Charles Nypels Lab
The Charles Nypels Lab, named after Maastricht typographer and designer Charles Nypels (1895–1952), links up with the great design tradition at the Jan van Eyck Academie. The lab invites artists, writers, designers, photographers, poets, scientists and essayists to develop and print their work here. Equipment for relief printing (letterpress, wood and lino cuts, polymer) and screen printing (risography, silkscreen) for processing and finishing, enables them to experiment while creating editions of their own work.
The Charles Nypels Lab offers all expertise necessary for making publications, from editing and translation to expertise about types of paper and binding methods. The lab’s strength is the combination of techniques that can create something special and unique, such as combining silkscreen printing or risography with offset print work. To that end, the Charles Nypels Lab is collaborating with printer Walters in Maastricht, handbook binder Geertsen in Nijmegen, the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee (BE), graphics studio Daglicht in Eindhoven and Museum De Historische Drukkerij in Maastricht. Thanks to its partnership with RISO Benelux, the lab received the first RISO A2 Duplicator in the world (outside of Russia); organized the first RISO Expert Meeting in 2014 and the second edition from 20-25 November 2016.
The Charles Nypels Lab not only supports Van Eyck participants. External artists, designers or (cultural) organizations make full use of its many facilities and tap into its extensive expertise, enabling a larger cultural collaboration.
The Charles Nypels Lab has been realised with support of the Charles Nypels Foundation.
The Charles Nypels Lab is also on instagram: http://instagram.com/charlesnypelslab/