[theatro]. Maria Lalou. Onomatopee

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9th, 2015
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[theatro] is a rhythmical reading experience, a 5,5 meters long transcript of a seminar performance, reflecting it’s original pulse and duration. [theatro] expands on the notion of ’view’ (‘thea’ in Greek, where the word ’theatre’ comes from). The word ‘view’ is also the root of the word ‘theory’ [coming from the junction of the words ’thea’(=view) and ‘oro’( =to perceive)]. Aiming towards theory as practice, [theatro] is a new work of Lalou in the form of a book written in two languages Greek and English.

Introduction by Alena Alexandrova

Graphic design : Yin Yin Wong / Werkplaats Typografie
Size closed 12 x 16 cm, open: 49.3 x 16 cm (leporello)

Edition of 500


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The Wake of Dust. Thomas Hauser

Posted in photography on November 21st, 2015
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The Wake of Dust. Thomas Hauser

Images by Thomas Hauser
Design by Fred Cave

Printed at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, NL
Plaatsmaaken, Arnhem, NL
Drukkerij Wihabo, Geffen, NL
Bound at Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Nijmegen, NL

Edition of 200
Published 2015


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The Fox #4. Mathew Whittington (Ed.) Werkplaats Typografie.

Posted in magazines, writing on February 11th, 2014
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The Fox #4. Mathew Whittington (Ed.) Werkplaats Typografie.

A Fox in a Trap: Charles Nodier
Animals Again: Esther Leslie & Ben Watson
Oliver Twist and the Werewolf of London: Bill Sikes, Bull’s Eye, and Biopolitics: Bill Hutchison
The Fox Helps: Kristen Gallerneaux Brooks
Heidegger the Fox: Hannah Arendt
Tame Beasts: on obedience: Federico Campagna
The Burrow: Franz Kafka
Foxface: Mabli Elliman
Monsters & Messiahs: Mike Davis
The Rustle of Language: Roland Barthes
A New Experimental Method for an Anthropology of Things (or, An Agony in Five Fits): Hermione Spriggs
The Last Chapter: P.-J. Stahl
And including contributions from Valentijn Goethals, Daniel Arsham, Melissa Pilon, Leonard van Munster, Tetsuo Mukai, and Paul Elliman.

Edited and Designed by Mathew Whittington
Contributing Editors: Paul Elliman, Hermione Spriggs
Publisher: Werkplaats Typografie
Language: English
Pages: 144

Price: €10.00

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Air inside the bones. Gonçalo Sena, Robert Macfarlane, Pedro A.H. Paixão. Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ.

Posted in writing on February 23rd, 2013
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Air inside the bones. Gonçalo Sena, Robert Macfarlane, Pedro A.H. Paixão. Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ.

Concepts and drawings by Gonçalo Sena, texts by Robert Macfarlane and Pedro A.H. Paixão.

Notes on Air inside the bones:

First published in 1856, John Ruskin’s “Modern Painters vol.IV: Of Mountain Beauty” reflects on the geology of the Alps i terms of landscape observation and its moral and spiritual influences on those living nearby. The “mountainous mask” list derives from the original Index of that book.

Note on Pedro A.H. Paixão’s text:

The text presented here is the development of a selection of notes written, at first, on the margins of my red drawings series, and after – conserving its informal shape, without reference notes -, as a reflection on affinities to Goncalo Senas use of drawing in his projects. The double ‘||’ within the text means not so much a paragraph division, but a lapse in time, allowing the text to remain as a condensed block, and to exhibit its journal nature, here exempted of places and dates.

Design: Stefano Faoro, Werkplaats Typografie/ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Typografie: ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Langauge: English
Edition: 250 Copies

D 10€

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Cosmic mental therapy. Werkplaats Typografie @ Motto Berlin. 07.02.2013

Posted in Events, Motto Berlin event on February 5th, 2013
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Cosmic mental therapy
In the realm of the necessary decision

February 7th, 2013
from 7pm

There was an empty room in the back of the Werkplaats Typografie. One day, that void has been pushed out of the two doors. In 2012 eighteen people had to find that space somewhere else.

During six separate excursions, throughout Arnhem and the Netherlands, they explored the potentialities of the destruction and construction of new lands, they travelled far in order to look back, they tried to escape to freedom in a dead-end, they cancelled a day, and they finally found nowhere-man in nowhere-land. They searched for the room that they had lost, or for the conditions and materials with which to rebuild it, and in doing so began to expand the walls of the school along a whole new set of trajectories and possibilities.

Cosmic mental therapy, In the realm of the necessary decision is a collection of texts that were gathered through the past year as the Werkplaats Typografie participants of Year 12 and Year 13 collectively attempted to identify, destroy or run from established sovereignty in an attempt to search for something new.

Edited by Noah Venezia and Stefano Faoro with support from Maxine Kopsa
Designed by Noah Venezia
Published by Werkplaats Typografie / ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, 2013


BEST BOOKS 2009 – MAPPING THE LIBRARY. Werkplaats Typografie.

Posted in Motto Berlin store on October 16th, 2010


BEST BOOKS 2009 – MAPPING THE LIBRARY. Werkplaats Typografie.
Concept and supervised by: Experimental Jetset.

BEST BOOKS 2009 – MAPPING THE LIBRARY is the outcome of a workshop conducted by Experimental Jetset at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, May – June 2010, part of the annual Best Books project at WT. For MAPPING THE LIBRARY, the participants were asked to turn their favourite books 2009 into maps; consequently, formal connections among the selected books were made that in turn resulted in a giant 16-piece collective map.

D 7,5€
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