1988

Identity for techno organisation 1988. Together with Yves Marquillie.

1988 refers to the origin of techno while its identity is a reference to the birthplace of techno: Detroit. Strong industrial typography in collision with visual renders of abstract machinery create the atmosphere of what the Motor City once was.
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Determining the flow rate…

…of free gas in the water column using hydroacoustic systems

Doctoral thesis by Mario Enrique Veloso Alarcón for Ghent University.

Very complex matter asks for a clear as possible design. The table of contents lies at the core of the design and starts on the back of the cover. Numbers close to the edge of the book guide you through the chapters accompanied by thick black lines. There are references in the text to an extra booklet that contains all the graphics and tables.

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BRATZ & NONNO

An exclusive white wine made with parsley.

The bottles are sold in boxes of six so the letterlogo is only visible if the six bottles are put next to eachother.
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Lina Maria

Website for fashion and textile designer Lina Maria.
Based on the identity designed by Olivier Smets.

For this website we worked with the idea of irritating, uncontrollable pop-ups that push you to buy the newest clothes. For each line that Lina Maria designed we put it’s corresponding number on the home page which after clicking it opens a huge pop-up showcasing her colorful clothing in contrast with the typographical black and white background.
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kolektiv

kolektiv’s—a Belgian post-punk band—first album.

The demand of the band to strip the information to its basics—no album title, no time reference, no band member names, just title songs—asked for the opposite in the artwork. Simplicity and raw, chaotic power, both are references to the bands fundament, punk music.
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Ultrat5fel

The design and screenprinting of a Polish grenen coffeetable designed to stock publications, comics, newspapers….

The name Ultrat5fel refers to the research I did on 90s rave party flyers which you can see on my blog, Ultral3nny. The screenprinted image is a cutout from a rave flyer.
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AUTOLUBRIFIANT — FRANCOIS VAN DAMME

Artist book with the work of François Van Damme.

After getting to know François and talking a lot about how we could expose his work, it seemed that a normal exhibition wouldn’t work. So we chose the format of a book as an exhibition. The book consist of a selection out of 3000 drawings with a poster wrapped around functioning as the cover. The poster is a reference to the poster that would’ve been made if there was a temporary exhibition. The drawings are placed in order from light to dark, which resulted in a rhythm starting from simple scribblings to end with his most complex drawings.

For sale on POV Books.
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POV Books

Independent art book publisher.

POV—short for Point Of View—Books was established together with the publication of AUTOLUBRIFIANT. It questions the functionality of the book as a medium and tries to break the barriers which made the book as medium a boring object as it is today. The identity—in the form of a logo—of POV Books is a visualisation of the ‘point’ ;) which covers the words ‘POINT OF VIEW’. It refers to the common point of view that many times overshadows a more logic, more beautiful and more interesting point of view of just one individual. The logo is used as an element in the publications, on the website and on the packages used to send the books around the world.

>>povbooks.com.
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Diffuse magazine

A fashion editorial magazine using cues from modern art and culture.

The big typography used for titles becomes an abstract image that invites the reader, next to the huge pictures, to just flip through the magazine and look at the pages. But once they get to the small letters they realise that there is a double layer of philosophy, psychology and science…
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Play the piano drunk…

…like a percussion instrument until the fingers begin to bleed a bit

Booklet for the exhibition of the master students Sint-Lukas Brussels, 2010.

A poster was made for each student representing their work. These posters were brought together on top of eachother in the booklet. In this way their works were put next to each other without being in control about what surprising combinations they would make…
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Sekta ep

Artwork for an EP by y y y.

Never got released…
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Identity proposal for the Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna.

This museum houses classic art as well as temporary art and exhibitions. The museums initials were put in a grid of 3 by 2 with two fonts, one representing the classic art, one representing the temporary art. These two fonts became the basic of the identity of the museum and are used depending on which category the exhibition belongs to.
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Oops Wrong Planet

Identity for party organizer Oops Wrong Planet.

Rave flyers from the 90s were the biggest influence for the OWP identity. Just like house music—the main focus of OWP—is made out of samples, the posters are constructed with samples from oldskool rave flyers. They are screen printed in fluorescent colours to reference the colours worn and beamed on the dancefloor.
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De Morgen

Illustrations and layout for award winning newspaper De Morgen.

This is a small selection out of the thousands of pages I made for De Morgen between 2011 and 2017.
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TOXIC

Visual experiment for the European Youth Trend Report designed by Jan & Randoald and Corbin Mahieu.

Pictures used in the book were deformed into melting toxic radioactive images to strengthen the atmosphere of the TOXIC part of the book.
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De Filmavonden

Posters for De Filmavonden (The Movie Evenings) curated by Wim Lambrecht at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent. Together with Louis Verhoeven.

Each year at LUCA there are 24 Tuesday evenings were a movie is shown selected by Wim Lambrecht. In line of the tradition we made typographical posters (except for the rotten sandwich) where we would work on for maximum one or two hours. The framework where these posters hang is square (1100mm by 1100mm). So we made the posters fit.
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Cnocspot creative agency

Identity for creative agency Cnocspot.

The need of this agency to be flexible, to be able to go everywhere were it's interesting, pushed them to work in a container. An office that can be moved to anywhere on the planet if necessary. For me the identity was already there: the container. So a changing logosystem was made depicting the container from different angles.
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Wire

Redesign of the magazine WIRE as a school assignment.

The WIRE magazine has three kind of articles: regulars, features and reviews. For each kind a different layout is made in a different typeface. The kind of articles are alternated with each other so there is a constant mix between them. Three kind of coloured papers are used to intensify the mix. And for each kind of article a symbol is created: a triangle, a rectangle and a starlike figure that symbolises sound. These shapes are the basic for the typeface created for the cover and advertising inside.
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Victoria

Display typeface loosely based on the Romain du Roi.

I started designing this typeface at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, under the supervision of Frederik Berlaen. It is a geometrical constructed typeface shaped mostly by circles (just like the Romain du Roi).

If you are interested in using the Victoria typeface, send me an e-mail.
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Onderbescherming:…

…zeepbellen & paraplu’s?

Theaterplay made by poor stricken people, homeless people and what the government calls them by the worst name: illegals. The design is literally a visual translation of the sub-title: soap bubbles and umbrellas. Inside the booklet interviews alternate with pamflet like text containing excerpts of the human rights law and a speech of Nelson Mandela.
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…Paul Nougé en het Belgische surrealisme

Essay about Paul Nougé written by Eric Min. Together with Pieterjan Van Parys.

Paul Nougé’s subtle interference with reality directly influenced us in designing this booklet. All the quotes were turned just 1 degree. The interference is almost invisible, but it is there. Just like you need time to look at Paul Nougé’s photography to understand exactly what is happening, there is some time needed to realise that the quotes are crooked.

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I AM SO HAPPY HAPPY!!

Book about the rave experience as part of the master project at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent.

This book is an experiment on how to use solely typography to create a specific atmosphere. Apart from the cover and two pages inside everything is just letters. Using effects, specific typefaces and colours, the line between text and image becomes very thin. Sometimes the text even loses its primary function—being readable—but is transformed into an image that could be the visual fantasy of the reader while reading the text.
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Constructing the documentary image

Poster and flyer for a lecture series at LUCA School of Arts, Ghent. Together with Ine Meganck.

A documentary is a selection of reality cut up and put back together in an order chosen by the documentary maker. For the poster we wanted to literally use this way of deconstructing and constructing. So we took all the information of the lecture series, appointed them a specific typeface and cut them up and put them back together in a different order. The image what you get can’t be read (or at least is very hard to read). It’s a metaphor (and maybe a proof) for the relativity of reality depicted in a documentary.
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Machteld Van den Bossche

Website for fashion designer and costumier Machteld Van den Bossche.

This website asks for a very simple approach to showcase the work of the designer. Her work as a designer is shown with a black background and white letters, her costumier work is shown on a white background with black letters.
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