After visiting the workshop of David Kindersley and Lida Lopez Cardozo in October 1986, I felt inspired to find a way to materialize letters in a different dimension from paper. This visit, together with Just van Rossum, had a big impact on me: A new way of approaching letters. Letters were around everywhere and created a beautiful atmosphere.
Lida had written a book on glass engraving explaining a technique to apply letters on glass.
I also came across a book (Rosemary Sassoon, The practical Guide to Lettering and Applied Calligraphy, Thames and Hudson) with a lot of lettering work done by mostly British lettering artists.
Different resultPerhaps it is that I was looking for proof outside the environment of the Academy that type on itself is interesting enough to transform identity and bringing across a message.
Gerrit Noorzij who was teaching writing and type design showed us many ways to enjoy type but until then I never realised it that much.
I was looking for a way to do things well and beautifully and at the same time recognizable.
I bought a hobby drill and grabbed an empty peanut butter jar and took off.