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Tag Archives: Joost Swarte
With The Brusseler (probably prononounced more like The Brusselair, I guess), the Brussels Maison de L’Image wants to pay tribute to the iconic covers of the equally iconic magazine, The New Yorker, by bringing together Belgian and international artists and illustrators … Continue reading
Last month a group of friends and I visited the splendid Joost Swarte Everywhere exhibition in the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam. It provided a quite complete overview of Swarte’s oeuvre, paying special attention to his “off-the-page” projects, like buildings, stained … Continue reading
Dutch clear line illustrator and designer Joost Swarte has had some projects with unusual mediums before (tableware, stained class windows, you name it), but this one is really a first. During the annual Bloemencorso (or Flower Parade), held in the … Continue reading
Joost Swarte provided the cover for the MIT Technology Review’s report on persuasive techonologies, and manages to fit a quite intricate message into one single image. If you don’t grasp the scope of how your technology use is monitored and … Continue reading
Joost Swarte provided this illustration for an article on the Belgian city of Mons being the cultural capital of Europe for 2015, in the January 29, 2015 issue of the French daily Libération. Which, incidentally, was the annual comics issue, … Continue reading
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
More often than not, comics-themed stamp designers take the easy road. They pick a more or less representative (and hopefully stand-alone) piece of artwork (or have one commissioned) and slap that on a stamp. Much rarer are the stamps that … Continue reading
Joost Swarte provided this illustration for a discussion in the New York Times on Sunday, August 18. Swarte and books (or the lack thereof) always make a good combination. (Thanks, Mike)
If the Joost Swarte Blog is to be believed, nothing is safe from Swarte’s urge to redesign and illustrate. Take this van, for example, selling french fries on cultural events in and around Haarlem. Oh, Joost, must you be so … Continue reading
Joost Swarte provided a pretty sweet illustration in this weekend’s New York Times, for a reader’s letter about the relativity of the midlife crisis. (with thanks to Mike R.)