Encyclopedia design & illustrations

This year I have the pleasure of working with Bart Welzen of Publishing House Ensie from Nijmegen. I’m designing for them a hard cover encyclopedia on evolution biology by professor Nico M. van Straalen.

During our first meeting we discussed how we could elevate their dusty image of printed encyclopedia to the 21th century. Ever since their first books that date back to 1946, illustrations have always been a key item in clarifying difficult subjects.

With over 450 articles, keeping it consistent and interesting for the reader is perhaps the biggest challenge in design. I’m currently working on 26 detailed illustrations, a human evolution timeline and a clear typogriphical path for the reader.

Both illustrations and typography form a 500+ pages hard cover book which will be published in September 2019.

Pre-order your edition at shop.ensie.nl

Engraving style illustrations

Engraving style, most populair at the end of the 19th century has made a great comeback in modern design. Showing both heritage and history these illustrations are a reflection of the time where we are looking for authentic design.

These illustrations are a compilation between different clients and personal work. All drawn in Adobe Illustrator using a variety of techniques that imitate the etching, engraving and woodcut styles.

Package design for The Flavour Co.

‘There is so much choice in whiskey’s. It’s almost impossible to taste them all and to discover what you like the most. Start at the beginning. With these Starters Pack’s you will taste and discover the most common whisky’s: bourbon, blend and single malt.’

Eric & Martijn, two young aspiring entrepreneurs from Nijmegen where looking for an update of their branding and packaging of sample packs. I provided them with a range of different sleeves for the custom boxes, little booklets and 26 different labels.
On top of that I came up with a new logo and typography to match their brand story.

Looking for a way to tell your authentic brand story?

Feel free to contact me with your design questions