Jan van der Veken
Jan Van Der Veken operates since 1999 under the name Fabrica Grafica and during that time earned a place in the national and international world of illustration . His work is a continuation and restatement of the Clear Line and Atom Style , a school (or style if you will) where he has always remained loyal to . Although he always works on commissioned assignments,, his work always provides a glimpse into his personal universe and interests . Van der Veken ‘s work appears nationally (Belgium) on The Standard , Humo, Standard Bookstore and KBC bank. And worldwide by Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired Magazine , Esquire , The New Yorker, NoBrow, VPRO gids, Vrij Nederland, De Geus Publisher,… In 2013 berlin based editor Gestalten published his first monograph .
In his illustrations, Van Der Veken works with a variety of very current, often controversial themes including sensory overload in our digital age, industrial espionage, and reaching the end of the career ladder. His seemingly simple style helps him to disarm such topics with charm and the wink of an eye without ever making fun of them, trivializing them, or being presumptuous.