Offshore, A Tip of The Liemburg

Title Offshore, A Tip of The Liemburg
Year 2006
Size H 1189 x W 841 mm
Technique 2 colour screenprint on 120 grams/m2 Natronkraft paper
Edition 20 signed and numbered prints out of 75 prints total

Poster announcing artist-in-residence-lecture at the Art Department of North Eastern University (NEU), Boston MA, Spring semester 2006.

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Inspiration was drawn from local elements such as the university’s seal and material from Ralph’s Supermarket’s Fresh From The Ocean Dept..

Fancy patriotic stuff from the Massachusetts coast, where lobsters are plentyful and whales can be spotted frequently: you can’t be too cute!

Utz Girl is the mascotte of Utz Foods Inc., my favourite brand of potato chips. The gull is from San Francisco, but hey, I’m not a Puritan myself! Anything to serve the design…

Kali Nikitas, who invited me to NEU at the time, portrayed as the Utz girl sporting red curls. Kali is now chairing the graphic design program at OTIS College of Art and Design in L.A..

If you’re into salty material and (material) culture history like me, these 3 books make very informative and entertaining reads: Joe Roman: Whale; Mark Kurlansky: Salt, and Cod.

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February 13th, 2006
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