Born in Belgium on March 21, 1949. Studies of interior architecture at Sint-Lucas Ghent, but has already a passion for graphic design. Begins in 1971 as an auxiliary designer, ends up after a varied graphic route in 1976 in Montpellier (FR) at the agency Arts Graphiques Laffitte.
Publishes cartoons in Knack, Trends, De Standaard, DS Magazine (BE) - Sud, Anti-rouille, DSA-Bayard Presse (FR) - Urzica, Rebus (RO) and Brodolom (YU).
Returns to Belgium in 1982 to start in Ghent the graphic agency ‘Scritto’ with Carlos Boidin. Finally, in 1995, starts his own agency.

Starts with Graphic Things in 1995.
Created over 125 logos and 32 typefaces.
Since 2009 co-curator of the graphic exhibitions for the Maison de l’Image / Huis van het Beeld at Seed Factory Brussels.
Starts in 2018 the publishing house Poespa Producties.

Publications in graphic books and catalogues in the USA, Spain, Japan, Russia, France, Romania, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea.

Prix Nicolas Goujon – Paris (FR)
Bronze medal at the Biennial for Graphic Design – Brno (CZ)
Prezzo Quadragonodoro – Treviso (IT)
Selected by International Papers (USA) for a work visit to New York
36 logos included in ‘Logos 1’ by David E. Carter, Bright Books (USA)
Receives the Choice of the Jury Award at the “Letterhead + Logo Design 12 Contest”, Ed. Rockport (USA)

FONT DESIGN

MAISON DE L’IMAGE BRUSSELS

40 years of passion for graphic design.
The story behind the 30 fonts I designed, with applications on posters, logos, book covers and more.

Prefaces by Ben Bos (The Netherlands), Michel Michiels (Belgium), Prof. dr. Luc Devroye (Canada), Pedro Guitton (Brazil)

AVAILABLE AT POSTAGE COSTS
Soft cover with flaps 24 x 17 cm, 256 pp.
Belgium 10 euro / Europe xx euro
order at johnny.bekaert@telenet.be

brazilian edition

www.mito.rio.br/editora/home.html

KNACK - GRAFISCH NIEUWS

NOUVELLES GRAPHIQUES

Interview door Aurelia Ricciardi, naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling in Brussel 2018

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Interview par Aurelia Ricciardi à l’occasion de l’exposition à Bruxelles 2018

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ART 04

LITERAIR KUNSTTIJDSCHRIFT

“De vrolijke introspectie en invraagstelling”, artikel van Pier Bossuyt over mijn tekeningen 2019

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INTERVIEW MITO EDITORA

BRAZIL

Interview in english on the occasion of the publication of “Illustraçao Psicopata”, edition of all my drawings in Brazilian, publisher Mito Editora - Brazilië www.mito.rio.br 2019

DESIGN GUIDE TO BELGIUM

SOUTH KOREA

A 5-page article in the south Korean ‘Design guide to Belgium’, with articles about Walter Van Beirendonck,Pierre Marcolini, Elvis Pompilio,Guy Schockaert, Base Design, Piet Stockman, Jean-Manuel Duvivier, Axel Enthoven,... – Eunkyung Ji, My Design Journey: Belgium, Ahn Graphics, South Korea, 2013

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A HOMAGE TO TYPOGRAPHY

SPAIN - BRAZIL

6 typefaces (Zulma, Cakewalk, Gasbangers, Plowboys, Blind Liddy, Theo & Phil) edited as open font by Index Book (Spain/Brazil)
New typefaces selected by Pedro Guitton, Index Book, 2009 - ISBN 978-8492643073

AN AWARD WINNING LOGO

IN THE USA

The logo Poespa Producties was awarded with the prestigious “Choice of the Jury Award” on the XIIth Rockport Letterhead + Logo Design ”Massachusetts USA - 2009 Rockport Publishers - ISBN 978-1592537174

NOVUM

GERMAN DESIGN MAGAZINE

A 5-page article and the cover of Novum, Germany’s leading graphic design magazine, February 2003

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BRONZE MEDAL

BRNO - CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Awarded with the bronze medal for the creation of the logo / letterhead of ‘AGL - Arts Graphiques Lafitte- Lauriol’, 3 divisions: graphic design, print and audiovisual company - Montpellier, France 1976.

LOGOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

USA

36 logos included in “Logos 1 - Bright Ideas in Logo Design from Around the World” curated by David E. Carter - an authority on graphic design - Bright Books USA, 2011 - www.brightbooks.com - ISBN 978-0-9831919-7-1

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GREETING CARDS

MASSACHUSETTS - USA

Een selectie van 1000 groetenkaarten uit alle werelddelen.
Peter King, 1000 greetings, Rockport Publishers Massachusetts, 2004 - ISBN 978-1592530212

HANDMADE GREETING CARDS

USA

Selected in Laura McFadden,’1000 Handmade Greetings’, Quarry Books, 2008 - ISBN 978-1616735319

PREZZO QUADRAGONODORO

ITALY

Awarded with the ‘Prezzo Quadragonodoro’ at Conegliano and Treviso (Venice) 1980.

BUSINESS CARDS

JAPAN

Selected in ‘Meishi, Little Graphic Art Gallery of the World’, by Yumiko Mochizuki,Jo Sickbert and Satoru Shiraishi - ICO co. Ltd.Publishing House - Kanagawa Japan, 2009 - ISBN 978-4931154292

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