Thursday, November 17, 2005
AN EXCEPCIONAL EX LIBRIS
From reading a book a new idea
(symbolized by a corn-ear)
can come up and become fertile
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 alternatives
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