Timber Sommerdijk - Fernweh
28.5 x 20.5 cm
Softcover, silkscreened and letterpressed on 0,5 mm Eska board, hand bound, side sewn stitch
Publisher: Chemistry Publishing
Including a 13,5 x 19,5 cm risoprint
Timber Sommerdijk's project Fernweh in it itself is a drifter or as he like to call it a Hobo; it roams around and searches for freedom, meaning, craziness, filth and inefficiency. Those things come together in a Hobo existence, and from this perspective he started making this fictive diary or is it an anthropological research, toilet paper, pillow or a fire starter? Because a Hobo existence, don't we all want that? In this Lockdown, as a maker, he is the Hobo, and this research is his wanderings.
Is this how you would like to life if society gave you the opportunity?
Timber Sommerdijk is an illustrator based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From primary school, teachers mainly saw the top of Timber's cap because he was always drawing. Recently he graduated at the Utrecht art academy and learned to keep his head up while he is still drawing a lot.
Timber traveled a lot by train in recent years and also did some hitchhiking trips through different parts of the world. When mixing up these travel experience with some mischief you will get a peculiar, funny and detailed illustrating style.