Leonie Verbrugge | illustrator & book designer | Blog by Leonie Verbrugge
On this blog you'll find all the aspects of illustration and book design I'm interested in. Written in my own words, my opinion, my thoughts, my experiences.
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Under the mistletoe

Yes, I like traditions. So every year I hang a mistletoe in our hallway. Lots of kissing this time of year!

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Inspired by The Russians

For this month’s wallpaper I was inspired by two of my favorite illustrators: Yelena Bryksenkova and Alexandra Dvornikova.

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Feeling autumnal

When figuring out a new theme for a wallpaper I’m thinking about the month ahead and what it will bring.

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The Word Party

Just before the summer holidays I was asked by publisher Kluitman to make an illustration for a learning method for children. Kids in the age of 5 to 7 years old who just start to read.

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Let’s go outside!

What a full summer it was, I can barely remember the beginning of it, way back in June. With September on a roll, we’re spinning on the rhythm of school or work and autumn shows us it’s on its way.

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Holiday treasures

It’s my habit to collect stones and shells while I’m on my holiday. I keep small collections of these treasures everywhere in my house, from France, Italy, Switzerland and this summer from Denmark.

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A seed once sown…

Two weeks ago I visited the botanical garden of the University of Utrecht. Wow, what an explosion of colour, fragrance and structures, I was overwhelmed by it.

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I <3...

Inspired by yesterday’s People’s Climate March I drew you a new wallpaper…

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A change is gonna come?

I am not an activist. But I don’t eat meat and fish and I consume as little as possible. I believe the world and living creatures need to be taken care of. Much more than we do so today.

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