M and I are now officially classmates and we have our minds set on learning to speak Italian fluently – Dutch accent and all, I don’t care. We have a lovely Italian teacher who speaks Dutch with a heavy Italian accent.
I rebranded Stoffer + Blik this year into the more international and better fitting Pencils & Pasta. Now it’s time to get the rest of the packaging thing all set before the ‘crazy illustrated recipe season’ starts.
While treasure hunting in Dordrecht I picked up this quartets game in a red and green cardboard sleeve. Looking at the color and the design of it, I never expected to find inside what I did. It is now one of my dearest illustration inspiration finds.
I’ve been watching a couple of documentaries on sustainability lately. The key is awareness. Did you know if you stop eating meat your carbon footprint will be cut in half? Oh, and here’s a delicious (vegan) recipe for you.
I’ve been designing new postcards. After some photography issues I am finally happy enough with the result to add them to the shop. Cheers to that! So here they are, brand new designs and brand new photos.
Let me show you how these two illustrations about online reviews came to be. From being asked to illustrate this article to the first sketches and the printed copy on my doormat.
As you may know, M and I have a fun tradition of sending ourselves postcards from whatever destination we find worthy of a postcard. In 2016 we went on a ‘little’ trip and sent ourselves 64 postcards from the Mediterranean and 63 of them ended up in this handmade book.
Here’s the process behind this illustration I did for myself a while back. I started out with a rough idea: how modern technology is taking up more and more of your time and demanding your attention even if you don’t want it to. This is the start of a series. Every now and then I will show you how one of my illustrations came to be, from sketch to final piece. Enjoy!
I don’t know why I have never been here before, but I’m sure glad I went this year: the Biennial of Illustration in Haarlem. A festival and meet up for illustrators, but also for lovers of illustration and graphic art. These two illustrators really stood out to me.
I found this book in an Italian bookstore: Storie della Buona Notte per Bambine Ribelli. Every other page has an illustration by a different illustrator, portraying kick ass woman of the past and the present. Then I realized something else: this would be perfect for learning Italian. I need to have this. Want to have a look?
Instagram. I love it. And I hate it. It inspires me, it makes me happy and it definitely makes me feel insecure at times. So sometimes you just need to stop comparing. You are not competing and you don’t have to. Do you. Anyway, here’s my top 10 Instagram illustrators inspiration!