conference | WHO:HOW

PXL-MAD Hasselt | 04 March 2016


WHO:HOW is a biannual day filled with inspiration for graphic designers and other creatives.

This year’s edition include talks by the British writer on design and visual culture, lecturer at RCA London, and founder of Eye magazine, Rick Poynor; Antwerp based design collective Studio Fluit; Malaysian design studio TypoKaki; and the new Dutch publishing house Das Mag; amongst many others.

Aside of the talks, WHO:HOW also hosts a graphic print exhibition of international artists and designers; and will feature experimental music and art performances.

The complete program and additional information can be found at

PXL-MAD art faculty campus
Elfde Linie straat 25
3500 Hasselt (Belgium)
reserve your tickets
students 20
teachers 40
professionals 60

open from 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays


talk | Matilda, een lettertype

MIAT Gent | Thursday, 21 April 2016 – 14:00

Researcher Ann Bessemans, associated with the recently founded ReadSearch Institute PXL-MAD at Universiteit Hasselt, wants to support weak readers in their learning process, and aims to make texts more clearer for them. She recently received a grant of 50.000 USD from Microsoft to enable further investigations in this matter.

For her doctoral research, Bessemans studied how typefaces influence the learning process of children with visual constraints. She continued working on this subject within the last two years. Bessemans reached a spot in the top five of talented scientists awarded by the New Scientist in 2015. (extra information)

Talk by Ann Bessemans, in collaboration with Maarten Renckens en Kevin Bormans.

Admission entrance fee to the museum, free for students

Reservations via Gentinfo: +32 (0)9 210 10 10 or

 MIAT, Museum over Industrie, Arbeid en Textiel Gent
Minnemeers 9
9000 Gent (Belgium)
+32 (0)9 269 42 00

expo | Kastaar ‘Drukdoenerij’ in Kornèl

Kornèl | 24 January 18 March 2016

The ‘Drukdoenerij’ exhibition features original letterpress printed works from Kastaar, and runs at coffeebar Kornèl from 24 January until 18 March 2016.

Location: Kornèl, Sint-Lambertusstraat 1, 2600 Berchem, or 03 501 59 22 (open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 20:00)

For more information: Kastaar, Transvaalstraat 26, 2600 Berchem,



expo | Amai, Email! Belgium’s enamel industry

MIAT Gent | 03 December 201526 June 2016

When one thinks of enamel today, people usually come up with enamel advertising signs, which are popular by collectors and admirers of vintage design. However, a century ago, every day life would have been unimaginable without the use of enamel, since kitchenware, stoves, ovens, thermometers, and many other objects were all given a layer of enamel.

Amai, Email! displays for the first time hidden collections from the ingenious craft of enamel making to the public, and introduces the rich past of the enamel industry in Belgium, with more than one hundred original enamel advertising signs and objects of well known products.

Watch the news report on the opening of Amai, Email! here (in Dutch): video

MIAT, Museum over Industrie, Arbeid en Textiel Gent
Minnemeers 9
9000 Gent (Belgium)
+32 (0)9 269 42 00

open from 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays