A while ago, Waldorf Claw asked me if I wanted to create a dual exposition with him at NVT Galerie (Ghent, Belgium). The thing is: I’m a graphic designer, not really an artist, or this is how I see myself. True, I did/do graffiti and I practice some hand lettering, but no way was I ready to do an exposition.

To make a long story short: Waldorf convinced me and so we started sketching. He told me that he wanted to show his audience that he’d grown out of his typical sliced-animal drawings, into a more abstract, mature style. This expo would be the perfect opportunity to showcase this.

“Traveling on orbits of a black rainbow, illuminated by neon signs of impurity. Looking for the delight of a mythical unicorn. Typography as a medium to communicate with a sponge.”

-Plastik Palmtrees

Plastik Palmtrees, this would be the perfect representation of what we had in mind the theme should be: travelling through Miami in the Eighties or to be on the road in general.

A lot of time went into creating the right vision so we could create the right work. For me that meant I was doing a lot of research into typography of that particular time, and doing a lot of practice besides that.

Finally
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After approximately six months of work, the expo finally arrived. Instead of writing more, here are the photos taken by Suus Van Laere.

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Not only did Suus Van Laere a great job on capturing the opening of our expo, so did Joachim Pierre, a very good friend of mine who made this awesome aftermovie, enjoy!