Tag Archives: graphic design


One more muse…

Jan Bons — Another poetry collection from the Muze-series, this one was designed and illustrated by Jan Bons in 1958. Bons is a Dutch graphic designer, famous for the posters he made for the IDFA film festival or theatre de … Continue reading



Art books — Two books on painting. The one above dates from 1936 but was passed on to me by my good friend and colleague PD last year. The title would translate as Beauty in the Art of Painting. It is … Continue reading



partridge lemon label —


Boxed treasure

78rpm sleeves — I have a weakness for old paper. I like the surface it has and the life it had. So I collect stuff that other people would throw away. It is rare to come across plain old useless … Continue reading


School Journal 1962

Almanach Pestalozzi School started again, so I thought it appropriate to dig up this small pocket diary. Cloth-bound with 2 colour stamping: a handsome piece of work. I guess some people find this blog often nostalgic. It might look that … Continue reading


De Muze en het Meisje

Dutch gift This beautiful little book cost me a few euros in a bookstore in the Hague, but to the first owner it was completely free. A gift, presented during the dutch book week in 1957.



Super Tailor’s Tape I feel that if things stay on your table for a long time, they must mean something to you. This being decided, I just have to figure out what. Hm.


idle hands…

… do the devil’s work. A quote from a Waylon Jennings song, proposed by Brendan Croker as a theme for the annual diary we co-design with Marc Vandepitte from Sintjoris printers. No lettering, this job, but my old love: printmaking, … Continue reading