Can I send you some interview questions for my school project?

Can I send you some interview questions for my school project?

Students e-mail me interview requests fairly often.
It really depends on my schedule, sometimes I will answer your questions, sometimes I'm too busy and won't be able to make time for your interview. It's adviseable to look at this FAQ and the online interviews first to see if perhaps your questions are already covered. (View the news section for the links to these.)

If you still plan to send your interview, I suggest you limit your questions to 3 and avoid standard questions. Be creative!
Can I contact you for an internship position?

Can I contact you for an internship position?

Currently I do not offer internship positions or work experience trajectories.

If a position becomes available in the future, the position and requirements will be posted it on this website and the usual social networks.
Some of your designs are printed with mimeograph printing technique? What is mimeograph?

Some of your designs are printed with mimeograph printing technique? What is mimeograph?

Some people may remember a mimeograph/stencil machine from their school as a rather crude reproduction device that printed in black only. Those crude machines were considered obsolete in the 80s and dumped on a large scale. The Nijmegen based Knust printing house rescued them from the trash and became experts in pushing the limits of these machines, using multiple colours in separate print runs.

Meanwhile, the mimeograph technique had gone in stealth mode and manufactorers improved their machines a lot. These new machines are now sold under a different name to avoid the connection with those old crude machines, but technically, it's still mimeograph. This new school device, called Risograph by the manufactorer, is the machine used by Knust for the mimeographed designs on this site.

NB: There is also a simpler, manual version of the machine for home use. It used to be very popular in Japan in the eighties. It's called a Gocco printer.
One of your shirts I like is totally sold out according to the retailer. Can I get it somewhere after all?

One of your shirts I like is totally sold out according to the retailer. Can I get it somewhere after all?

These T-shirts are mostly sold exclusively by the apparel company I made the design for. They are not for sale in my web store and I don't have copies available. (Except for the demo copy that I wear myself and is washed gazillion times. No really, you woudn't want that one.)

If your favourite T-shirt is sold out, your best chance to get your hands on one is to contact the retailer and ask for a reprint!
What are your favourite tools?

What are your favourite tools?

Obviously, the computer is an important tool which I use a lot. But there's a certain joy in working by hand that is irreplaceable.
I love working with cheap, black markers and white-out fluid. I use mechanical pencils with coloured lead, a collection of black ink pens from the brand Kuretake and childrens sketchbook paper or regular printer paper.

Apart from that I've a library that contains a collection of found or self made textures that I scanned in. If the right texture isn't in there, I end up foraging the studio in order to find the perfect item. (You can find me trying to scan the curtains on those occasions.)

The picture on the left shows a few of my favourite markers.