Studio Pieter Boels

about pieter


I am a graphic designer, visual artist and calligrapher living and working in Antwerp. After working as a generalist designer for a few years and being tired of sitting in front of a computer all day, I decided to specialise in lettering and calligraphy. I tend to combine analog and digital methods, and often describe my work as ‘body language of the written word’. Movement, humor and the human touch are major players in my process.

By now I have carved out my niche in the Antwerp creative scene, with a diverse portfolio ranging from visual identities and books over packaging to art installations and murals. Next to that I teach via workshops and lectures.

To connect with letterheads around the world I founded Antwerp Type Society, and I’m one half of the letter-crazy collective Analphabetics.

The Abraaj Group • Antwerpen Koekenstad • BBDO • M HKA • ArKaos • This Is Antwerp • Wunderman Thompson • Juttu • H ART • Kapaza! • Arenberg schouwburg • Jacqmotte • Café Costume • Q Music • Manhattn’s • Storesquare

2019 workshop & lecture, Unitec, Bogotá (CO)
2019 jury LUCA, Gent (BE)
2018 teaching AP Hogeschool, Antwerpen (BE)
2018 workshop Boekenbeurs, Antwerpen (BE)
2018 workshop Creative Network, Antwerpen (BE)
2017 jury LUCA, Gent (BE)
2017 exhibition ‘Something’s Cooking’ (w/ Analphabetics), Hasselt (BE)
2017 workshop LUCA, Gent (BE)
2017 lecture Catena, Antwerpen (BE)
2017 lecture TypeAmsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 teaching Academie Mol, BE


— enquiries
Drop me a line
or call +32 479 444 717

— studio
Belpairestraat 20 (4th floor)
2600 Berchem, Antwerp

— administration
Lange Lozanastraat 13/1
2018 Antwerp

BE0842 785 983



All works ©2019 Pieter Boels – All rights reserved, do not use without explicit permission.