Evoking meaning, rather than boldly presenting truth: this is the essence of typographer Karel Martens' work. To achieve this he likes to experiment with numbers, abstract figures and vivid colors.
During the seventies Karel Martens worked for SUN, a socialist publisher led by a group of highly motivated individuals. He succeeded in giving all their publications a very distinctive appearance.
Martens has been teaching throughout most of his career. Like for instance here at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem.
Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering
Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
Research: Liselot Francken
Director: Geert van de Wetering
Camera: Wiro Felix, Pierre Rezus
Sound: Steven van Dijk
Editor: Geert van de Wetering
Colour Correction: Maurik de Ridder
Music/Sound Design: Pastelle Music
Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Commissioned by DutchDFA
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