Thursday, November 17, 2005


From reading a book a new idea
(symbolized by a corn-ear)

can come up and become fertile

Ben Tomlow

designed this ex libris for me. It appears in many of my so beloved books and in also in other creative applications.

Ben was a colleague for some years.

He was a great typographic designer indeed.
Together we worked in a book publishing
company in Holland. His exquisite taste,
his patience in explaining
and his intense hate of vulgarity
made him
one of the best colleagues I ever had.

He fought for his ideas and studied

in the evenings to make his work

every time more beautiful.

Thanks again, Ben, for so many lessons

in typographic beauty that you have given
to me.

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