R. D. E. ‘Ootje’ Oxenaar

Recent articles about R. D. E. ‘Ootje’ Oxenaar

Reputations: Irma Boom

Issue 88, Summer 2014

Feature

‘I compare my work to architecture. I don’t build villas, I build social housing. The books are industrially made and they need to be made very well. I am all for industrial production. I hate one-offs. On one book you can do anything, but if you do a print run, that is a challenge. It’s never art. Never, never, never.’

The meaning of money

Issue 5, Winter 1991

Feature

Bank notes change hands without so much as a second glace – a daily act of faith that says much about our belief in their value. Yet these intricate artefacts are complex carriers of meaning. What makes a banknote look like a banknote and how does the global graphic language of money communicate its message?

Official anarchy

Issue 1, Autumn 1990

Feature

For seventy years the PTT has been an exemplary patron

Stamps and the public interest

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Review

Since Rowland Hill’s introduction of the Penny Black in 1840, the postage stamp has been…