Hansje van Halem
Graphic designer Hansje van Halem (1978) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL) and gathered international recognition with her distinctive typography and geometric, almost psychedelic illustrations built on complex patterns. Van Halem digitally scratches, draws or weaves her letters and designs postages stamps, posters and illustrations. Her design-experiments sometimes also lead to commissioned applications for public space, including a border fence at Dutch airport Schiphol. Her work is in the collection of museums, amongst others the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL).