Upfront


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 Academie

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28


A poster from my graduation project (left) is on display at the Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 anniversary exhition.

Graduation Show Posters 1987–2018
From ’90s boy bands, shocking signatures, world maps, peckish beaks, and magic mushrooms, visit the basement of the Rietveld (RV) Building to view the physical archive of the Academie’s graduation posters, the earliest from 1987 and the most recent from last year. Produced using an array of print methods across time—Screen Printing, Book Printing, Offset, Digital—these posters are visual marks in the illustrious history of the Academie.

The graduation show poster archive was earlier compiled by Henk Groenendijk.

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November 3rd, 2018
, Posted in Rietveld Academie, Shows/Installations

RietveldTV Mailbox

RietveldTV’s Approximately Ten Tour #7: Mailbox by Harmen Liemburg

Watch on Vimeo

While being a graphic design student at the Rietveld Academy during the second half of the nineties, Harmen Liemburg started to collect gallery invitations, seasonal greetings and other printed ephemera he received through postal mail.

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April 18th, 2018
, Posted in Rietveld Academie

Grind the Gap Screenprinting

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Still from project video (image Maurice van Brummelen, Plaatsmaken).

On June 14 and 15, I conducted a two day screenprinting masterclass as part of the Grind the Gap project at Plaatsmaken, together with Plaatsmaken’s masterprinter Mars Wellink. Participants: Amy Whittle, Barry van der Reijt, Nick Liefhebber, RAW Color and Viktor Hachmang.

Watch Grind the Gap project video here.

June 14th, 2017
, Posted in Workshops

BU students workshop at PM

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One day presentation/workshop around screenprinting with graphic design students from Boston University. Photography BU.

Hosted by Plaatsmaken, organised by Cornelia Blatter & Marcel Hermans (COMA Education).

March 13th, 2017
, Posted in Workshops

At home with Rietveld Graduation posters

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A little taste of Amsterdam here in the woods of Arnhem: two wonderful graduation posters made for and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a souvenir in memory of my job as workshop supervisor there.

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July 15th, 2016
, Posted in Rietveld Academie

Washi Washi??

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Couldn’t help spending some money on beautiful rolls of MT and masté washi masking tape. But… what am I going to do with it?

February 22nd, 2016
, Posted in Materials

End Work

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Screenprinted end work by Luca ‘Charli’ Carboni at the Graphic Design department.

After having worked with students for over 5 years, the 2015 final exam exhibition marks THE END of my part time job supervising the Gerrit Rietveld Academie shop for screenprinting on paper.

July 1st, 2015
, Posted in Rietveld Academie

R.I.P. Unico

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Sadly my trusted ink manufacturer Unico, located in Ternat, Begium went bankrupt.

I’ve been using their high quality AQ waterbased inks for almost 20 years, and with pleasure. It won’t be easy to find an alternative…

April 15th, 2015
, Posted in Materials

Ink Stain Billboard

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Made from color test sheets collected over the year at Gerrit Rietveld Academie shop for screenprinting on paper.

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December 20th, 2014
, Posted in Rietveld Academie