For years I was a member of a philosophical-minded, freethinking student society in Ghent, called “T.S.G. ’t Zal Wel Gaan” (“T.S.G.” stands for “taalminnend studentengenootschap” or language-loving student society). It’s, as far as I know, the oldest of its kind in Belgium, founded in 1852. It has a long and turbulent history, but that’s a story for another time.
During a few years I was a member, I did the visual side of operations, designing the posters mainly. Here I’m sharing a few that I’ve managed not to lose.
Memorial lecture for Koen Raes One of the very first posters I made; it was an adaption of the existing visual style.
Opening debate 2011
Alicja Gescinska on Catholic sexual morality I redesigned our visual style to be easily adaptable; based upon the ideas of Jan Tschichold.
Paul Verhaeghe on Identity
Writer Benno Barnard on the Dutch language This is one of the best typographical posters I made.
Evening on ecology and sustainable growth The new style was flexible; changing colours didn’t make it unrecognizable.
Essay contest One of the last designs I did. I kept it typographical, in theme with the subject. The design was a success: the winning essay was written by someone who found out about the contest through this poster.