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One more muse… Jan Bons

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Another poetry collection from the Muze-series, this one was designed and illustrated by Jan Bons in 1958. Bons is a Dutch graphic designer, famous for the posters he made for the IDFA film festival or theatre de Appel, both in Amsterdam. He uses paper cut and collage technique a lot. Watching the excellent documentary by Lex Reitsma on his life and method of designing can only make today’s designers jealous of the freedom this man worked in, both practical and mental. Google him on images and you will become a happier person, guaranteed.

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De Muze vertelt
Poetry collected by J.C. Brandt Corstius and Han G. Hoekstra
CPNB – 1958
Illustrations and typography by Jan Bons
Book format: 135 x 215 mm

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One Response

  1. Jeroen Bons says:

    I’m sorry to inform you that Theatre de Appel is called: ‘Toneelgroep de Appel’
    not located in Amsterdam but in The Hague.
    In Amsterdam was however a theater-group called:
    ‘Toneelgroep Studio’
    and Jan Bons did design a series of posters for them previously to his work for ‘de Appel’.

    Kind regards,
    Jeroen Bons

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