1. Summer in Japan: wok & don’t look back

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    Received some snapshots from our twin brothers & sisters on the other side of the world today…

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    Made these images last month at the occasion of a second anniversary – that’s why so many things on it come in 2fold – for a rather exotic shopping mall in Yokohama’s Minatomirai area with splendid roof gardens etc… (actually never been there, but we tried to let our imagination do the job ;-))

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    We also must admit it was a rather demanding briefing with lots of details  & special requests…  (more…)

  2. Kwintessens Magazine: design from cradle to grave

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    Fine fresh food for our mailbox today: Kwintessens is a rather minimalistic Flemish magazine about design & fashion (in Dutch) and they asked five fine Flemish illustrators to… illustrate ‘design from the cradle to the grave’. I got the baby part – which still suits me – & really did my best to make something quintessential this time, about the fragile balance between form-function & safety…

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    … but I ended up in (ph)otto-shopping-land again, making safety follow function following form. So sorry, but I just couldn’t help it (never leave me in a toy store, especially if it’s a Japanese one ;-))

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    I’m even guilty of product placement (with my little Djeco cow standing behind the little child laborer next to the AA milk, à côté du BB) and maybe that’s why they put me right next to this rather pure image of Jan Vanderveken’s Fabrica Grafica illustrating ‘le mieux est l’ennemi du bien’.

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    (I’m more into the ‘Encyclopedia Otto-bio-grafica’ section for the moment, for kids of course ;-))

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