Sensory impressions


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

The seventh in a series of short articles on art and design written for Maharam

July 14th, 2019
, Posted in Stories

Don’t Frighten the Horses

Wouter Klein Velderman. Meyrkoet (left) and Zwarte Ooijevaar (right), 2018. Blow-dried PVC fabric, wood.

The sixth in a series of short articles on art and design written for Maharam

March 14th, 2019
, Posted in Stories

The Palace of Typographic Masonry

Text Harmen Liemburg for Richard NiessenThe Palace of Typographic Masonry, A guided Tour by Dirk van Weelden.

Ed Fella: The Joy of Making

Sixty years in the profession – of which the first thirty were spent working as a commercial artist in Detroit, and the second as a lecturer and artist in Los Angeles. A huge body of work. And I only have a few paragraphs to explain why every graphic designer should know him: self-described ‘exit level designer’ Ed Fella… But what the hell, let’s give it a try! 

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October 22nd, 2018
, Posted in Stories

WPA National Park Posters


Doug Leen and Brian Maebius. Hawaii detail, 2007.

Text Harmen Liemburg. The sixth in a series of short articles on art and design objects written for Maharam.

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December 24th, 2013
, Posted in Stories

Vlisco


Ted van de Ven, La Famille, 1952.

The fifth of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam. Text Harmen Liemburg.

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April 17th, 2013
, Posted in Stories

Europa


Europa figurehead starboardside. Photography courtesy of Annalies Liemburg.

Europa by Harmen Liemburg.
The fourth of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

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September 20th, 2012
, Posted in Stories

Roadside Silhouettes

The third of a series of short stories on design objects written for Maharam. Text Harmen Liemburg.

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July 1st, 2012
, Posted in On The Road, Stories

Fluo Husky

Fluo Husky is the first of a series of short texts on design objects written for Maharam.

May 1st, 2012
, Posted in Stories

Nederlands Steendrukmuseum


Lithographers at work, around 1890. Image from Het Nederlands Steendrukmuseum.

Text Harmen Liemburg (in Dutch) for Items Magazine 1/2012.

Kleur in het alledaagse leven
Vanaf de uitvinding van de machinale produktie van papier en het drukken door middel van losse letters rond 1400, werd voor de produktie van drukwerk voor bijna 400 jaar overwegend gebruik gemaakt van hoog- en diepdruk. In 1796 komt daar verandering in als de 25 jarige Aloys Senefelder, zoekend naar een manier om teksten voor een toneelstuk in eigen beheer te vermenigvuldigen, de ‘chemische drukkerij’ ofwel de vlakdruk ontdekt.

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March 16th, 2012
, Posted in Reviews

Interview with Almanak

Full Focus on Items
Interview with Almanak, responsible for the new looks of Items magazine.

Text Harmen Liemburg (in Dutch) for Items Magazine 1/2012.

Barbara Hennequin, Jeremy Jansen en Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen zijn samen Almanak, de nieuwe ontwerpers van Items. Vanuit hun studio in het oude depotgebouw van het voormalige Gemeentearchief aan de Tolstraat in de Amsterdamse wijk De Pijp, werken ze zowel individueel als collectief aan uiteenlopende ontwerpprojecten. Almanak, zeggen ze nadrukkelijk, is geen bureau. Harmen Liemburg zocht hen op.

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March 15th, 2012
, Posted in Interviews