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a life in letterpress

(thanks to ‘JD’ for the tip)

m / 13-04-2017 09:57 - tags: , , , , , ,  

boom

…When something is new, that’s when it’s at its best,… You have these books where there is text along the edges. Imagine if you could do that now. People have gotten more conservative…

check out this recent interview with irma boom in the new york times

m / 25-01-2017 09:08 - tags: , , , , ,  

purpose

“If you work in software or design in 2016, you also work in politics.” No one works in a vacuum anymore. We live in a world where a few big problems—ranging from mass income disparity to normalized bigotry to unstoppable misinformation—are so multifaceted that no single project can take them on. Like much of the public, many designers ignored these issues for a long time. And in the worst cases, they enabled such behaviors across digital platforms that connect the world in milliseconds, messing things up at a magnitude our forefathers could only have dreamed of. Be more mindful about how your work interrelates to the greatest problems in the world today.

a great little article to wave goodbye to 2016 with… happy christmas all, see you next year again x

m / 23-12-2016 12:13 - tags: , ,  

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: , , , ,  

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: , , , , ,