Maaike van Everdingen is a graphic designer, curator 
& typographer.
SHE IS BASED IN LEIDEN (NL) AND HOLDS A BSA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS UTRECHT
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About
Known for her distinctive style and unique energetic approach. She loves work that gives a challenge,
interdisciplinary collabs, and making things

Maaike has a deep-seated desire to design like a mad scientist; with a little humour, a lot of associative thinking, and a whole lot of typography.
 As a graphic designer, she often emphasizes qualities through specialized production and a relentless flow of ideas.



EDUCATION

University of the Arts Utrecht NL | 2018 — 2022
Bachelor of Design graduated with Honors

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunsten Karlsruhe DE | 2020
Imagining Tomorrow International seminar

University of Applied Sciences Leiden NL | 2015 — 2017
Propedeuse Biomedical Science


WORK EXPERIENCE

Maaike van Everdingen
Independent Graphic Designer

Exhibition space Troef | since 2023
Curator

Stichting Roem | since 2022
Freelance graphic designer 
Financial manager

WIBAR | since 2023
Bedrijfsleider

Dietwee | 2021
Graphic design internship 

Eiland Studio | 2017
Marketing Internship

please email me for any questions or collaborations, my full cv, interviews or just to say hi!
DEPARTURES3mm eterno board hardcover with flatbed printed plastic jacket. 
Transparent edible rice paper and 160gr biotop paper, edition of 1. 
104 pages, 210 x 297 mm.
Not for sale.

“The living eat the living to live (with the exception of plants), and if you're going to eat, might as well taste good.”

This project emerged as an exploration of bookbinding, integrating photography and typography to create a unique edible book. Initially conceived as a playful response to the concept of consuming the living for survival and drawing parallels to the diminishing popularity of bookbinding as a somewhat neglected art form, it evolved into a fully realized and designed endeavour.

It contains both the original script, the above quote + a translation of the 2008 film Okuribito by director Yôjirô Takita.

    An out-of-work cellist, Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) takes a job as a "nokanshi" (encoffiner), a person who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. It is one of the lowest jobs in Japanese society, but Daigo takes pride in his work and turns it into a spiritual journey for himself as well as for the departed and the family of the departed.