Thursday, September 22, 2011

pleased to meet you:

fun facts:
  • born in Amsterdam, 1926
  • studied design at the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheids Onderwijs (now Rietveld Academie)
  • taught typesetting and layout at his alma mater
  • he quit teaching and moved to Switzerland to pursue illustrating
  • he wanted to stay, but unfortunately renewing his visa proved difficult
  • in 1956 he moved to Ireland to work for O'Kennedy Brindley Advertising, he settled in Dublin
  • he maintained a successful freelancing career in Ireland, designing at least 170 book covers and 35 LP covers between 1958 and 1988
... and no big deal, he just had a rockin' goatee.

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