I was commissioned by the Dutch national newspaper ‘de Trouw’ to illustrate the Dutch elections of 15th March 2017. Due to last year’s “Where is Willem?” Orange/Kingsday illustration’s succes, the newspaper wanted to publish another double page spread illustration about current events.
Work In Progress:
Work In Progress time-lapse video:
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Happy Sunday! Work-in-progress timelapse of the crazy detailed illustration I am currently working on. For the Dutchies out there: do you recognise the location yet? It's an illustration containing everything related to the Dutch Elections of March 15th, which will be published in the Dutch national Newspapers on the date itself. 🙂 Still a long way to go, but it's slowly getting there… I wish I could draw in the same speed as this video though. More soon! By Annemarieke Kloosterhof
The illustration includes all 11 main parties, some small new ones, their candidates, slogans and logos. Every type of group has been represented, amongst a broad range of types of voters, important buildings and key icons. The illustration is ‘based’ in Het Binnenhof in The Hague, where the Dutch parlement is based.
As in The Netherlands voting is still done by hand, a red pencil is used to fill in the official voting pamflet, which is printed in black and white. This design-decision is mimicked in my black-white and red illustration, where dozens of little red pencils are hiding amongst the voted. My illustration was turned into a national competition again, with the person who guessed the correct amount of little red pencils, to be the price winner.
The newspaper illustration did not only get published as a double page spread, but also got featured on the front page, was mentioned on TV and published online.
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