#01 by rkstbl
#02 by Wouter van Empel
Wouter van Empel is a freelance illustrator & graphic designer based in Heeswijk-Dinther, the Netherlands. He graduated in graphic design at SintLucas in Boxtel. His main clients are musicians and filmmakers.
Growing up, Wouter became inspired by retro nostalgia and imperfections found in vintage prints, pop art, comics, surrealism and psychedelic art. Wouter loves giving his work a degraded and textured look.
#03 by Maus Bullhorst
Maus Bullhorst (1988) is a Dutch illustrator.
Inspired by stained glass and sci-fi movie posters, Maus Baus creates unusual editorial illustrations for newspapers and magazines in and outside The Netherlands. To him, an illustration is not a literal translation from text to image, but it creates a deeper level.
One of his more famous works "The 7 Sins of Brabant" was inspired by a painting called "The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things" by Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516). It was the first time Maus Baus's art set foot in a church. This 7 hatch was commissioned by the province of Brabant to create awareness about our everyday modern sins.
#04 by TRIK©
Using razor-sharp graphic imagery to create clear and humorous cartoons, illustrations and portraits, Trik's work cuts straight to the heart of the matter and strips news, subjects and people down to the bone. He balances on a self-created line between cartoon and graphic design with an unmistakable preference for pop- and street art. Trik has a reputation for 'sampling' iconic images, which he transforms into sharp-edged new school cartoons and illustrations that sometimes have a soothing effect but, more often than not, their message is disturbing.
#05 by Lieke Milder
While growing up Lieke Milder was always busy creating, yet it wasn’t until her internship that a real passion started to blossom for the art of animation. After graduating, Lieke explored the world of storytelling creating artworks, illustrations and animations. Lieke’s work is characterized by a comprehensive overall mood and feel and the usage of abstract shapes, so the viewer tends to look a little longer to discover the story behind it. She prefers using images and emotions rather than words to tell a story.
#06 by ATTAK
"Trends are boring"
ATTAK delivers uncommon and bespoke graphic productions. The work is idea driven and based on subculture ethics. It has strong roots in traditional print and crafts like screen printing, but nevertheless embraces new technology. The studio is established in 2004 and based in Den Bosch. It’s a place where people gather, share, work and deliver an unique approach for each project.
#07 by Marleen van de Velde
Marleen’s a designer, illustrator and printmaker. As a designer, she finds herself in a field where art and technology meet. Drawing for Marleen is a moment of rest, a moment of pause. Sometimes she manages to capture the essence with a few fragile lines, other times she pushes herself to the limits of her patience and can get lost in the multitude of details. As a printmaker, she feels the power of each print. Each print is handmade and one-of-a-kind and, as a perfectionist, she embraces the imperfections that arise.
#08 by Caitlin Bongers
Caitlin grew up just loving all kinds of crafts. Baking, knitting and most of all: painting. All the different crafts that she has done find a way into her work. Some, such as ceramics, are a big part of her daily life as an artist. With her art she wants to show a cozy world, in which everyone is welcome. She often features different animals interacting and trying to understand each other. Caitlin hopes to inspire a world where we can all be a little kinder to each other.
#09 by Nik Heemskerk
I am Nik Heemskerk, 30 years old and a graduate of HKU Illustration Department (2018). As an illustrator, I often work on commission. Many of my assignments are posters for theater performances, record sleeve designs, articles and puzzle designs. Clients include “Paradiso Amsterdam”, “Theater Ins Blau”, “Leidsch Dagblad”, “De Morgen”, “Museum de Lakenhal”, “Donald Duck Weekblad” and “Museumdepot”. Within the illustration field, I position myself around the illustrators that fascinate me. Think mainly of old animations, such as “Betty Boop and Felix”, and cartoonists such as Olivier Schrauwen and Osamu Tezuka. In doing so, I am mainly interested in story structure and appeal. In my opinion, the above sources are strong in portraying a compelling visual story on the one hand, but critical on the other. Moreover, the characters are designed in such a way that the viewer can connect, getting empathy for the protagonist, or recognizing oneself in them. This can be through humor, but also using bizarre contradictions, or by employing an attractive or, on the contrary, disruptive aesthetic.
#10 by ShiSoH
ShiSoH is an artist-designer with a multicultural background. With her nomadic eyes, she delves into the mundane, observes commonalities and differences between landscapes and cultures. Live sketches are the principal medium used to record her day-to-day personal experience – capturing an atmosphere, gestures, or happenings –all in a vivid, spontaneous way. Led by her curiosity to test diverse techniques and mediums, she has a broad drawing style and material palette which adapts to adequately transcript atmospheric expressivity of each moment she intends to seize. As a wanderer, she pursues the oneirism of liveliness and spontaneity.
#11 by Luc Verschuuren
Luc Verschuuren (1950) is living and working in Brabant, where he’s making comic books and pop art paintings. In 2021 he made a graphic novel about the 125th anniversary of “Willem II”, the historical football club of Tilburg. In 2022 he published “De Kees Kruik Kronieken 1983-2022”, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Tilburg’s most famous comic-character. In November 2023 a second part of these chronicles will be published. For the future, Luc is planning a completely new series of about twenty paintings, which will be shown in galleries in Brabant and abroad in 2025!
#12 by Studio Boot
Studio Boot is a design studio in Den Bosch, the self-proclaimed culture capital of North Brabant. Boot is a studio of brand creators engaged in more than just graphic work. Besides the almost traditional posters, books, house styles and broader campaigns, they make interiors and are involved in the design project Social Label.
#13 by Steffie Padmos
A background in art and a fascination for the natural world steered Steffie Padmos towards a master’s degree in Scientific Illustration. Her evolution as an artist is evident as she explores a more contemporary approach that maintains its reverence for scientific subjects. Steffie loves how her work creates opportunities to reveal the aesthetic details of the natural world and hopes to evoke in viewers a deeper appreciation for our planet and its inhabitants. She teams up with clients that have a mission to enlighten their audiences and aim towards a viable future.
#14 by Thomas van Deelen
Thomas van Deelen (1988) is an illustrator living and working in Drunen. He holds a bachelor’s degree in illustration from the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam and a diploma in graphic design from SintLucas in Boxtel. Thomas specializes in ink and watercolor drawings of landscapes, buildings and scenes with a strong sense of mystery. His main inspiration sources are the illustrators from 'the golden age of illustration', traditional architecture, fairytales, world literature and long walks through the forest.
#15 by Kid KURA
Kid KURA creates surreal worlds, characters and situations that seem to come out of his own imaginative world. He graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy with a major of Illustration, but also completing Graphic Design studies. He is an image maker who mainly focuses on prints, murals, clothing, events and the music and dance world. He has worked for the Hiphophuis, Vice, Ikea, Wobbyclub, Area51, KEVN and Gemeente Eindhoven to name a few. Because of his singular approach and education, he creates a unique experience in all his projects.
#16 by Bob Mollema
Bob Mollema, Bennekom 1990, works as an illustrator, artist, and musician. He works with various parties worldwide, who, like Bob himself, value nature and its relationship to nature. Bob draws inspiration from the imagery of ancient nature religions and mythological motifs. The world of modern art, underground comics, and old packaging materials such as Indian matchboxes or French detergent also inspire him. Because of his wide-ranging interests, he touches on different themes and makes them his own.