Interview in Graphic Design Worlds/ Words

Interview by Maddalena Dalla Mura, published in Graphic Design Worlds/Words.

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January 26th, 2011
, Posted in Interviews

Graphic Design Worlds – Backstage

Valentina Ciuffi looking around at the Triennale di Milano, where everybody’s getting ready for the opening of Graphic Design Worlds…

Abitare Magazine January 25, 2010

January 25th, 2011
, Posted in In the press

To students looking for an internship

Every month, students looking for an internship, or young design professionals looking for a job, send me nicely crafted portfolios and CV’s.

As a soloist with a small studio at home, I’ve never felt the need to have an intern or assistant, yet. Most of the work I do, needs to be done by myself within my own atmosphere. There’s hardly any division between private/business or work/free time. I just wouldn’t know how to keep you busy all day day long…

I’m always open to meeting people and looking at physical portfolios though, so if you happen to be in the area, please drop by for a visit, okay?

January 1st, 2011
, Posted in Internships

Old Studio

Since I moved to Amsterdam in 1994, I’ve shared many studios with various people. All together, I’ve worked at 11 different locations, a reason to keep things compact and light. This cosy 20 m2 studio at the Elandsstraat, served me well from 2008 to 2015.

Kees Maas preparing a screen at his printshop.

While being a student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Kees Maas introduced me to the principles of the screenprinting process. Since I graduated in 1998, most of my printing was done at his screenprinting shop/ publishing house Kees Maas Zeefdruk/Interbellum Grafiek in Amsterdam Noord.

Photograph left courtesy Johannes Schwartz.

Kees and me were collegues at the same Rietveld Academie, running the shop for screenprinting on paper together from december 2010 until july 2015.

January 1st, 2011
, Posted in Studio

GRAPHIC Magazine #15 – Printing journal

Contribution to GRAPHIC #15 – Printing Journal (Fall 2010).
Text & Design Harmen Liemburg

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September 22nd, 2010
, Posted in In the press

Back to the Future

Cover, +90 degrees

Back to the Future, Étienne Hervy about Black Current in Étapes 15, winter 2009.

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November 10th, 2009
, Posted in In the press

Printing Studio of Making Thoughts


Printing Studio of Making Thoughts, Cora Z in Art & Design (China) Vol 110. 2009.

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February 10th, 2009
, Posted in In the press

Small Studios

Work featured in Small Studios

Small Studios
Editor & Design: Jianping He
Staff: Katharina Wanner, Annika Wolfzettel , Susann Szilágyi , Simone Amrein, Magdalena Leupold
Softcover, 738 pages, 16 x 24 cm
Publisher: PageOne (Singapore) & Hesign (Berlin/Shanghai), Berlin, Jan. 2009

January 7th, 2009
, Posted in In the press

Screen to Screen Dialogue

Mural around Olema, close to Point Reyes National Shore Line, CA

Interview by Chris Reinewald on the occasion of the first viewing of my travelling show Ultralight, at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), January 2009.

Screen to Screen Dialogue

At the beginning of the 21st century it seems as though the art of fine printing like other applied arts, such as textiles, ceramics and glass, is slowly sliding away into the valley of oblivion. It will probably survive for a short while as an activity only to be performed by diehards, a.k.a. crafts artists. This is totally understandable. Who would bother to mess around with ink, paper, acid, screens or stones, or a printing press when the computer and digital print technologies enable us to work with clean hands?

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November 30th, 2008
, Posted in Interviews


Work featured in Postercollection 16: Comix!
Edited by the Museum of Design Zurich, published by Lars Müller Verlag.

September 1st, 2008
, Posted in In the press