Jvdv9

Jan Van Der Veken: Virgin Pacific

Work / Illustration

Illusive illustrator Jan Van Der Veken is making magnificent work in secret

For such a well-respected and wonderfully talented illustrator there’s a surprising lack of information about Jan Van Der Veken out there on the internet. His online presence is decidedly minimal, amounting to just a Tumblr, a short biography on Drawn and Quarterly and a few lines of a Wikipedia entry that offers “Van Der Veken developed his own artistic style…” by way of explaining Jan’s creative output. Not a lot to go on really. He doesn’t even have a proper email address.

What we can tell you about the Ghent-born illustrator is that he’s a practitioner of the Atomstyle, a 1950s adaptation of Hergé’s famous ligne clàire, specialises in book-cover and poster design and is so good at what he does that the New Yorker is always knocking on his door for cover illustrations. All of which should be enough to persuade you that this is one illustrator you really should know more about (even if we can’t provide you with that information right now).

Since writing this article Jan has been updating his website with an absolute torrent of new work so get on over there so see the magnificent fruits of his labours. Thanks Jan!

Jvdv12

Jan Van Der Veken: Brand New Work

Jvdv10

Jan Van Der Veken: Meulesleekoerse

Jvdv2

Jan Van Der Veken: Nobrow

Jvdv8

Jan Van Der Veken: Excessive Information on the Internet

Jvdv

Jan Van Der Veken: Vacature

Jvdv6

Jan Van Der Veken: Chambermaids (unpublished)

Jvdv11

Jan Van Der Veken: Chambermaids

Jvdv13

Jan Van Der Veken: Neulestee Matinee

Jvdv14

Jan Van Der Veken: Brand New Work

Jvdv15

Jan Van Der Veken: Brand New Work