Typographic Night — With Carmen Dusmet Carrasco, Marthe Prins & WRS_THG

‘Chalk Games’ by Arthur Leipzig, 1950

Page Not Found is excited to welcome you to the first of our Typographic Nights, curated by Trang Ha and Paulina Trzeciak.

Following new covid-measures, this Typographic Night has been rescheduled to take place in the afternoon of Saturday 4 December at 15:00!

“Typographic Nights” are a space for graphic designers and the public to gather around understandings and misunderstandings of the graphic design process. Audience members are asked to bring texts which they would like to see transformed into visual works. These could be either small pieces of their own writing, borrowed fragments, or hand-picked inspirational quotes. The invited designers and typographers will materialise these texts into beautiful printed matter on the spot, demonstrating their skills and knowledge. Works will be printed the same night, ready to take home. Together we will reveal the curiosity, fun, improvisation and care that are part of graphic design, from choosing a typeface to applying analog materials, and much more!

This Typographic Night features live design performances by Carmen Dusmet Carrasco, Marthe Prins & WRS_THG.

Trang Ha is a multidisciplinary designer/artist based in The Hague (NL). She uses the language of design to observe and address cultural complexities presented in modern society. Her frequent subjects are food, community, alternative knowledge, storytelling and ecology. In her practice, Trang underlines the importance of collaboration, an environment in which different thoughts can mingle and “contaminate” each other to achieve a more layered and inclusive outcome. Besides her personal works, Trang is also taking commissions in the field of creative coding and catering. She finished her BA Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) in 2020.

Paulina Trzeciak is a visual artist and designer with a wide range of artistic practices. Paulina is currently based in The Hague (NL), where she is finishing her BA Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK). Paulina’s practice is highly influenced by her academic background, as seen in her frequent incorporation of social theories and political perspectives. In the field of design, her main interests are conceptual design, digital culture and curation. Besides these interests, she is equally fascinated by the use of fictional elements in design. She believes in its power to explore possible futures by creating speculative and alternative scenarios, shaping the complexity of the social-political landscape.

Carmen Dusmet is a video artist and graphic designer based in The Hague (NL). Her practice involves both the pursuit of research-based works and commissioned projects. When working with clients she mainly makes books (sometimes websites), with special care for typography and storytelling. Her artistic practice materialises through the moving-image, text and sound. Beginning from personal experiences, she focuses on how socioeconomic structures affect individual and collective identities. She understands her work as a contemplating lens of an uncertain future; a tool to speculate and reflect on the unpredictability of survival, growing up, ageing, change and hope. She is interested in exploring conditions for image consumption through formats and mediums. Currently, she is co-running Home Cinema, an online temporary video broadcast that responds to the question: what can we see together now that we cannot see each other?

WRS_THG is the creation of The Hague-based print-Lover, neon Enthusiast, and paper fetishist, Anna. The label is a mixture of the two cities that she sees as home; Warsaw and The Hague. For years, Anna has been addicted to screen printing and colour research. She graduated with two graphic design diplomas; the first from Fine Art Academy in Łódź, Poland (ASP – Akademia Sztuk Pięknych), and the second from The Royal Academy of Art in the Hague (KABK – Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten), The Netherlands.

Marthe Prins is an artist, researcher and activist based in Amsterdam. They study the visual languages that shape sites of knowledge production, seeking to steer the course of its validation away from oppressive ‘enlightened’ patriarchal practices. Materialised in exhibition spaces, through writing and by performing bodies home and abroad — their recent works plea for gossip as political practice, target the visual rhetorics of privatised border security, stage a linguistic PA singing songs to ‘semio-capital’, quantify individualised spiritual labour and, point towards ‘indexing diagrams’ as key figures in the rise of a sophio-fascism. Prins teaches artistic research and performance at eminent academies both in and outside the Netherlands and works as researcher bridging the arts and academia.

Event starts at 15:00. Entrance is free.

If you have written materials (quick notes, midnight ideas, observations, poems, lyrics, etc!) which you’d like to see designed and printed, please bring them along.

Please note: This is a seated event. We kindly ask you to show a valid proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test result at the entrance. Our shop will be open for book browsing.