Featured Artist: Wijtze Valkema

Bursting with colour, graphic shapes and mid-century inspiration, the work of Dutch designer and illustrator, Wijtze Valkema, has been popping up in magazines across the Netherlands.

Within the walls of his home studio in the city of Meppel, Valkema switches the gears and hits the buttons on his ‘magical designing machine’ until he has an image that not only matches that in his mind, but also manages to capture the fun and boundaries of the screen printing process.


He credits Asterik Studio in Seattle – with whom he had an internship in 2005 – as his design heroes, and thanks them for equipping him with experience that is still just as relevant in his work today.

One of our favourite creations is his Bill Bear’s Peloton featured on the Inkygoodness blog last year; a fun 8 panel booklet that folds out into a full colour panel panoramic illustration.

Featuring seven cycling animals who each have their own personal strength stats that show how good they can climb and sprint and how much power they have, this small booklet is offset printed on matte 300grams / m2 stock in three transparent spot colors resulting in seven unique overlaid colors.

Wijtze also has a small selection of prints and postcards available to buy online too – so if you’d like to inject some colour into your walls we definitely recommend taking a peek!



Posted on Jan 29th, 15 by | Twitter: @LaraShingles

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