14.02.15 - 12.04.15

From 14 February until 22 March the Dr. Guislain Museum exhibits drawings by Dooreman. Since 2007 Dooreman designs as graphic designer the posters, folders and catalogues that gave the Dr. Guislain museum its recognizable style. On the occasion of the Henry Van de Velde Award, that he recently received for his career, the museum gives special attention to an often overlooked part Dooreman's oeuvre: his drawings. Even though he is mostly known and popular for his graphic design, his drawings remain the interesting starting point of his career. They may have been less remembered, but they are of an excellent quality.

Earlier this year Gert Dooreman received the Henry Van de Velde Award for his career. On occasion of this award Dooreman publishes an updated, extensive and enhanced reissue of his acclaimed  monograph in collaboration with Lannoo. This book not only highlights his typography and graphic design, but also pays attention to his illustrations, complemented by some of his recent work.

Gert Dooreman started his career as an illustrator for, among others, De Morgen, Playboy and De Standaard. For about fifteen years he combined his activities as an illustrator with those of graphic designer, after which he focused solely on graphic design and especially on typography. He made his name as regular designer for Tom Lanoye’s books, he restyled De Standaard and Humo, designs posters for several theatre companies, and books for just about all the important publishing companies in Flanders and The Netherlands.

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