Brussels Airport Luchtvaartdag

Made this 3m bilingual info wall for Brussels Airport,  just after flying in from Copenhagen last week.


Luckily I already had a whole passenger’s list and crew from my previous books, but this image had to contain a lot of information about the airport, in 2 languages, to be integrated ‘interactively’.


So we came up with these illustrated magnetic flying saucers of about 20cm diameter…


No surprise to me what the average passenger buys in Belgium;-)


But did you already know there are about 100000 bees at the airport? (haven’t seen’m yesterday)


The discs had to be hung on the right spot in this multi situational composition. Fun for the family!


Otto just learned 5 new languages

Our little Encyclopedia Otto-biografica seems to be making it’s way to the different parts of the world that it’s actually illustrating… After English, French, German and several Scandinavian editions last year, we’re very happy to announce – to 1/3d of the world! – a brand new Spanish translation:


The editor expected troubles with symbols & words in & around the Spanish flag on the end papers,


so- since we don’t have a problem with otto-censorship – we swiftly came up with something new (after visiting a most interesting & otto-didactic Picasso-Giacometi exhibition last year in Paris).


No more bull fighting; no dog or goat, but a pig! Hope Catalans & muslims won’t feel offended…


Luckily the Hungaro ring above wasn’t an issue in Buda nor Pest. Here’s my Magyar post:


We double-czeched the 2 below; seems Czechs & Slowaks will have Otto in common from now on.


And last, but not least: the Swedish contribution (in local bookstores by the end of May)


Otther languages in this post below.

Otto 10!


Wij kregen deze week – in aanloop naar de lente – een krat vol ‘vers’ fruit aan (tuin)huis geleverd!

COV_Otto rijdt heen en weer naar de stad.indd

De buitenkant oogde al bijzonder fris & fruitig (en aan de binnenkant groeiden zelfs nieuwe schut- en titelbladen), maar binnenin bleek een verrassend volle, rijpe vrucht schuil te gaan…


We hadden het zelf al opgemerkt in Lannoo’s lenteaanbieding 2017: Otto wordt dit jaar 10!

otto-10 (more…)

There is a light that never goes out…

Woonachtig in de noordrand van Brussel of soms in de buurt en op zoek naar een klein geschenk?/ In need of a small present and happen to live in or near Brussels?


Hier is een winkeltje in onze achtertuin dat zelden z’n deuren sluit / There is a light in our garden that (nearly) never goes out… Je vindt bij ons een kleine selectie / we offer a select variety of:


luxe posters gedrukt op 240g fotopapier (check de “shop” rubriek bovenaan voor het aanbod) / luxury posters, printed on 240g photo paper (check the “shop” tag above to view the selection)


boeken voor kinderen (en ouders die  graag het kind in zich bewaren), spellen en postkaarten / picture books for children (and parents who kept that little spark of childhood), toys and postcards.


Stuur ons vooral vooraf een mailtje om het juiste adres te ontvangen.

Please, send us a brief mail to get the address of the place to be.

Huisdieren welkom/ Pets welcome:-)