'Lampje', the famous icon of Eindhoven, the city of lights. Although most people think that the nickname is related to Philips and the invention of light bulbs in 1891, it's actually derived from the so-called Lucifer industry. Matches can trace their origins as far back as 577 AD, but the first factory in the Netherlands dedicated to the production of these flammable necessities only opened in Eindhoven in 1870. Soon after the Dutch began calling it City of Light, or Lichtstad.
Stijn Wilcke is a graphic designer with an above average interest in letters and typography. In his typography projects the emotion, feelings and the story come first and readability comes second. The city of Eindhoven is a city he really likes and he often tries to add an ‘Eindhovenish’ vibe to his art.
Riso print. Digital illustration, printed in the Netherlands.
Printed on 150 grams Metapaper extra rough / white
Open edition, hand signed by the artist on the backside.
This print is sold without a frame.