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
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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
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portrait HL studio
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 professional spectrum.

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January 3rd, 2019
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At Rijnstate 2017. Photograpy Jeroen Glas.

“Harmen Liemburg (1966) originally trained as a cartographer. In search of a way to increase his opportunities for expression in the graphic field, Liemburg eventually enrolled at Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He became part of a new generation of designers, one closely connected to the world of visual arts, museums and education. In many ways, Liemburg is an artist in the traditional sense. Obsessed with screen printing, he uses the medium to create a variety of unexpected results.”
Edo Smitshuijzen

January 2nd, 2019
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Harmen Liemburg

July 1, 1966
Lisse, the Netherlands


Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam,
Graphic Design department, graduation (BA) 1998

University of Utrecht,
Social Geography/Cartography, graduation (MA) 1992

January 2nd, 2019
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Professional Activities 1998 – TODAY


Graphic design, screenprinting & journalism.


Festival Internationale de l’Affiche et des Arts Graphiques de Chaumont
Kunst & Gewerbe Museum, Hamburg
La Fête du Graphisme, Paris
Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich, Plakatsammlung
Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich, Grafiksammlung
Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Poster Museum/Lahti Art Museum, Lathi
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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January 1st, 2019
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Dutch Posters 1997-2017

Work featured in Dutch Posters 1997-2017 A selection by Anthon Beeke

In 1997 Anthon Beeke (1940 – 2018) published Dutch Posters 1960-1996. Meanwhile this book has become a collecters item. Since then, no other overview on Dutch posters design has been published. According to Janneke Smale en Omar Saiid, the initiators of this publication, A good moment to come up with Part 2.

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October 28th, 2018
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Flyways in NRC

Hij zag Waterland en het station kreeg vogels, text (in Dutch) Kester Freriks in NRC Handelsblad, 20 mei 2018.

May 20th, 2018
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Newest Studio

My current quarters at Arnhems Buiten Energy Business Park, located inside a former TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) building at the former KEMA area.

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September 1st, 2017
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New Studio


Moved out of the Amsterdam city centre, to a more quiet and green environment in the east of the Netherlands.

Living and working now at Buitenplaats Koningsweg, a former military area (scrambled in Google maps until recently) in-between Deelen Air Base and National Park de Hoge Veluwe.

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November 1st, 2015
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