From 2007 – 2017 I worked as a graphic designer.
In the last two years, I made 4 projects in public space at Doesburg (Gelderland, NL)
Because of the 777th anniversary of Doesburg (2014-2015 september), the plan was to publish 7 poems on walls of domestic homes. In Dutch we call it “muurgedichten”.
It took a lot of time to paint, so in the first place the budget came to 3 poems.
Later on, in 2016, there came another ability to paint one extra: a special one with Chinese characters.
Here an impression with Dutch articles and other publications:
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Click on link, to read article and see video
Nr. 1 : Poem written by J.C. van Schagen (1891-1985), part 8 of ‘Vertikaal’.
Location: corner Koepoortstraat / Korte Koepoortstraat
Working hours: about 40 hours (typography, design plan, creating contours, and lots of painting)
Media article: doesburgdirect.nl/wethouder-onthult-eerste-muurgedicht-in-doesburg/
Media interview: Doesburg TV
Media local tv: omroepgelderland.nl/nieuws/2083042/Eerste-Doesburgse-muurgedicht-onthuld
Nr. 2 : Poem written by city poet Jan Vijn, in order of ‘Waterkant festival’ that took place during the festivities of 777.
Location: corner Veerpoortstraat / Korte Veerpoortstraat
Working hours: about 20 hours (typography, design plan, creating contours, and painting)
Nr. 3 : Poem written by city poet Jan Vijn, due to death of our mayor during the festivities of 777.
Location: on the building ‘Het Arsenaal’ – Kloosterstraat 15, attached with a transparant (acrylic) plate.
Explanation: Because of the rules of this national monument we were not allowed to paint directly on the wall. We have got the permission for this plate, and we had to put the attachments in the cement, and not in the bricks.
Working hours: about 16 hours (typography, design plan, lots of measure, painting, and remove foil between letters)
Media article: doesburgdirect.nl/muurgedicht-voor-overleden-burgemeester-kees-luesink/
Media local tv: Doesburg TV – reveal poem
Media online: straatpoezie.nl – with picture of poem totally
Nr. 4 : Poem written by Chinese man Bai Juyi (Middle Ages: 772-846).
Location: Bergstraat 46
Working hours: about 32 hours (knowledge of calligraphy, design plan, creating contours, and lots of painting)
Media article: doesburgdirect.nl/burgemeester-van-doesburg-onthult-chinees-muurgedicht/
Media local tv: Doesburg TV – reveal poem – complete story
Media online: straatpoezie.nl – Dutch translation
Here ‘the making of’ :
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Nr. 2, location: corner Veerpoortstraat / Korte Veerpoortstraat
Photo: Harm-Jan Weevers