OK-TOK-NOK Poster by Ivo Schouten

“I studied counterpoint for a while with the pianist/composer Misha Mengelberg. These music lessons were great and we talked about all sorts of stuff. Every week he would check your homework and rate it with OK, TOK or NOK. OK = okay, TOK = tamelijk okay (sort of okay), and NOK = niet okay (not okay). This way of rating is really nice, I think, because it always has a positive ring to it. Today 4 years ago Misha died, so I designed this OKTOKNOK poster, as sort of a reminder.”