photography Robert Finkei.

UPFRONT – The billboard at the Gerrit Rietveld academie

The billboard at the Gerrit Rietveld academie is a stage for printed art, design and (school)announcements. Throughout the years it also functioned as a showcase of what is possible at the school’s screenprinting shop, seducing students to come down and try this versatile technique for themselves.

The book was conceived, designed and produced as a farewell present for Kees Maas, who supervised the screenprinting workshop with heart and soul from 1996 to 2019.

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September 16th, 2019
, Posted in Rietveld Academie

All-over MKG


Opening All-over show, Museum Kunst und Gewerbe

For the first time after ending our collaboration as Golden Masters (1998 – 2002), Richard Niessen and me are exhibiting together at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.

Show All-over – Neues Grafikdesign aus den Niederlanden
Dates September 13 – January 5, 2020
Curator Jürgen Döring

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September 13th, 2019
, Posted in Shows/Installations

Böcke & Bären – Virtual sgraffito


View of Somalgors74 project space façade. Photography Curdin Thones.

Title Böcke & Bären (Rams & Bears)
Year 2019
Technique  To be viewed through smart phone or tablet
Programming Jan Robert Leegte

Alpine project space Somalgors74  (village of Tschlin, canton of Graubünden, Switzerland) developed an application that allows the experience of virtual sgraffito.

The project aims to give a new impuls to this visual tradition by what is going to be an ongoing series of proposals bij various artists and designers. After a visit to Tschlin and the area summer 2018, the first design was made by me spring 2019.

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July 16th, 2019
, Posted in Work in Architecture

Sensory impressions


Kustaa Saksi, In the fishstrap, 2013. Image courtesy Kustaa Saksi.

The seventh in a series of short articles on art and design written for Maharam

July 14th, 2019
, Posted in Stories

Mosa case-study

Mosa, the manufacturer of the ceramic tiles used for Flyways in the Noord/Zuidlijn, published a Case-study about Flyways.

Read Mosa Notes Issue 2/ Spring 2019 in ‘t Nederlands or English.

June 7th, 2019
, Posted in In the press

Verbeelding Onderweg


First copy presented to city counsillor for Art & Culture Touria Meliani (second right). Photography Odi Busman.

Presentation of publication Verbeelding Onderweg (Imagination in Transit), documenting all art projects in the new Amsterdam subway line.

Title Verbeelding Onderweg – Kunst in de Noord/Zuidlijn
Concept, art direction & realization Smel design agency, Edgar Smaling & Carlo Elias
Text Edo Dijksterhuis
Photography Gert Jan van Rooij, Jorrit ‘t Hoen
Publication Metro en Tram, gemeente Amsterdam

March 29th, 2019
, Posted in In the press