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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The new spot

Last May I moved into a new studio. I used to work from home, but now I’ve found a perfect spot in a former nursing home in the centre of town. I’ve been cleaning and painting it and moved in my stuff. It’s great working here; I’ve more space and my focus is even better. Isn’t that a good thing ;)?

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A Verbrugge and Kroost design… bearded men

The third and latest picture in our project of combining photography and illustration is also a portrait. A sweet little girl standing in front of a pastel coloured background holding a funny black moustache. The contrast of the girl’s innocence and the moustache intrigued me and so I wanted to develop this idea further.

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A Verbrugge and Kroost design… Bird of Paradise!

Driven by mutual interest for each other’s work and the question how our disciplines relate to each other, photographer Irma Bulkens and I have worked together on a visual project. Our goal is to find out how her photography and my illustrations could strengthen and influence each other. READ MORE

Inspirational carousel

 

At the bookstore in town I bought a card display rack. It serves me as an ‘inspirational carousel’. The surface of the magnetic board next to my desk wasn’t big enough for all the beautiful cards and booklets I like to be surrounded with.
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