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 Group Shows

Tracing Boards Treasury

Installation view. Photography Andre Witkam.

Project for Richard Niessen’s Palace of Typographic Masonry, Department of Symbol

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October 4th, 2019
, Posted in Posters, Group Shows


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

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 – Double Solo – 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 Solo Show

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.

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July 16th, 2019
, Posted in In Public Space

Sensory impressions

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

Kustaa Saksi: Sensory Impressions. Text for Maharam Stories (2019) by Harmen Liemburg.

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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 Verbeelding Onderweg (Imagination in Transit), a publication documenting the 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