Category Archives: Illustration

Red Rum Orchestra on Spotify

Wilt, the 2016 album by Belgium’s finest lo-fi psychedelic countryrockers Red Rum Orchestra, is now on Spotify. That should be reason enough for a post. However, let’s just say that it also provides us with a nice opportunity to showcase … Continue reading

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Ever dances in Mumbai

For a special edition of the participatory dance festival Bal Moderne later this month, Ever Meulen adapted the iconic poster he created for the series of Brussels events with a little exotic touch. I personally preferred the echos of Henri Matisse’s … Continue reading

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Robert Frank Hunter’s Little Fictions

For the artwork of their most recent album, Little Fictions, British rock band Elbow worked with illustrator and cartoonist Robert Frank Hunter. Hunter is probably best known for his colourful but subdued work for the Guardian and the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Supervillains for our time

About a year ago, in February, 2016, the staff of GQ Magazine drew up a list of the true supervillains of our time. Never mind that it is seeminly humanly more possible to actually be a supervillain than a superhero … Continue reading

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Obama by Sienkiewicz

On his Twitter page, pictoral warlock extraordinaire Bill Sienkiewicz posted these two portraits of president Obama (if there ever was a president that deserves the title ad infinitum, it’s this one) that reflect both aspects that I admire in the … Continue reading

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Jon McNaught illustrates Coe

I’m not really up to speed with my literature, so I only came across this beautiful cover for Jonathan Coe’s most recent novel, Number 11, very recently. It immediately stands out as yet more fine work by Jon McNaught, from … Continue reading

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Brimstone by Kriek

For the Dutch media and TV listings magazine VPRO Gids [link in Dutch], Erik Kriek drew this magnificent cover, featuring Guy Pearce en Dakota Fanning as they appear n Martin Koolhoven’s new Western noir, Brimstone. The image seems to bridge between Kriek’s … Continue reading

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A Cartoony Cookbook

Ever since I met her in Angoulême, I’ve been amazed by Zeina Abirached‘s beautiful, iconic cartooning style. In her books, like Le jeu des hirondelles and Je me souviens – Beyrouth, she manages to combine quite realistic memories and anecdotes from her youth in … Continue reading

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The transience of love with Adrian Tomine

The cover for the New Yorker magazine’s first issue of the year was created by none other than my personal favorite Adrian Tomine. It focuses on the weird, international trend of solidifying your love for one another by fixing a … Continue reading

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The return of Ever

2016 may have been a real downer of a year in terms of people dying and other people winning, at least it ended with a flickering light of hope. The final issue of Flemish media magazine Humo sported a cover … Continue reading

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