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, 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.