Broos Stoffels makes beautiful posters and fantastical drawing machines

Date
22 July 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

Belgian graphic designer Broos Stoffels has it all; great poster designs, great typefaces, great Dance Organ-powered drawing machine for the creation of custom vinyl sleeves – no really! The young designer is a former student of Sint Lucas in Ghent, a institution with proven design pedigree, and has spent the last few years honing his practical and conceptual skills into a fantastically coherent body of work.

Like many of his Flemish and Dutch counterparts there’s a healthy nod to modernism in his work and an affection for heavyweights of the movement like Wim Crouwel. But outside of the works on paper Broos has the experimental mind of a craftsman, capable of turning his hand to any design-related project he’s tasked with. His Decap Drawing Device is clear evidence of this; a project that places the designer’s responsibility into the hands of a mechanical drawing machine such that tempo and chance both shape the final product with the helping hand of Broos’ pre-designed geometric grids.

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Broos Stoffels: It’s Showtime

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Broos Stoffels: It’s Showtime

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Broos Stoffels: It’s Showtime

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Broos Stoffels: Decap Drawing Device

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Broos Stoffels: Decap Drawing Device

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Broos Stoffels: Decap Drawing Device

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Broos Stoffels: Decap Drawing Device

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Broos Stoffels: Decap Drawing Device

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Broos Stoffels: Decap Drawing Device

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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