Work in Progress: Book Design

Healthy Booklet Shanghai

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;-)?


Coffee Infographic

infpgraphic coffee

Coffee: Is there anything it can’t do? I just read this interesting article on the website of Time-magazine about a coffee-powered car that broke a World Record this past week. Isn’t that amazing? In honor to that, I’d like to share with you an info-graphic about how to brew the perfect cup. After all it’s also important to keep your own engine running;-)

The New York based designers of Plaid Creative made this one. I really like the simplicity of the design. Check out their website here.

Arty Australian Wine Labels


As many teenagers know, the key to achieving higher social status is wearing the right labels;-). This obviously also applies to the area of wine. Bottles need to have labels with the right ‘small print’. Especially in France an other ‘old’ wine countries, copy on a label is essential to determine quality. If you ask me, most of the time this results in somewhat boring designs (we can all recall the pen-drawing of a chateaux with centered text in classic font;-)).

Last month I was in Australia, exploring the Margaret River Wine Area and surprisingly enough, a lot of bottles had some very creative artwork on their labels. Maybe it has something to do with Australia being a ‘younger’ wine country, with different regulations that allow more space for graphic design? Curious to learn more about it….