To the Letter. A Portrait of Ben Joosten

Ben Joosten (1931) was once a brazier an artisan who cast bronze. However, in collaboration with his wife Emmy Eerdmans, he turned in time to other forms of art as well. Including the art of printing and typography.

This video is an interview in Dutch. However, besides the scenes of talking, there are multiple stages of Ben’s professional life shown here. From casting to printing.

The prints of Ben Joosten are now in parts of collections of various museums, including those of the Rijksmuseum’s print room of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Groninger Museum, Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen and the Stadtmuseum in Borken (BRD).

Some of his works from the Rijksmuseum’s collection can be seen here: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/zoeken?p=1&ps=12&involvedMaker=Ben%20Joosten&st=Objects&ii=0