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10 + 12 years

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last night i hosted an interview/round-table discussion with my good friends from fontanel, regarding their ten-year anniversary and how things have changed or evolved during that specific period

we had a great talk about many (mostly) internet/social/design-related topics and managed to make a considerable amount of beer, gin and 12 year-old whisky disappear (as if by magic) in the process, i also made them a special pair of specs (with my 3D pen) to help find the right path in the following ten years…

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it was a blast see you soon guys and looking forward to reading the article in the coming weeks here

m / 29-11-2016 13:58 - tags: , , , ,  

heavyweight

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just arrived in the studio last week: my copy of this analogue masterpiece mongrel rapture almost 3 kilos of paper & beauty, delivered in book form

m / 29-11-2016 13:50 - tags: , , , ,  

max

m / 26-11-2016 15:07 - tags: , , ,  

type hunters – kunstuur

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check out this charming little documentary from dutch TV show ‘kunstuur’ called type hunters, which follows four typographers (erik spiekermann & bas from ‘underware’ amongst others) who discuss the type in their city and what it means to them

(still available online, for a limited time and in dutch only)

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on a related note also check this website lost fonts of amsterdam

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(thanks to peter kortleve) for the tip

m / 11-11-2016 11:51 - tags: , , , , ,  

GD

…in that moment the designer was the client and the designer at the same time. They could express themselves in a way which was inspiring. This, was for me, a pure laboratory where the designers could go really very far. This was also the period where we worked together with Cranbrook Academy in Detroit which was at that moment the most avante-garde art school in America. The Head of Graphic Design Catherine McCoy visited me and was so impressed by the way we approached our work that she asked if she could send some interns. I said ‘of course’ and there is a lot of influence from Cranbrook Academy in this work as well…

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an interview with gert dumbar and my buddy graham sturt from VBAT, well worth a read even if you know the dumbar story and his opinions already… nice job graham!