Mountain (of) books, books about mountains

For Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant (literary supplement), about the increase of books about mountains. (and their specific cover images).

In the mix

Series of handmade type for an editorial client. With a new (given) set of colors and some characteristics for each month of the year. Here’s a selection: embroidered, sewn, needlepunched, stamped, made out of books, blocks, fruit and some seasonal collages.

Dolores Prato

For de Volkskrant’s book section. About ‘Giù la piazza non c’e nessuno’, by Dolores Prato, now translated + available in Dutch. The book lacks chapters and plot, it is more a caleidoscopic shifting of scenes and objects. I am very happy art director Io Cooman went for my wild and associative image.

the Vegetarian Butcher

Joining the biggest food revolution. Proudly illustrating for the Butcher of the Future. Ongoing series of illustrations for the brand book, website and apps, as well as (birthday and holiday) cards.

Paper (and needlework) lovers

Embroidered the cover and several postcards for the latest issue of Flow’s book for paper lovers (#9). Also made various patterns and did a lot of handlettering on a calendar, wrapping paper and posters.


Illustration in Volkskrant Magazine for a moving story about cleaning up the (family) house after the last parent has deceased.

Soul care

An image made for a crossmedia collaboration between Museum van de Geest (Museum of the Mind, based in Haarlem) and the Dutch Association of mental Health Care (GGZ) about taking care of the soul, during the pandemic.


For DPG Media


For DGP Media I made a series of letters, built out of bricks, twine and paper. The G stands for growth. Art directed by RAZA graphic design.

Paper + Nature Lovers


Le Philosophe

Pear colorwheel

Lazy gardeners handbook



Alles wat licht is

Book cover for Marleen Nelen/Querido. An outstanding (ya) book about two brothers and their trapeze act, set against Mussolini’s uprise. It won a prestigious Flemish book award in 2021: the Lavki prize, and was shortlisted for de Kleine Cervantes.

Likeur & limonade

Illustrated Liquor & lemonade book for Snor Publishers. Art direction by Studio 100%


Honored to have been given the cover of  the Buchmesse special in Frankfurter Allegemeine. Folded two books of 400+ pages each… Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn, as always. Art directed by lovely Nina Hewelt.

Happi health

A series of natural beauty products for magazine. Made them out of the materials they contain. The lip balm, for example, is lanolin-based – hence the wool felt packaging (+handembroidered texts). The jade skinroller I constructed out of marbled paper.


Cover and (inside) illustrations to accompany Hans Hagens beautiful poems for young adults.

Amsterdam magazine

Cover for A-mag. on food

Compendium journal

For US based Compendium I illustrated the cover and several quotes for the Write Now Journal “What the world needs now” Warm and cheerful, this journal offers artwork and quotations to inspire you to embrace the love all around you.

Book cover

Book cover. (front and back – embroidery mirrored over spine)


Cover image for Volkskrant magazine about #theperfectbeachbody. (idea+props by me, photography Aad Hoogendoorn, model Hedwig H.)



Handlettered quotes for Flow magazine/family and friends special.

Home and garden special

Gardening tips for Flow magazine.

Ik zoek een woord

Book cover illustration for a poetry anthology about the joy, magic and numerous possibilities of language. Type by Steef Liefting.

Metoo yogamat

Illustration made with a punchneedle, a ‘yogamat’ accompanying a survey about #MeToo in the yoga world, for (Dutch) Yoga Magazine


For B – a Dutch magazine on breastcancer. ‘The various techniques used by specialists for detection’.

Fabric collages Elle decoration

A box containing 29 fabrics was delivered on my doorstep. Christian Lacroix, Kvadrat. Wonderful textures, shimmer, depth. I made 8 pages of associative collages with them for Elle decoration #2/february/march 2017.  Such a dreamjob. Then, sadly, I had to send the box back.    

Various bookcovers

Burnout (at the office)

For the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs/magazine

tiny pleasures

The Flow tiny pleasures calendar 2016 I illustrated was turned into a lovely book by Workman publishing. click.

Tiny Pleasures Flow calendar

2016 was a year of tiny pleasures, at least on the calendar it was.


Thirteen book covers for the famous Dutch Young Adult series ‘How to survive’/Hoe overleef ik’,  by author Francine Oomen. Papercut illustrations. (some spines interact with neighbouring spines).

Food trends

Another collage for the 2016 series in Elle eten: food trends

3 courses

For each issue of Elle eten (Elle food & wine) I prepare, style and/or illustrate a foolproof recipe, written by Lieke Sniekers. ‘The perfect version of…’  Ongoing series, with Aad Hoogendoorn (photographer).


Sometimes there’s nothing more fulfilling than actual drawing, with pen and ink. I love to make hand drawn illustrations. This one was made for Flow magazine.


The translation of this book title would be something like ‘The miracle that doesn’t tumble down’. I made the cover image with photographer Aad Hoogendoorn. It took a lot of testing and many different objects tumbling down before we were able to take the picture. It’s an actual tower, not a photoshopped one!


For Flow magazine I made various handlettered quotes over the years. This is my fav.


For Dutch television guide VPRO Gids, cover image about ‘cablecutting’.

Food heroes

For Elle eten (food) I made several collages of upcoming food trends, tools, addresses and heroes.

Tears on the mat

For (Dutch) Yoga Magazine. Accompanying letters sent by readers about grief and how yoga helped them cope with it.


Cover for Parool PS. ‘Spring’

Nr 5

For Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. Aromatic spices in the kitchen.


The Dutch word for ‘fern frost’ is IJsbloem: Ice Flower. ( illustration initially made for an article about decreasing fertility).

Shadow play

Made for Opzij, on sexy humour


Two patterns for Flow Magazine’s first Book for paper lovers.  

Statistical Yearbook

Cover for the Dutch annual Statistics Yearbook  (CBS Jaarboek 2014).

Idfa special

Cover for VPRO’s annual IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam) special. Featuring its logo.

Autumn breeze

Third coverimage in a series of four for Parool Ps.  Autumn.

summer memories

One of a series of images made for the 2016 Volkskrant summer specials about summer memories. This particular column was about regret for not having captured more imagery of the children while they were young/time fleeing.

November music

Cover for the November music special in VPRO Gids. A festival featuring all kinds of music varying from elektro to improv.


Illustration made for coverjunkie Jaap Biemans, after Steinbergs famous New Yorker cover. (Jaap is a huge Steinberg fan). Personal gift/not published but given as a farewell present to Jaap at his former job.