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The Modest Master's Mesmerizing Screen Print Shop

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Poster Paradiso 50 years, Kees Maas, 2018

Exhibition

From 2 to 17 November at Nautilus Expobar, Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam.

One of the nine departments in The Palace of Typographic Masonry is that of Poetics, dedicated to all techniques and form elements of graphic design. The "palette" that the designer works with (including material, software, binding method, shape, size, texture, color, grid, composition and also the various reproduction techniques) is given a place here.

Screen printing is a technique that makes it easy to produce graphic work, with great advantages with regard to size, color strength and material.

To focus attention on the different aspects of screenprinting and celebrate the workplace as a place for inspiration and exchange, "The Modest Master's Mesmerizing Screen Print Shop" is added to the Palace.

The reason for this is the departure of Kees Maas (Eindhoven, 1953) from the screen printing workshop of the Rietveld Academy and the relocation of his own workshop from the Zamenhofstraat in Amsterdam to Ruinen in Drenthe.
Kees Maas was part of 'De Enschedese School', founder of graphic publishing house Interbellum, made posters for Paradiso, ran the workplace at Rietveld and much more. A unique and important figure with a good excuse not to have to start his own art.

Amongst other things the exhibition will show more than 60 posters Maas made for 'Achter de Ramen', a series of monthly exhibitions he curated himself at BO-01, Borneoeiland, Amsterdam.