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qigong exercise, for mindfulness philosophy & practice

Posted 2 weeks ago with 4 notes


ask yourself in everything “how can i make this weirder??”

{text from Interlude I by Alt-J}

Posted 8 months ago with 10 notes

earn your wings

Posted 10 months ago with 17 notes

ask yourself in everything “how can i make this weirder??”

Posted 10 months ago with 11 notes

poster design: Artist in Residence lectures: Miida Seiichiro 

publication/printed matter/printmaking: reacquire primordial force

image is by Miida Seiichiro, typography by me.

Posted 11 months ago with 3 notes

I made a poster with a glow-in-the-dark secret!

From Bruce Mau’s excellent Incomplete Manifesto (to be clear, it is a page full of great tips for designers and artists) comes a rule I live by:

Don’t clean your desk; you might find something in the morning that you can’t see tonight.

The blue layer is regular silk-screen ink, the invisible layer is glow-in-the-dark! It was difficult to take a good picture of the glow-in-the-dark (this was in my tiny bathroom so it was nice and dark) but this should give you some idea.

I still have around 30 prints, all different (some are in pink & lime!) so if anyone wants one, buy me a beer and we’ll talk!

Posted 1 year ago with 13 notes

My new poster design for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop - some of the workshop’s writers are doing a panel on the Revival of the Literary Salon at the upcoming AWP conference. 

It is lettered entirely by hand, took me hours!

Posted 1 year ago with 16 notes

"type design" (yeaahhh) 

for a poster for the upcoming ANDERLING exhibition at school which will include my work and yeah

Posted 1 year ago with 3 notes

next typography exercise.. the same text now trying to get you to buy stuff

oh i’m sorry is that the sound of your eyes bleeding

(This is actually the first two paragraphs of the Wiki page on the concept of Diminishing Returns in Economics. Don’t ask me what they’re talking about)

Posted 1 year ago with 4 notes

Poster concept for Japanese Art seminar at Leiden University

Posted 2 years ago with 4 notes

hey dutch kids everyone have a happy queen’s day?

90s party coming up, sharing the design with you so you know i’m alive sort of

i’m sorry this poster is like a bomb made to disable eyes

a couple of new people started following me… thanks and welcome aboard this sunny cruise ship! haha if you lot want to see all the images i reblog, go here it will be fulfilling i promise. this blog is my own illustration and design work only.

ok la-di-da

Posted 2 years ago with 4 notes

When I was in the Ardennes in Belgium with my family-in-law a few weeks ago, I was very charmed by the local typography. Have a taste!

Posted 2 years ago with 1 note

You guys were so nice to take an interest in my silly hair! Thanks for the lovely compliments and here, have a flapper!

(The kanji in the background say 少女時代 or “girls’ generation in old hand drawn Japanese lettering; I found the 少女 somewhere and guessed my own version of the 時代 (good type drawing practice, insert geeky derp heeere)

I do want to post more drawings so maybe I should draw more ggggg

Posted 2 years ago with 8 notes

On March 9th the Gerrit Noordzij award for typography was awarded to Karel Martens. The Hague’s Type & Media grad students made posters for the previous winner, the amazing Wim Crouwel - several of them are presented here for your viewing pleasure!

If you look closely, you’ll see how each poster is actually one letter of the alphabet, and together they spell out Wim Crouwel ‘12.

Posted 2 years ago with 8 notes