Rick Berkelmans: illustrator of the week

Taking up the position of Wrap’s ‘Illustrator of the week’ this week is the uber talented Dutchman Rick Berkelmans, who recently sent us this awesome print (above) – thanks Rick!

Above: ‘Good Times Bad Times’ – an ongoing series of drawings he’s made while his girlfriend watches bad soaps on TV

Rick lives with his girlfriend in Breda, a city in the south of the Netherlands, and that’s where he runs his one-man studio Hedof – through which he works on a mixture of both personal and commercial projects…he’s worked for clients including Red Bull, Mini, Anorak magazine, Lipton Tea, and Casio G Shock.

What we love is Rick’s humorous approach to illustration, his use of strong images, typography and bright colours that all make his work really stand out – in the right way. He’s really into print techniques, particularly screen-printing (see above), which he believes helps him to gain the right balance between an illustration looking professional yet tactile, and clever but casual.

Top: cover design about the best places for kids to go in Moscow for Bolshoy Gorod magazine; Above: illustration for another Russian magazine, Sekret Firmy

Above: illustration about the surfer Greg Noll, and his favourite spot Waimea; Below: illustration for Indian t-shirt company Leep

Above: a limited edition print about 50yrs of family business; Below: illustrations for Lipton Tea packaging

Above & below: a personal project exploring wood-cut printing

To check out more of Rick’s work visit www.hedof.nl