When did you start letterpress printing?:
When I quit my day job last year to start my own creative studio. I went on vacation to New York and did a course at Studio on the Square. Back in Amsterdam I did another course at the Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam.
What do you like best about letterpress printing?:
The authenticity. The fact that you get your hands dirty during the process and the smell of the ink.
What inspires you?:
Going out and looking around is my main source of inspiration. Wether that is just to the end of the street or on a trip to the other side of the world. Ideas pop-up at the weirdest moments. But I am also into my daily dose of internet. Scrolling through websites and blogs like pinterest.com, uppercase.squarespace.com, ffffound.com, bloesem.blogs.com and thestylerookie.com.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?:
I work at the Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam (http://www.grafischwerkcentrumamsterdam.nl/). They have 4 different presses including a Heidelberg. I like to use thick etching paper from Hahnemühle for bigger projects. For baby announcements I mostly use Oud Hollands Papier. A Dutch paper that dates back to 1700 something. It was made of old fabric. It's very nice.
How would you describe your artwork?:
That's hard. I feel that I am still in the middle of the process. But I can say that I always try to add handmade aspects to any design I make. That's why my first poster says 'Ma'am step away from the computer.' I really like my daily blog dose, but a computer can also take all your time away. I am trying to balance.
What kind of products do you create?:
So far I made posters, cards and baby announcements, but I've joined a Pop-up Shop project called BoxXshop on the on the 1st of December, so I will have more variety and also some calendars by then.
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Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: