Gold Award at Eurobest

DSH_AIDA_IMGThe series of posters for Das Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg received the Gold Award for the illustrations and the Bronze Award for the design at the Eurobest Festival ( ‘The European Festival of Creativity, Launched in 1988, Eurobest is Europe’s leading annual awards competition for creative excellence’) ! Congrats to the client and many thanks to the ad agency THJNK and off course A.D. Patricia Wetzel. A selection of the illustrations can be seen here.

Cover illustration for 3×3 magazine

3x3COVER_IMGProud to announce that my work is honored with a feature article in the upcoming issue of 3×3 Magazine. The article is written by Klaas Verplancke, photographs taken by John Vane. Thanks Klaas en John! Also I was trusted to provide the cover on the theme ‘conceptual illustration’
Other featured illustrators are Harry Campbell (interviewed by Tim O’Brien) and Beppe Giacobbe (interviewed by Valeria Petrone)
Many many thanks to editor and design director Charles Hively!
Issue 22, is already up for preorder here:×3-issue-22-pre-order I’ll be posting some more on this when I receive my copies

3×3 Annual Gold and Bronze Medal!

HEijmans_WonenAmazing news! I’m totally amazed, flabbergasted, happy and honestly humbled to learn that as many as eight of my illustrations were selected in the 3×3 Pro Show. Two of them even receiving medals! The Bronze medal for ‘Ballet‘ for the Theater of the City Utrecht and the golden medal for ‘Home‘ an illustration I did for the Annual report of Heijmans, a listed construction company. It was one of a series, another one from that series, ‘Sustainability’ also got selected. Other winning entries were: Apocalypse, Intelligent Highways, Opera, West Africa and Work. Couldn’t be more happy and proud…

Gorilla keeps on dancing

Glad to inform you all that the Gorilla on Spitzen is still dancing around the Globe. It has been selected in both competitions of American Illustration (US) and Association of Illustrators (UK)!

Red Dot Award ‘Best of the Best’

I did the characters for this rather dark animatic for the German Theatre Hamburg ( Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg) Also did a series of posters for them in cooperation with ad agency THJNK, and their A.D. Patricia Wetzel. She told me the other day that the animatic made by Deli Pictures received a Red Dot Design Award! Congratulations go to her, the team at THJNK and off course the animators!

3×3 Directory Cover

604172_557111397656354_730944128_nI’m honored that the illustration I did for Hohe Luft, a german magazine on philosophy was chosen to appear on the cover of the 3×3 directory of illustrators 2013. It is one of my personal favourites. It was made to accompany an article discussing ‘work’ as means to self fulfillment. Here’s a link to the illustration.

Communication Arts winner

IMG_4540Cool. When I was in New York City to receive the silver medal at the Society of Illustrators I got an email saying two of my illustrations where selected in the Illustration Annual Competition. Again the Gorilla that already had won the medal was  selected as well as an illustration I did to accompany an article on the industrialization of West Africa published in Management Scope’s custom content special on Shell’s activities in West Africa. I’m still amazed Shell agreed to publish it… The picture is showing the awards, the illustrations can be viewed using these links: Ballet  West Africa

Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators

Incredible news! My illustration ‘Ballet’ is awarded a silver medal by the Society of Illustrators. This image was part of a series I did for the Utrecht city theatre created under supervision of a.d. Marieke Griffioen (EdenSpiekermann) You can read more about the project here and see more images from the series here. This is such an honor, I still have a hard time believing it but it really says so on the Society of Illustrators’ website :-) Thank you judges!

Awarded illustration Silver medal Society of illustrators

3×3 Pro show no 9!

I’m happy to announce that my illustration ‘Signs Of Safety’ for Jeugd en Co Magazine received merits in the upcoming 3×3 ProShow!

According to their blog the competition was tougher than ever:

‘Congratulations to all our winners in this year’s 3×3 ProShow! In reviewing the voting it looks like this was one of the toughest shows yet. Entries were up but there were fewer medals this year. Judges were particularly tough on the editorial and self-promotion categories with less than 10% of the entries making it into the show.’

read more: 3×3 website, 3×3 blog, list of winners view: the winning entry

American Illustration 31 Accepted

Good news! My work has been selected to appear in the American illustration 31 annual book. Thanks to the judges!

Life Story

From 8,000 pictures entered by over 1,200 illustrators, magazines, agencies, publishers and schools, the jury selected by a majority vote or better only 439 images to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2011. AI31 will be printed in full color and distributed worldwide in hardcover from November 9th, 2012.  This year’s distinguished jury included Jen Bekman, 20×20; Steven Charny, Rolling Stone; Mia Song, Men’s Health; John Gall, Random House