spontaneous:the CoBrA artists were convinced
of the deeply-felt human desire to create images and symbols that can be understood by everyone. They discovered the wellsprings of such images and symbols in non-Western art and regional folk art. In a way their ideas were related to the humanistic view of architect Aldo van Eyck, who designed the groups show in the Stedelijk Museum in 1949. From groups magazine called CoBrA Niessen & de Vries took the lettering for the outside part of the brochure. The lettering is overprinted with compass rose lines found on nautical charts. On these lines die cut incisions are made in which the artworks, printed on cards, can be inserted.