July 22, 20140 comments
I was first introduced to Karel Martens through his monograph, Printed Matter. I’ve been an admirer ever since. Karel Martens graduated from the Arnhem Academy of Art and Industrial Arts in Holland in 1961. Since then he has worked primairly as a freelance graphic designer. Throughout his career, in addition to his commissioned work, he produced countless prints and three-dimensional pieces. He has taught graphic design since 1977, and is currently senior critic in graphic design at Yale University. I cannot say enough about his work. For consistency sake, all of these images come from Hyphen Press — Printed Matter (1996), Counterprint (2004).