Little Golden Book

Clients: Uitgeverij Rubinstein en Teylers Museum

In collaboration with Teylers Museum, I was asked to illustrate a Little Golden Book, written by multiple Gouden Griffel winner Jan Paul Schutten, for publisher Rubinstein.
This, in honour of the opening of Teylers House, the personal living quarters of Pieter Teyler, who founded the museum.

For this book I did extensive research by diving into the life of Pieter Teyler, and visiting his house while making sketches and notes.
This way, the illustrations in the book were as accurate as possible.


ieter Teyler is already old. He invites his friends to visit him and discuss what to do with his money and house when he is no longer around. It should be spend on something good and important. Then suddenly there are all kinds of noises. But there is no one else in the house. Is there a ghost? It can’t be. Pieter Teyler is a man of faith and science. Besides, everyone knows that ghosts don’t exist. But he begins to doubt it all the same…

I made the sketches digitally, in order to easily make corrections and change colours.
All illustrations were made with gouache and coloured pencil, which I then scanned. I then digitally incorporated the final details.


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