Bookdesign commissioned by Stichting Cools
We designed the book 'Woordensnoeper' that is written by Norbert de Vries. In this publication, de Vries searches for the etymological sources of Dutch words, expressions and sentences by unwrapping them like candy. In our design, we used the visual elements of various sweets to emphasize the playfulness of his texts. In addition, we made over forty illustrations that respond in this same visual language to the content of the separate stories. De Vries examines forgotten Dutch words like ‘lichtekooi’, ‘druistig’, ‘besmuikt’ and ‘bars’, which resulted in witty and sometimes even absurd illustrations from our hand.