New Book Out Now

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Can’t judge a book by it’s cover! Checking the inside of the very first copy of this brand new book…

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Fall has fallen, so here’s the Autumn image for our personal shopping mall in Japan (with plenty of stuff we’ve been painting for the orange pages in our Colour Encyclopaedia very soon to come…)

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Seasons always start early in Japan and this particular campaign – with it’s Halloweenesque ambiance – is already on since the first of September. Of course we couldn’t know typhoon Jebi was bound to hit the city of Kobe on the 4th, but everything seems to be dried up by now. And in the mean time we’ve already furnished the Winter & Christmas images, so life seems to go on…

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PS hard to deny the great one by Hokusai when you have to paint Japanese waves:-)

Park Life Rules (think local / act local, part 1)

For those passing through the beautiful parks of our town, I illustrated a little list of do’s & don’ts…

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You better leave your vehicle outside, turn of the loud music and don’t dive in the not so profound ponds or the – friendly looking, but rather severe – old inhabitant below might reprimand you and start explaining every tiny detail in this picture 1 by 1 (zie ook ‘Het Nieuwsblad’ van vandaag)

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Colour ball: the Depanini stickers!

From this week of ‘all the world is -officially!- football shaped (and it’s ours to kick in space:-)). And for the last 6 months I’ve been training with tubes & pencils to capture all colours of the world…

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Trying hard to compose a comprehensible (& complete!) Colour Encyclopedia and 1 tiny aspect of this whole Mission Impossible are of course the colours of national football teams. Here are some:

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Starting with red, here’s Belgium’s single chance to eternal glory – apart from chocolates & waffles – The 1 & only Red Devils! But did you know South Korea has a team by exactly the same name?

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A small consolation prize for our Dutch friends who couldn’t make it to Russia. Those of you familiar with Dutch culture will probably recognize Miffy, Jip & Janneke, Mr De Uil & several 70s players…

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Brazil is the only country that has participated at every final round of every world cup. (more…)

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