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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
, Posted in CV

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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Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28

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

The work is part of the Rietveld academie’s annual graduation poster and diploma design ‘time capsule’, curated by Henk Groenendijk.

Dates: Saturday 3 November – Sunday 25 November 2018. 

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

Gräphic Giant

Title Gräphic Giant stationary cards
Year 2018
Size A5 (8x on printing sheet)
Technique 4 colour screenprint on coloured cardstock
Edition 100 cards

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October 30th, 2018
, Posted in Print

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
, Posted in Featured in

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

Paradiso 50

Title Rock On! Paradiso 50 poster
Year 2018
Technique Screenprint
Size A2 – 42 x 59 cm
Colours 2
Printing Kees Maas zeefdruk, Ruinen
Edition 20 

An homage to the most basic tool of rock ‘n roll music, on the occasion of Paradiso’s 50 years anniversary.

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September 22nd, 2018
, Posted in Posters

Flyways Open

Flyways, my project for the Noord/Zuidlijn is now open! Photography Q Kunst.

Title Flyways
Project Design for subway station platform
Client Gemeente Amsterdam, Dienst Metro en Tram
Location NoordZuidlijn, station Noord, Amsterdam
Size L 130 x W 13 meters
Technique Inlay of ceramic tiles cut by aquajet

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July 22nd, 2018
, Posted in & Architecture