Workshop with students at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, exploring Western letterforms.
From Aug 26–Sept 9, Henk virtually taught a conceptual alphabet poster workshop at the Fine Arts College of SHNU (Shanghai Normal University). Some of our favorite student projects are shown here.
On Nov. 14, 2020, Henk gave a talk to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / L'Académie royale des arts du Canada (RCA /ARC) in Ottawa.
The presentation gave an overview of the role graphic design played in supporting resistance efforts during the occupation of the Netherlands in WWII, and how subsequent events and key figures helped build the groundwork that would lead to he “Golden Age” of Dutch graphic design in the 1980–90s — a subject dear to his heart!
Her Excellency, Ines Coppoolse, Ambassador at the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Canada, was kind enough to provide an illuminating introduction.
In July, Henk conducted a virtual workshop organized by ROSSO Arts in Shanghai with a group of students from different Chinese cities.