Lifestyle store Juttu asked me to illustrate a quote for their magazine Juttugram. Each issue revolves around one theme, and this time it was 'The best is yet to come'. Love that thought.
When Geelhand & Barbaix merged with Huber & Crommen to form a new law firm, they needed an update of their logo and a new website. Because each maintained their own specialty (tax law for Huber & Crommen, succession planning for Geelhand & Barbaix) they wanted this distinction reflected in their graphic identity and in the structure of the website. I gave each division a different shade of blue and when focussing on one, the other would fade to the background. Spot varnish was used to accomplish this on the business cards and separate domains on the website.
Web development by Panache Studio
Among locals, Antwerp is known as 'de Koekenstad', which literally translates as 'The City of Cookies'. The annual project Antwerpen Koekenstad tells the story of Antwerp's remarkably rich history in biscuit and chocolate manufacturing.
The 2015 edition highlighted the history of De Beukelaer Biscuits, once one of the world's largest manufacturers of chocolate and biscuits, that operated from Antwerp.
I designed a book, a tram, flags and banners, exhibition panels, brochures and leaflets, posters, vouchers, and other small brand collateral.
All illustrations made by Zhivko, a Bulgarian illustrator.
'The Welfare State' is an exhibition with works by eight contemporary artists of different generations and visual materials from four Flemish archives, organised by
M HKA. The exhibition is both explicitly and implicitly socio-political, and raises topics of relevance to the current situation in the world.
The identity included, among other things, a logo in three language versions, a publication, invitation, poster, wall texts and advertisements in several international art magazines.
The pocket book-like publication serves as a guide to the exhibition, featuring essays on the participating artists and the welfare state itself.
The Antwerp museum for contemporary art (M HKA) approached me to design a book to accompany their 2013 summer exhibition The Collection as a Character. It attempts to review their collection on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the museum. Curator Anders Kreuger and I came up with a catalogue that plays with reinterpreted 80s magazine aesthetics, while not giving in to nostalgia. Images play the leading part and construct an organic narrative throughout the book. It contains works of 200 key artists from 1958 to today, portraying an interesting collection that is the result of a quarter century of creative contingency.
hardcover + appendix (Dutch translation of texts)
five colour offset on Terraprint Silk 90g, 297 x 420mm
292 pages, 2500 copies
Thomas The Taco Guy Serros was born and raised in California, where soy sauce and hot sauce are as common as salt and pepper. Since he moved to Antwerp, bringing some of The Golden State's rich food heritage to Belgium is his mission. He plans to do this by selling home made tacos from his custom triciclo de carga: The Taco Bike.
I opted for a clean, contemporary visual style and kept the Mexican references sparse, to make the colourful food and drinks pop out.
The tagline is a funny heads up to the customers, so they know Thomas hasn't quite mastered the Dutch language yet.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 © Stephanie Duval.
Elsie Eysermans owns a cosy little bar named Hummingbird, and both are packed with character. Contemporary in style, it's for those who look for quality and originality in a drink.
The visual identity was kept simple, with a few elegant touches to fit in with the architectural style of the venue.
Sign painting by Señor Color
Photography by Bruno De Regge
Hans Geyens – a.k.a. Señor Color – is a true contemporary sign painter. I have relied on his skills to make some very cool projects happen in the past.
When he ran out of handmade business cards he asked me to come up with new ones that would really fit him and his rather exotic style. So much fun.