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Get the low down on your fav Antwerp creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Hans Spooren, Creative Director at Mr. Henry, about zapping toys in the microwave (they deserved it) the note from his Architecture teacher saying “You passed, but you should do something else” 😦, and how the studio is structured to achieve sustainable growth.
True grit is one way to describe Timothy Helmer's passion for graphic design! Taking the less traditional approach by starting out in the industry working and then going back to study shows his desire to know and learn all things design. Timothy is the man behind Antwerp's Creative Network—the online portfolio site—not only that, he also runs 'Let's Talk Design' and this year is working on a new start up called Elite. Whoooooooaaaaa— we love Timothy's determination and tenacity :D
Keep your eyes peeled for typographic gems at the flea market, get some experience abroad, and work your side hustle while you're studying! This how Naomi and Vincent got things going—they originally met while studying and after a bit of experience started Vrints-Kolsteren. Working mainly in the cultural sector, Vrints-Kolsteren collaborate, experiment and create with style.
From playing 'office' when she was young Ines Cox began to experiment with her fathers photocopier to create imagery that went towards making her own zines! Today Ines is inspired by things happening visually on our screens, researching her on screen actions and working digitally in a very conscious way . We find this fascinating! See how this influences Ines's work and where she's taking this research.
Check out the industry standard of work in Antwerp - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Antwerp.
Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
Creative Mornings Antwe…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
Besides being a platform for creatives, studios and agencies we also organise the conference Let's Talk Design (conference on the subject of creativity) and Let's Think Design (conference on the subject of design thinking) multiple times a year with national and international guest speakers, to inspire, motivate & network.
Plants VS Planters
I’m just going to buy myself a set of these gorgeous Plant vs Planters prints by Alberto Cerriteno so that I don’t have to feel so guilty about killing all our real plants.
Jed Heuer takes used, found, or discarded lamps and combines them with various elements to create new functional sculptures. Each lamp is a one-of-a-kind piece that’s been constructed by hand using a combination of lamps, lamp parts, shades, bulbs, light sources or other materials. See them all on his website.
Notes to Myself
Created by Brendan Dawes, Notes to Myself acts as creative inspiration and interruption through a notebook, poster and pencils. The notebook features a selection of thoughts on making things, together with places for you to make it your own using the spaces in-between and the code-made grids. The three pencils — made in New York City and stamped in gold foil (…)
Fruit Stickers T-Shirt
Fruit Stickers is a virtual scrapbook of those vibrant, colourful stickers you find on the sides of fruits and vegetables in local markets all over the globe, archived on Instagram. Put together by London based collector, designer and curator Kelly Angood, who is launching a collaborative T-shirt project with Everpress, featuring some (…)
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