Client: De Zoek naar Schittering — Graphic Design — 2019
The De Zoek naar Schittering foundation helps initiatives promoting poetry in public spaces. For the project Geluk op Zuid the foundation hosted a poetry competition for primary school children based on the theme ‘geluk’ (joy, happiness). One of the winners, 9-year-old Dieudonné Kiesel, won to have a part of her poem painted on a wall in the Feijenoord area of Rotterdam. I was asked to make a typographic design to be hand-painted on a building.
With a beautiful poem as my briefing, I decided to enhance Dieudonné’s words with small illustrations of the natural elements she describes. The blue and dark-red color scheme complement the colors of the building, or as one person described it ‘make it feel like it belongs there’. Artist Ricardo van Zwol hand-painted my design on the wall. More on this project in my blog post.