Annabel Keijzer Illustrates, creates and (self)publishes books, art and prints. As an artist she initiates her own projects and she combines her practice with commissioned work like magazine design, visual identities & branding, books and book covers. She approaches every assignment with clear and creative thinking. Creating qualitative design language with authentic playfulness. That's how she goes about her work.
IDENTITY DESIGN / BRANDING
Logo and brand identity for the jazz festival in the red light district of Amsterdam. This fifth anniversary of Red Light Jazz focusses on the trumpet and legendary jazz trumpet player Chet Baker who died 30 years ago in Amsterdam.
For three days over the first weekend of June, Amsterdam’s historic centre will be flooded with jazz. For the fifth year in a row, the Red Light Jazz Festival will welcome music lovers in and around Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Book cover design
Cover Illustration & design for the dutch publishing house Prometheus. Release date: April 2018. Printed in 4 pantone colors on Munken Lynx White paper.
My Letter Friends
My Letter Friends is a friendly discovery book for children and design lovers.
Years of sketching, experimenting and tweaking were merged into this debut. Annabel decided to self-publish so she could stay involved in the whole process, from color proofs to paper choice to distribution. Keijzer kept working on the book, without the mediation of a publishing house and without funds, subsidies and/or crowdfunding. Since the launch in December 2015, My Letter Friends have step by step started to conquer the world.
My Letter Friends showcases Annabel Keijzer's love for typography, illustration, color and the love for her friends. A book full of letters, that’s not so strange. But can one also become friends with letters? This book is full of letter friends. Adventurous, shameless, driven, virtuoso, combative, harmonious. The fifteen friends in Mijn lettervrienden all have a characteristic that makes them loveable. Annabel: “If you abandon the rules, it’s quite possible to tell a story without using text. You can even become friends with letters. The colors are extra intense; the book is printed in no less than 7 Pantone colors.”
Paper: 140 g/m2 Norland hv offset. Printing & binding: Wilco printing, Amersfoort. Printed in 7 pantone colors. Paper by: Igepa Netherlands. Foil stamp: Kürz, KuiperDonse. Fonts: Effra Bold (Jonas Schudel, Zürich). Text: Mirthe van Doornik. English edition translated by Merel Barends
My Letter Friends
Magazine design & illustration I AM+ magazine inspires and informs HIV-positive people living in the Netherlands to lead long and healthy lives.
Logo and brand identity for the Power of Love and Positive Flame. The Power of Love is the annual event for people living with HIV and AIDS and their loved ones, that intends to inform, to inspire and to bind.
Precisely ninety years ago Amsterdam hosted the Olympic Games. It was at that edition that the Olympic flame was introduced. The flame had been part of the Games’ ritual in ancient times, but had not reappeared at the modern Olympic Games that were being held since 1896. The Olympic flame is Amsterdam’s lasting contribution to the Games.
This inspired the initiator Fred Verdult to introduce the Positive Flame. Thirty-seven torch bearers will march through Amsterdam together.
ART CARD BOOKLET
Limited edition of 100 Booklets including 20 art cards, to send or to keep.
A selection of 20 Inkdrop Birds are printed with extra fluorine inks, which are comparable to the colorfulness of real songbirds. The framed original artworks (size 13x13 cm) have been for sale for a while. By popular demand there are now 150 booklets available in the webshop (size 10x10 cm)
Full colour + Neon offset printed on 150 gr Munken Polar 400 gr/m2 Bookcover in random colors. Printing & hand binding: Lenoirschuring Amsterdam NL. Lithography: Marco Kockelkoren.
Concept and layout design for this book about service design. Bookdesign & illustrations. Hardcover, 224 pages, release date: march 2017. Published by B’witz publishing.
Inspiration book about quality improvement in hospitals. Client: Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) and Sint Lucas Andreas hospital Amsterdam.
En zo is het gegaan. ( so it went)
A book about my grandfathers unpublished manuscript. He died 20 years ago, but he left his story behind. I created this book to honor him. He loved birds and plants. Especially orchids and lapwings. Pages: 240 / ISBN: 978 - 90-824509-2-7 / Publication date: 1 march 2016