Amsterdam studio 2015. Photography Jorrit ‘t Hoen.
Hello, my name is Harmen Liemburg. I’m a graphic designer and screenprinter, mostly working on the autonomous side of the spectrum.
For each project, I immerse myself in the visual aspects of a certain topic, including clichés or apparent trivia.
I see beauty in everyday traffic signs, logos and ephemeral packaging designs that most people just take for granted or maybe don’t even notice at all.
The visual buildingblocks that I’m constantly collecting, are often redrawn and adjusted for the screenprinting process. The separate elements take on a new role and meaning by combining them with others, and together are telling a new story.
Beforehand, I never know where I’ll end up, but I trust that my research and working process will take me to an interesting place. Each project is a graphic exploration in itself, expanding my knowledge on visual and material culture.
And when the work is done, you can usually find me somewhere outside on a bike, in a kayak, or camping out in the wild…