Hans Kentie

In Memoriam
1946 — 2023

“Kentie says he used to play the saxophone and had hesitated what to choose: becoming a graphic designer or a professional jazz musician. He looked up to guys like Coltrane, Shepp, Mingus and Parker. And now, suddenly, I understand more about the Dutch and at the same time not so Dutch atmosphere of his work. The necessary base of a strict pattern that allows for a solid sense of freedom. The jazz musician Kentie we lost has raised graphic design to the art of improvisation.”

Godert van Colmjon, Items magazine

Photo: Aatjan Renders

Longread article on the work of Hans Kentie:
dutch graphic roots (Dutch)
dutch graphic roots (English)

Memories and thoughts