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Wigger Bierma

Wigger Bierma, Professor of Typographic Art

    Individual tutorials

    Mon 12–18 h, Wed 16–18 h, Fri 10–16 h, every 2 weeks

    Group tutorials
    Wed 14–16 h, every 2 weeks

    Project tutorials
    Tue 10–18 h, Wed 10–14 h, Thu 10–18 h, every 2 weeks

    Projects will be announced on the pinboard next to room 151 Le.

Wigger Bierma (*1958) studied typography at the Kunstakademie in Arnheim (the Netherlands) during its heyday, under Alexander Verberne, Jan Vermeulen and Karel Martens.

After serving as an assistant to Walter Nikkels, Bierma has worked as an independent designer since 1985. He has since won the “Most beautiful books in Holland” award 16 times.

Bierma’s areas of activity are primarily cultural, and include work for museums, special exhibitions, work for publishing houses and art in public spaces. He has designed catalogues for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo and the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, and the companion book to the Arnheim Skulpturmanifestation Sonsbeek 92 project. As well as designing a number of façade signs, he has created the typographical concept for the permanent exhibition at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the public memorial to the Jewish community of Doetinchen. Bierma designs publications for the Fondation Custodia, Paris to this day.

In 1998, he founded the successful Werkplaats Typografie Master programme in Arnheim (jointly with Karel Martens). Wigger Bierma has lectured at the HFBK Hamburg since 2006, and has published (artist) books through the university’s in-house Materialverlag publishing press.