I remember seeing his work in earlier series of A Magazine, when it started with Dirk Van Saene as the guest curator. The magazine had no cover. Instead, it was in a clear plastic envelope printed “A” in red. That was the first time I went through the masthead to find out who the art director was.
Below are his early works of show invitations with two incredibly talented Belgian designers, Wim Neels and Jurgi Persoons, whose labels are unfortunately no longer available.
In 1994, a group of speleogists discovered a cave in Ardèche, France. Inside was a gallery of presumably the earliest wall paintings in human history that dates back 32,000 years. “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” is an exclusive footage of the remarkable Chauvet Cave by German film director Werner Herzog.
These small lovely watercolour paintings are by an 11-year-old boy who lives in France. From time to time, he sends them with sweet messages written on the back of the cards to his elderly friends who live in London’s Notting Hill. The one on the left is Chavez and his cat on the right.
Valentine’s Day was popularly celebrated during the Victorian era and the cards were manufactured in large quantities. They were embellished in various materials such as dried flowers and filigree paper.
A beautiful Victorian Valentine’s Day card bought at an antiques market in London.