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Duvel is far more
than just
a passion
for beer.

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It is a real passion for good taste. Each year, a variety of international artists unveil their most creative designs based on the Duvel glass for the Duvel Collection. Discover this limited edition series and share the pleasure of this special collaboration.

Parra Emil Kozak Stefan Glerum Arne Quinze Daan Eley Kishimoto Philippe Debongnie Denis Meyers LETMAN
Yan Sorgi2014

Biography

Exploring pieces from the past helps Brazilian artist Yan Sorgi to look at the present. Having both Italian and Japanese ancestries, his own past is one full of traditions, diversification and inspiring mindsets.

His work as a graphic designer, illustrator and video maker is always associated with an escape from reality. This is reflected in the use of organic lines and abstract elements. His style is defined by different techniques, such as manual illustrations, collages and digital art. Yan Sorgi’s clients include MTV and Editora Abril - a well-known Brazilian publisher - and he has participated in a group exhibition in London. For MTV, he designed a line of personalized stickers for notebooks and smartphones.

Yan Sorgi’s design for the Duvel Collection represents his emotions when taking his first sip of Duvel: the desire to live, the desire for emotions, the desire for sensations and the desire for exceptional beer.

 

 

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Philippe Debongnie2012

Biography

Philippe is from Belgium and lives in Brussels, where he teaches at two art schools. Working with a wide range of mediums, tools and shapes, he takes pleasure in creating illustrations through a combination of painting, drawing, printing and use of Photoshop. The result is imagery with a handmade and slightly off-kilter feel that imparts a fresh originality. 

The Duvel jury chose Philippe’s design as the winner for this freshness that really stood out, together with its inventive interaction with the beer inside the glass and the skilfully hidden incorporation of the Duvel name. A fitting finishing touch for such an iconic glass.

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LETMAN2012

Biography

He is cuckoo about letters, he loves them, so far is certain. He is also one of those fellows who can read a chunky novel in a couple of hours, but that's a different story.

His designs are transparent, leaving room to breathe. The letters got things to say, they are so clear it tickles your eye and make you blink. What is this colourful craft ?

Letman's letters are curious. His handmade style fits the boundaries of typography like a universe on itself by lashing out to illustration, graphic design, fashion or architecture. Letters are free entities to him. They are clear and cunning. Together they stand strong.

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Arne Quinze2011

Biography

Best known for his trademark sculptures made of recycled wooden planks, Arne Quinze creates complex art pieces and video installations documenting his vision of how people see themselves and society, in the present and the future.  

Conceived with the aim of bringing people together and inspiring them into vigorous dialogue, Arne Quinze’s installations are designed to provoke reaction as they intervene in the daily lives of those passing by. Like a futuristic substitute for the market squares of old, Quinze sees his installations as places where people meet and converse as they did in bygone eras.

Appropriately linking past and present, Arne Quinze’s painting “My Safe Gardens” – his tribute to the great impressionist Claude Monet – was featured as part of the city of Rouen (France) 2010 festival celebrating its impressionist art heritage. A specially adapted abstraction of that piece is Arne Quinze’s contribution to this year’s limited edition Duvel glass collection.

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Stefan Glerum2011

Biography

Stefan Glerum’s skilful documentation of life’s trials and tribulations gives a brilliant portrayal of the psychological vulnerabilities we all share.  A melting pot of illustration heritage, his style infuses everything from Art Deco to Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, Psychedelia and more recent popular cartoonists such as Chris Ware, Joost Swarte, Kramers Ergot and the Far Side’s Gary Larson.

Born, raised in and now returned to Amsterdam, Stefan’s first break came with a commission to design a flyer for Amsterdam music collaborators Rednose Distrikt. He has since gone on to create works for high profile Dutch clients as diverse as Het Parool (newspaper), VPRO (broadcaster), Blend (magazine), Paradiso (contemporary music venue) and the Concertgebouw (classical music venue).

Much of Stefan’s work is based on passions from his childhood such as racing cars, aircrafts and knights. His design for Duvel places these elements within an adult world, creating a stylish duel between geometric shapes and typography.

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Daan2011

Biography

Multi-talented Belgian artist Daan Stuyven is best known for his musical endeavours as a vocalist and guitarist fronting the bands Dead Man Ray and Daan. Creator of Belgium’s greatest ever dance classic, “Housewife”, Daan is an award-winning performer, producer and video director who’s also contributed to many other artists’ projects. As a graphic designer, he has created cover artwork for numerous CDs.

Described by fans as “The Belgian King of electro-kitsch-rock music”, Daan fuses a diversity of styles from rock and pop to electronica and dance. His trademark dark, ironic lyrics mix with playful melodies and imagery, successfully crossing boundaries between experimentation, expression and chart hit appeal.

Daan’s Duvel design features an image of him taken in the iconic bad-boy style which immortalised Johnny Cash, Sinatra and Steve McQueen.

In 2011 releases from Daan Stuyven’s current band “Daan” will finally be available throughout Europe.

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Denis Meyers2010

Biography

The complex graphic design that Denis Meyers used to create the Duvel Collection glass was a result of the mix of intuition and precision that characterises his work, where artistic licence meets the rigour of typography.

Denis Meyers’ work is above all the work of the eye and mastery of gesture. Whether he is cutting, drawing, printing or taking photographs, everything passes through his eye and his hand. A tireless surveyor of the urban landscape, his work is born and raised on the streets, forever revisiting this theme. Trained as a typographer, he likes to repeat and mix the motifs, faces and colours that he draws from this impersonal and nameless breeding ground until he has given them another value that is ephemeral, raw and immediately identifiable. Little by little he is compiling an original and terribly contemporary archive of our cities.

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Parra2010

Biography

Hidden for way too long in Amsterdam’s independent scene, Dutch artist Parra emerged a few years ago. He has been making a name for himself all over the world ever since.

Parra stands out by his iconic use of bright colours, beautiful hand-drawn typography and surreal esoteric characters. Men with bird heads, fleshy and voluptuous women with round sensual bodies, mixed with texts and themes that span from sarcastic and introspective to ironic and bold, all the way to nonsensical. Established brands have recruited Parra to customize limited edition products, his hands have illustrated important ad campaigns and his works have been shown in various solo exhibitions around the globe.

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Eley Kishimoto2010

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Striving to make the world a prettier place, Eley Kishimoto create work that is clear in intention, executed simply, with creative flair. The vision is clear and in the forefront, fashion is used as a platform to communicate with a wide and varied audience.

Eley Kishimoto quickly gained a reputation for incisive and intelligent print design with their work being displayed on catwalks through work with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen, to name but a few. After the successful launch of their first womenswear collection, they have also developed products such as wallpaper, furniture & glassware. The brand has also moved into areas as automotive, architecture, phone/computer technology, packaging and artist collaborations. With so many strings to their creative bow it is easy to see how they have gained their reputation as the patron saints of print.

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