Wondering where to go on a rainy day in Belgium this Summer? Go check ‘Brussels is a Plaizier’ showing 40 years of active service in postcards & artwork by pocket publishing house Plaizier.
Here’s a short introduction film (subtitles by clicking ‘cc’ lower on the screen; even our custom made wrapping paper below made it to the walls of the museum and got ‘wrongly’ mentioned in the end;-))
On show is a selection of prints about the Belgian capital, with rows of cards highlighting all aspects of the city throughout the years. It’s buildings, streets & inhabitants, the glory & decline… and by it’s very concept – a walk around the block on the 2nd floor of Bozar’s central hall, with small images organized by neighborhoods – also a generous open invitation to hit the streets on a sunnier day.
The construction of the ever modern Atomium won’t have any secrets to you afterwards.
And of course a bit of nostalgia has never caused anyone any harm…
We stumbled upon some of our all time heroes, who showed a younger generation the ‘shining path to illustration’. Above’s the Belgian Savignac aka Julian Key, who designed the iconic Black Cat – try finding that coffee can/cat on my wrapping paper higher on – and below’s a poster for a no longer existing Brussels’ Summer festival that has been looking down (from a wall in my old boy’s room) on the desk with my own first attempts to illustrations.
So I was very happy to perceive my own ‘6 pack’ in that wall of boxes at the end of the corridor:-)
Absolutely ‘our Plaizier’. Until Sunday the 17th of September @ the other side of Summer.
PS hier nog wat meer achtergrond bij het fijne familiebedrijf