Pieter Snijders

Bold Statements – NL

My name is Pieter Snijders, passionate designer, handletterer and sign painter behind the label Bold Statements and the organizer of this event. I use techniques like hand lettering, signwriting, gilding, calligraphy and brush script to make unique designs with a touch of vintage; this varies from logo’s and prints for clothing and paperware to wall paintings, hand painted shop fronts, food trucks, menu boards and much more.

At The Design Academy I was taught to design minimalistic: modern typography, limited use of color and no special effects! It took me a few year to realize I actually love vintage design and lettering effects from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. There’s this pinterest designer’s quote in Helvetica black on a white background, saying: ‘I don’t sugar coat shit, I’m not Willy Wonka.’ For me it’s the other way around. That’s where the top hat in my logo comes from. Do a little magic every day!

I like to share my love for typography and creative skills by giving workshops and demo’s at all kinds of events. For this event I will be showing various possibilities to add 3D effects to your lettering. During the workshop I will teach you how to design and paint 3D letters with those typical vintage effects.