Dutch Profile: Karel Martens, graphic designer

By Geert, January 4, 2013

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 at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem.

Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering, Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen, Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix Commissioned by DutchDFA, Research: Liselotte Francken, Director: Geert van de Wetering Camera: Wiro Felix, Pierre Rezus, Sound: Steven van Dijk, Editor: Geert van de Wetering, Colorcorrection: Maurik de Ridder, Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music