Category Archives: Illustration

McNaught covers Mak

In In America, Dutch historian Geert Mak follows in John Steinbeck’s footsteps (or tyre tracks, for that matter) as he retraces the Nobel Prize winner’s long trek through the United States (as described in Travels With Charley). The English translation … Continue reading

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Brecht Evens Paints Tintin

In their literary supplement, the Flemish daily De Morgen is currently running a weekly series of short essays on literary figures that were based on actual people. Each time Brecht Evens provided a fantastic piece of art to go with … Continue reading

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Baeken lights the book signal

Every year in November the Boekenbeurs, the biggest book fair in the Dutch-speaking part of the world, is held in Antwerp. For this year’s edition, the organisers commissioned a poster and a general brand image from Flemish illustrator and cartoonist … Continue reading

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Swarte chocolate coins

The Dutch city of Gouda has a library / cultural centre with the delicious name, De Chocoladefabriek (or The Chocolate Factory). Illustrator and designer Joost Swarte created five chocolate coins to celebrate the five aspects of this organisation : the … Continue reading

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The thin line between rememberance and attraction

Leave it to Adrian Tomine to aptly trap any well-thinking individual’s ambivalent views on the 9/11 memorial in New York City on the cover of the July 7th New Yorker magazine. On the one hand, it is an impressive work of … Continue reading

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All the wrong questions, with the right pictures

Apparently Lemony Snickett is doing a new series of books, and nobody told me. They’re called All The Wrong Questions, and each book indeed asks a, well, wrong question. I remember reading the Series of Unfortunate Events books for my … Continue reading

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Ever Meulen in 3D

The city where I live played quite an important role in the history of rock music in Belgium, and music festivals in particular. From its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1981, Jazz Bilzen was one of the most … Continue reading

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