Dutch Profiles: Karel Martens

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Evoking meaning, rather than boldly presenting truth: this is the essence of typographer Karel Martens' work.

To achieve this he likes to experiment with numbers, abstract figures and vivid colours.

During the seventies Karel Martens worked for SUN, a socialist publisher led by a group of highly motivated individuals. He succeeded in giving all their publications a very distinctive appearance.

 

Martens has been teaching throughout most of his career. Like for instance here at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem.

Video credits

Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering

Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen

Research: Liselotte Francken

Director: Geert van de Wetering

Camera: Wiro Felix, Pierre Rezus

Sound: Steven van Dijk

Editor: Geert van de Wetering

Colour correction: Maurik de Ridder

Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music

Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix

Commissioned by DutchDFA