Writers on Demand: AKV|St. Joost Students with Joke Mestdagh

ILJT LUESPNELIIEG is an interactive activity and coloring book, with puzzles, stories, games and crazy tasks about legendary trickster Tijl Uilenspiegel (also known as Till Eulenspiegel). The book was created by 24 second-year graphic design students at AKV|St. Joost in ‘s Hertogenbosch between August 31st and October 23rd, 2012.

The brief was to make “an art and activity book for small and large children”, using the many stories and images of Tijl Uilenspiegel available in Dutch folklore as a starting point. By investigating and playing with the sources, original images were created and combined into this book. Every student was responsible for designing 8 pages and an original cover. To make it even more fun, accompanying stickers were (screen-)printed.

ILJT LUESPNELIIEG is printed on demand on ABC’s Espresso Book Machines, with a choice of 24 different covers!

Thanks to ‘the scamps’ Stefan, Anna, Titus, Laura, Florian, Wesley, Koen, Anna, Loran-Paul, Amanda, Patrick, Sonja, Kasia, Patricia, Leroy, Evalie, Robin, Sascha, Koen, Inge, Yashar, Linsy, Lou & Pim for braving this adventure.  There were moments when this project was purely madness, but mostly it was unique and great fun!

– Joke Mestdagh