Vincent de Boer is a typographic artist and a teacher of letter making. Early affirmation provided a solid confidence and a hunger for recognition. Without any doubt in his pieces, there is a legion of borders to cross. Any fresh visual that intrigues the eye, Vincent is interested to acquire. With many layers to a work, there is no such thing as one creative route: the starting point is simply never fixed. Vincent will happily collaborate and start new projects, as long as he is challenged and present throughout his brush strokes.
Going from drawing cartoons, to practicing on painting, illustrating and drawing three-dimensional spaces, to mixing the worlds of calligraphy, graphic design and typography all together: what you see is a cooperation of image and letter. The viewer zooms in on a gigantic universe of movement and dives all the way in. As long as it crackles, as long as it’s real: Vincent’s work embodies his craftsmanship. He’s fascinated by what’s been done in ancient artistries, but never afraid to break the ‘rules’. A precise years and years of mastering his skill, shaken about with an expressionistic use of pencil and a strong will to challenge himself. His autonomous pieces always evocative, but aesthetically so.
With numerous exhibitions and a bunch of awards under his belt, exploring new techniques and discovering unfamiliar terrains are deemed highly significant. Keep learning, keep digging. Vincent doesn’t do dishonesty. What he craves is a fine balance between provoking and pleasing the viewer. What is aesthetically attractive but not too easily satisfying? Vincent creates a different world, right in that moment, taking you in. Competitive, defiant, calm, bold, open, expressive, initiating, forward, playful. Meet his perspective.
(text by Imme Visser)
My work and an interview with me will be published in a very special way. I had the pleasure to be asked for the Double Dagger project ( @doubledaggerz ): an annual magazine, completely printed by letterpress. A Heidelberg SBB Cylinder Press to be exact. After almost a full year of preparations they’re now almost ready to print as I was informed. Will keep you’ll posted about the publication date. For now just visit their website to find some info about this project: doubledagger.co #letterpress #doubledagger #heidelberg #typography3 uur geleden
One and a half year of work, all 7 Ill Considered releases together now. Front and backsides. Works hanging on the wall by @bastiaanvanweelden and @mauritswouters . @illconsideredmusic #illconsidered #vinyl #albumcover #recordcover #vinylcollection #jazz #UK #vincentdeboer23 uur geleden
This is how the backside looks like. I’ve posted the frontside last Friday. Done with a pointed brush, bottom text with a fineliner. The ‘An Ill Considered Christmas’ album is a one of a kind xmas records, will be available via the bandcamp page, ltd 500 copies. #calligraphy #lettering #illconsidered #christmas #albumcover #jazz1 dag geleden
Who’s ready for Xmas? This might be that only Christmas album you’re gonna like: Dark, melancholy, aggressive, raging and subdued; “An Ill Considered Christmas” captures these essential festive feelings, weaving thorny, angular, unforgiving structures and stretching the helpless, protesting forms of infamous Christmas songs over them, creating a unique collection of Yuletide Chimeras. AN ILL CONSIDERED CHRISTMAS. Double LP, available very very soon via bandcamp. Probably going online this weekend, I’m already warning you, it might sell out in a few hours, just like the other releases. There’s only 500 ltd copies. This time probably no repress. #illconsidered #christmas #vinyl #xmas #christmassongs #calligraphy #recordsleeve #LPcover #albumcover #jazz #vincentdeboer4 dagen geleden
A close up from the newest album cover, plus a making of shot. #illconsidered #recordsleeve #albumcover #illconsidered6 #jazz #calligraphy1 week geleden
Finished a commissioned calligraphy job for a private collection. ‘System’ 42 x 29,7 cm, ink and acrylics on paper. #vincentdeboer #calligraphy #lettering #commission #soundsystem1 week geleden
This is the backside of ILL CONSIDERED 6, just released. Available via link in bio. Personnel: Idris Rahman: Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone Leon Brichard: Electric and Upright bass Emre Ramazanoglu: Drums Satin Singh: Percussion Vincent De Boer: Ink and Brushes Special Guest: Steve Ashmore: Guitar Recorded on the 15th of May by Emre Ramazanoglu at HOXA HQ #illconsidered #LP #doubleLP #vinyl #vinylcollection #jazz #improv #vincentdeboer #recordsleeve #calligraphy #lettering1 week geleden
‘Double LP’ ILL CONSIDERED 5 & 6 together. Two separate records that go hand in hand together. 6 just released yesterday but was sold out in a few hours. If you don’t wanna miss out on these releases, keep the bandcamp in check via link in bio. Also, the second press of both 5 and 6 will be out in a month so no worries. #illconsidered #LP #doubleLP #vinyl #vinylcollection #jazz #improv #vincentdeboer #recordsleeve #calligraphy #lettering1 week geleden
Here’s some close up’s and some shots from the process of the new ILL CONSIDERED album. Dark but colourful. The (second press) album will be available soon via the link in my bio. #illconsidered #vincentdeboer #albumcover #lpcover #recordsleeve #vinyl #jazz #improv #calligraphy #lettering2 weken geleden
Backside of the new ILL CONSIDERED album, available now via Bandcamp. First press sold out yesterday, second press will ship out in January. Check the link via my bio. #illconsidered #vincentdeboer #albumcover #vinyl #lpcover #recordsleeve #jazz #improv #calligraphy #lettering2 weken geleden
Yes! Two new ILL CONSIDERED albums, number 5 and 6. You can get the first press of 5 now on Bandcamp via the link in my profile. There’s only 300 copies, after that, the second press will release in January. The first press of album 6 will go out next week. Idris Rahman: Saxophone, Bass Clarinet Leon Brichard: Electric bass, Upright bass Emre Ramazanoglu: Drums, Nord drums Satin Singh: Percussion Vincent De Boer: Brush, Ink Ill Considered’s 5th and 6th albums were recorded just over a year after their first. One studio album (Ill Considered 3) plus two live albums completed the vinyl output in their prolific first year. Albums 5 and 6 clearly demonstrate the development of the band’s sound and the interaction between the players. Taking only a few sketches of tunes into the studio over a two day period, the albums are still largely fully improvised. Some concise and well-defined hooky groove-based melodies are here, nestled beside rich, dark textural pieces that draw the listener in and propel them through this unique musical journey. The arrangements of bass, drums, percussion and sax are joined by bass clarinet, outrageously manipulated, yet emotive and at times searing electric guitar, an Indian shruti drone box, and powerful middle eastern percussion opening up new opportunities for interaction between Emre and Satin. The albums are beautifully recorded, mixed and mastered by Emre and each tune has its own sonic identity. There is however a progression between the tracks that ties both albums together in an intuitive journey, so that when you reach the end of album 6, you want to return to the start of album 5 again. Incredible playing from all four regular members and guest guitarist Steve Ashmore (on album 6) gives unexpected and surprising twists, massive climaxes and incredibly intimate moments, whilst never allowing themselves the luxury of self indulgent coasting. The sound is massive and the music unique. Whilst definitely not a coffee table album of background jazz, these are albums that you can immerse yourself in as well as allow to wash over you in almost any situation. @illconsideredmusic #illconsidered #jazz #lpcover #vinyl2 weken geleden
I’m in Moscow with my brother, teaching a @highontype Masterclass at the @tretyakov_gallery . Also did a lecture at the museum last Sunday. The students are going crazy on calligraphy, letters and poster design, inspired on the exhibition of Mikhail Larionov. #mikhaillarionov #larionov #moscow #masterclass #calligraphy @guidodeboer2 weken geleden
On the 12th of December, I will do a talk about my works at @boycott_books in Amsterdam. Boycott is a new Dutch publisher and they do amazing work. If you want to be there on the 12th, make sure you reserve your seat via the link in my bio. The work on this image is an alphabet I did in 2016. #boycott #portfoliotalk #amsterdam #vincentdeboer #alphabet #calligraphy3 weken geleden
ILL CONSIDERED stickers. #illconsidered @illconsideredmusic #calligraphy #lettering #vincentdeboer #tomorrow #leguesswho1 maand geleden
I’m part of the ‘Grote Nederlandse Kunst Kalender 2019’. (Dutch Art Calendar) Another day another artwork, my date is the 23th of July. My series ‘Stolen Goods’ is in there, on show during Comic Citrone in Copenhagen earlier this year. Thanks for having me guys! #gnkk20191 maand geleden
Yeah finally! This Friday Ill Considered will play in Utrecht, during @le_guess_who Here’s another Stylesheet. @illconsideredmusic #illconsidered #jazz #leguesswho #leguesswho2018 #vincentdeboer #calligraphy #lettering1 maand geleden
Photo from during the process of making the back cover for the new ILL CONSIDERED album. #calligraphy #lettering #illconsidered #vincentdeboer #studioview #recordcover #albumcover #lpcover #recordsleeve #deskjob #desktop1 maand geleden
Video to announce that ILL CONSIDERED 5 & 6 are coming! See the full video on youtube, link in bio. ILL CONSIDERED just dropped album 4, but 5 and 6 are following short after this. I did the album covers, in the video you can see the process of this. @illconsideredmusic #illconsidered #recordcovers #recordsleeves #lp #vinyl #vinylcollection #jazz #calligraphy #lettering #vincentdeboer1 maand geleden