It was such an honor to make this cover for researcher Janneke Jaspers. She spent 6 years in the lab of NKI (Netherlands Cancer Institute) to find out more on anti-drug resistance in mouse models of breast-cancer. The illustration on the cover is a dart/target board and a maze at the same time.
According to Janneke it was sometimes a real struggle and (re)search for useful data/output, I tried to visualize that in the cover. With the pinkish skin-tissue of the background the illustration also resembles a woman’s breast (in an abstract way of course).
I wish Janneke a lot of inspiration and perseverance in her future career in researching breast-cancer. A lot of woman are extremely thankful for what you’re doing… I’m one of them;-)!
Working on the lay-out of a booklet about ‘how to live healthy in a polluted city like Shanghai’. This is my first design-proposal for the cover. I wanted to visualize the idea of a guide in the whole book. The skyline cut-outs in different fruits and communicate how the city can ‘eat away’ the much needed healthy ‘ingredients’ of our life. Like it so far;-)?
I was working in the Mui Wo bookshop yesterday and came across this great idea of combining book covers/dust jackets with matching bookmarks, specific to each title. Check out the designer Igor Rogix. I really think some publisher needs to pick this up;-)
Last week this Korean book on Dutch Landscapes was presented in the Netherlands Pavillion of the Expo in Yoesu. DVP hired me to do the lay-out and illustrations. And I had the privilege of working with excellent photo material shot by Paul Ridderhof.
The landscapes, Dutch skies and light made me almost feel homesick;-).