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Afscheid nemen — Laurens De Keyzer

Contributed by Jan Middendorp on Feb 12th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Afscheid nemen — Laurens De Keyzer
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    A book of interviews by the same writer as Zintuigen – the late Laurens De Keyzer. The Dutch/Flemish expression Afscheid nemen means “saying goodbye”, or parting. On the cover it says: “What does a farewell do to a person? How does a person handle a farewell? About taking leave from life, from a loved one, from one’s body, one’s job, one’s health, one’s success, one’s village, one’s addiction, one’s child…”

    I took the picture of my old cardboard suitcase in my home office. It’s deliberatedly placed in a position where it disturbs the visual balance a little bit. It’s the luggage of a person who has just said goodbye and is departing, leaving an empty space.

    I needed a typeface that had something literary and “lightly serious” about it, and I chanced upon Jim Rimmer’s lovely Albertan. A bit of Joanna, a bit of Scala, but distinctly different. I had already chosen it when it dawned upon me that the default dot on the ‘i’ is a tear. Pure serendipity. Once more, I found Fedra Sans a good match.


    • Albertan
    • Fedra Sans




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    3 Comments on “Afscheid nemen — Laurens De Keyzer”

    1. Carl De Keyzer says:
      Feb 14th, 2018  8:59 am


      I’m afraid I’m not or was the brother of Laurens De Keyzer. I knew Laurens but we are/were not related.


      Carl De Keyzer

    2. Feb 14th, 2018  9:54 am

      Dear Carl,

      [text updated]
      Many thanks for getting back to us and for correcting this gaffe so quickly. Welgemeende excuses! Memories sometimes lie. The fake fact is being removed.

    3. Feb 14th, 2018  10:05 am

      Errors are the portals of discovery, right? Thank you for exposing me to Carl’s work, Jan!

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