In the context of making typography wearable, I've designed my own T-shirts. It started by creating one 'line' first, then the other. The intention was primarily to create attractive T-shirts that are still exceptional. I gave it the brand name "Type Shirt", so many clothing lines could be created. Posters, postcards, a packaging and a magazine where made.
The fictional film festival 'The Western is Dead, Long Live the Western!' was the foundation of a series of three posters. The films were made in consecutive decades. An important topic of all of them is ‘a woman who takes revenge’, this constitutes the theme in my posters.
‘Typografie, monografieën over begrippen’ is a fictional, black and white book for which I designed the cover and page. The book discusses typographical terms. My page is about accents. This theme was very interesting for me because there is also an accent in my name. I did a large study, and then I filtered the useful information.
As a little girl I learned music theory. It took a long time before I understood the music notation. Years later I came to realize that reading notes was not extremely difficult, once you know all the different symbols and can distinguish them. I therefore began to wonder if the system was obsolete, if the symbols could be made simpler, more adapted to today's world. I searched for logical ways of music notation. During this research I discussed my findings regularly with musicians of all ages.
This interactive PDF explains the concept of Grids. The project was a collaboration, together with three other people. The first thing we did was to design a grid, after I made the title page and then we helped each other. This is a selection of the pages.
A graphical score of "French Suite VI" by Johann Sebastian Bach. This is a song that should be played on the piano. The lines in the book represent the strings of the piano: they are short and thin as the pitch goes higher, long and thick as the pitch goes lower. The colors refer on how to play a note, the sound can be hard or soft. Some pieces are softer than others.
In addition to the digital world, “Atelier Papier” is trying to keep printing and written things in honor. They do this by designing and assembling cards, booklets, calendars, etc. For this organisation I designed my first series of post cards. They are for sale in several stores in Belgium.
Magazines, books, papers and other materials are the basis for a series of illustrations. The intention was to show women in an expressive way. Their strength is key. Therefore, I chose a powerful color palette combined with a minimal number of forms.
Simon Callens is a furniture and interior designer. I was asked to create a logo for him. Here you will find three designs, from which he could choose. Eventually he chose the first one. In the middle of the square you can see two l's, which is a reference to his surname.
In the social media era, we take 'selfies' to let the world know what we look like. This inspired me to keep a diary in which I still got my face portrait. Each drawing is a snapshot and tells how I feel on. This way I capture my gaze.
I did an internship by “GrafiekGroep” in Bruges. This is one of the projects I did during this period. “Willemsfonds” is a cultural organisation who organised a lot of events. They asked us to create an poster and flyer for their '10de Concert voor Vriendschap en Verdraagzaamheid'.
A small project which is full of truth. Perhaps the times are a bit exaggerated but in the world of design, thinking is extremely important.
A fictional illustration for the Belgian business magazine 'De Tijd', about the bankruptcy of Sabena. It used to be the Belgian flag carrier, and therefore extremely important for the Belgian economy. It closed its doors on November 7th, 2001.
Nobody ever made an official symbol for addictive substances. Yet there are many products that people can become addicted to. Consumers should be warned about this. Therefore, I've designed one. It should be placed on all kind of products imposing the risk, from medication to scratchcards.
On the streets, there is a lot of typography which is never seen, or only as a indication. This typography can be very beautiful, special or just good. And that attracts me. The pictures were taken with my cell phone because I always wanted to take pictures anywhere, without taking my camera with me all the time.
These designs do not need much explanation. They are sketches made without a real purpose. They were often made without thinking too much and thus creating suprising results.
Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum was originated in 1951 as a result of a Biennale every two years in the park. These fictional posters are created for the 21st edition of the Biennale. I made them in my early years of Graphic Design.
'Mama, Darie en Sila' is a children's book that I've made before I went to college. The story is based on my own life, and is therefore written by me. The illustrations are reflections of photographs from my childhood. The book is very important to me.
Humans are a very interesting topic, therefore it is a good idea to make a reflection of it. It is important to capture the gaze. I don't only take digital photos, but also analog. Analog provides a more critical attitude while shooting.
A book in which I research structures, made in various techniques. I've played with different types of paper, to see what the effect would be. However, there is a balance in the work because the illustration is always placed in the same position. The book is designed in the early years of my education.