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About Frans Lieshout

After his education at the Rietveld Academy Frans Lieshout worked for twelve years as a designer at Total Design in Amsterdam, where he, among other things, designed the books Total Design and Total Design 2. He was a typography teacher at the Academy St. Joost in Breda and the Academy of Modern Art in Rotterdam and gave workshops typography and design at the Hochschule der Künste , Berlin and at the Department of Design Universite du Quebec, Montreal. In Paris he was a jury member at the Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Graphiques. Frans exhibited at 'Holland in Vorm' in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. At the Brno Biennial in 1990 he won the silver medal. His work has been published in several international journals and books, such as Experimental Design by G. Igildo Biesele and Basic Typography 'Design with letters' by Ruedi Rüegg.

For 15 years now Frans works as a graphic and spatial designer at Cascade - Visual communications in Amsterdam; he is particularly fascinated with visual typography from past to present, from typographic printing to computer.

Oh, oh, oh - Spring lunch in Voorhout, snippets of a conversation. (10*)

Book and photography from images of the book.


May 20 2006, nine people gather in Voorhout to celebrate spring.
They have lunch from twelve noon to twelve midnight.
They talk with one another, past and through one another.
They discuss. Not solving the issue doesn't keep them from drinking. Snippets of conversation, taken down and converted into poetry, recorded in this book.


In 2008, 'O, o, o, spring lunch Voorhout' belonged to the fifty most beautiful bibliophile books, this book is also purchased by Meermanno Museum in The Hague.

Materials: 8 different types of paper
Book bound with metal screws
Size: 297 x 210 mm
Edition: 10 copies
The price of the last two copies are on request.
Publication: Atelier GrotesQue, Amsterdam
Text: Machtelt van Thiel and Jos van Hest

Photography of exhibited images:
Aadjan Renders