Instructions for a do-it-yourself kit I made for people whose presence I've appreciated in 2019. If you are one of them; enjoy!
FILOSOFIE MAGAZINE - Op zoek naar de ziel
Cover illustration for Filosofie Magazine depicting the search for the soul. This issue’s dossier contains a brief history of the soul, from Homerus to Kafka. And Ole Martin Høystad talks about why and how he thins we should become friends with our souls.
VPRO gids - Puzzels
Rutger Paulusse and I were asked to create a cover for the notorious VPRO gids. The cover article takes a peek into the lives and process of the people behind crossword puzzles and cryptograms. We wanted to take the black and white cubes from these puzzles as a visual reference and create an environment out of them. The stack of blocks suggest a port; the door to the wondrous world of these puzzles. Maybe this is how the world looks. where all the puzzles are born? Who knows!
OUDERS VAN NU - VAN BABY TOT PEUTER
Such a lovely commission! An even bigger series of illustrations to fill a second book for Ouders van Nu. This time on making sure your kid survives her/his first 18 months. Graphic design by Diewertje van Wering and published with Kosmos Uitgevers.
Oh My God!
A photo series where Rutger Paulusse and I explore and combine our crafts of photography, set design and CGI.
BNO IMG LAB - Maakdrift
I was asked to develop the key visual of BNO IMG LAB’s next event and saw the perfect opportunity to do some crafting with Rutger Paulusse. And so we did! BNO IMG LAB is a series of events for which BNO and Het Nieuwe Instituut invite creatives to speak about a specific theme. This time that theme was ‘Creative Urge’ - a theme we loved to visualize. Art Direction & Papercraft by Anna Bay & Rutger Paulusse Graphic Design by Studio BLT
Ouders van Nu - Van buik tot baby
Such a fun assignment! Making a series of quick illustrations to fill a whole book for Ouders van Nu. On being pregnant and giving birth, giving week to week information and corresponding tips about things to take care of. Graphic design by DIewertje van Wering and published with Kosmos Uitgevers.
OUDERS VAN NU - En het is een...
Another lovely project to work on! Ouders van Nu asked me to illustrate sixteen very diverse childbirth stories for a special about giving birth. I loved helping these stories come to life, making a big impact with something small and fragile. Like babies do :)
VPRO GIDS - Blokken
Cover illustration for VPRO Gids about 'Blokken', a tv show based on Tetris. The lovely Jona Rotting asked me to work with him and translate an idea of his into paper. And so I did. Loved working on this together! Concept + design: Jona Rotting Illustration: Anna Bay
Let's Meet in the Middle
Personal project that resulted in rediscovering my passion for papercraft
PLINT - DICHTER. 3
What an awesome project this was! Plint asked me to illustrate a whole magazine filled with poems for children from 6-106. Which made for this dreamy, soft and sweet world, built from paper, spices and rocks.
Psychologie Magazine - Bosbaden
Psychologie Magazine asked me to make them a forest with someone walking in it. So here it is! Had so much fun creating the perfect guy to match the wooden trees and bushes. The illustration was made to go with an article about Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese term which translates to "forest bathing." Anyone who has been outside can tell you that it makes you feel good. Research now shows there are many health benefits beyond relaxing and a good mood. Like a boosted immune system, reduced blood pressure, increased ability to focus, accelerated recovery from surgery or illness, more energy and improved sleep. The image was never used, but it did inspire me to go outside more and really take nature in!
KLASSE - Altijd leraar?
Another Rutger Paullusse & Anna Bay collab! This time for Klasse Magazine, a classy magazine about education. Always wonderfully designed and equipped with vibrant but stylish covers. So we were stoked to work with them and make several illustrations for their summer issue. Klasse wonders; how much of a teacher are you during your holiday? Are you still "meester Jaap" and take your chalkboard with you? Or are you just Jaap, chilling in his hammock, surrounded by empty beer cans?
Urbana Projects - Mixity Europeannes
Rutger Paulusse and I were invited to create an artwork for the mixity Europeannes 2017 in Brussels. In this project 60 artists create an artwork that was printed at 295 cm x 150 cm and placed on fences in the European quarter of Brussels, with the theme of European Identity. Read all about the concept in the presentation.
In my Element
Earth, air, water and fire, crafted from four 7x14 cm strips of paper.
Lekker zit tussen je oren
'Taste is between your ears'. Whether we like a certain food is more determined by our brain than by taste, smell, touch and sight. Our experiences help define if something makes us drool or not. Illustration for AD Magazine.
OH COMELY - Sadako Sasaki
Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who was two years old when an American atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, near her home. She is remembered through the story of the one thousand origami cranes she tried to fold before her death, and is a symbol of the innocent victims of nuclear warfare. Oh Comely asked me to illustrate their article about Sadako and make instructions to fold your own cranes. Tricky one, because of Japan's rich tradition in paper craft. I didn't want the illustration to look traditional, but refer to these beautiful traditions in a more modern way.
Low Legacy Arch Runner
Rutger Paulusse and I joined forces to design a papercraft set around Filling Pieces' Low Legacy Arch Runner. This was so much fun! After watching him make countless cg images I loved watching Rutger's work come to life in the real world. Unfortunately our work was never used, but I love the way it turned out!
De Correspondent - Dit was het nieuws niet
De Correspondent celebrated their 5 year anniversary with a book called 'Dit was het nieuws niet' and published four excerpts from it online. Had so much fun with these quickies because 1: it's for my favourite journalistic platform. 2: I could go abstract, yay! 3: Series, I love love love making series. 4: I could decide on the colours 5: Landscapes! 6: I needed to make these illustrations extra mega super fast. So no time for elaborate sketches. Working with just an idea makes room for spontaneity and a more fun making process.
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Christmas card 2016
A-MAG - Life's a Beach
A-mag asked me to make a stunning cover illustration for their summer issue, filled with tips about Amsterdam's sandy hotspots and beaches in its vicinity. So I did :) Beach houses made out of paper, the beach is a mix of spices.