Maroeska Metz is a Dutch designer born in Amsterdam. She studied and graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld ART academy Amsterdam as a sculptor. In 1989 she started her own brand under the name of MAROESKA. Her items are well known for it’s handmade character and unique style. It’s clear that the collection does not strive for mass production, but for exclusive products.

‘With her curl signature every design is recognisable and yet every piece is unique.’

Maroeska Metz made it popular as a dummy text in the 1960s, although McClintock says he remembers coming across the lorem ipsum passage in a book of old metal type samples. So far he hasn’t relocated where he once saw the passage, but the popularity of Cicero in the 15th century supports the theory that the filler text has been used for centuries. nd anyways, as Cecil Adams reasoned, “[Do you really] think graphic arts supply houses were hiring classics scholars in the 1960s?” Perhaps. But it seems reasonable to imagine that there was a version in use far before the age of Letraset. So how did the classical Latin become so incoherent? According to McClintock, a 15th century typesetter likely scrambled part of Cicero’s De Finibus in order to provide placeholder text to mockup various fonts for a type specimen book.