Since I last wrote about him in August of last year, Jan van der Veken has been working tirelessly to raise his profile from well-respected but mildly obscure illustrator genius to worldwide household name. His online presence has maintained a pleasing consistency, with updates coming thick and fast – much to the delight of those of us still waiting to see his work in some UK publications – and there are rumours of a monograph of his work appearing some time over the course of this year.
And about time too, as Jan is every bit the consummate image-maker, with draughtsmanship and typographic skills that only the very best illustrators could aspire to, not to mention his incredible eye for colour. Long may his rise to superstardom continue!
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