All hail Marenthe’s striking new birth stamp for Post NL! It ap
Libelle was Marenthe's first ever illustration client. It's how it all bega...
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PostNL commissions Marenthe 02 March 2015
All hail Marenthe’s striking new birth stamp for Post NL! It appears in post offices and shops across the nation today. Marenthe’s design is the first to be released in 18 years. Marenthe certainly hopes this little square of joy will be much loved across The Netherlands, instantly recognisable as the bearer of good news. How does Marenthe feel about designing the stamp that will welcome into the world the next generation? “I feel honoured.”
Released: Monday 2nd March
Marenthe's first ever illustration client 27 June 2014
Libelle was Marenthe's first ever illustration client. It's how it all began. Fast forward to 2014 and Libelle returned to Marenthe, seeking fresh new summery illustrations to decorate their glossy pages.
Outside In 18 February 2014
Life is a game to be played. And play it, we shall. Happinez Germany commissioned Marenthe to create an intriguing and entertaining Game of Life. Players take turns in moving from the outside in to reveal deep thoughts and spiritual wisdom (inside out). Who ever said finding enlightenment couldn't be fun?!
At the Heart of It 14 February 2014
Love is for life, not just for Valentine's. Peel open a MoodieZ magazine and you'll find two very special cards waiting for heartfelt messages and the lick and stick of a stamp. Savour every curl of your handwriting. Relish every word. Send them to your lover, friend, sister, brother. Or be bold and play secret admirer. Shhh... Marenthe won't tell.
Homage to a Hero 10 November 2013
Marenthe joins other distinctive artists and designers with images of the much loved Robbedoes. At the Seed Factory in Brussels, now until 31/12/13.
'Revelation' has taken on a new form. 01 November 2013
Pull out and keep this beautiful poster to remind you of all that is right with the world. Seek truth, beauty, reality. Be connected... get your very own 'Revelation' poster in MoodieZ.
Succes Agenda 2014 18 October 2013
Back in 2012/13, with the economic crisis raging, Succes Agenda saw the value in Marenthe's lighthearted, frivolous and fun designs. Marenthe's collaboration with Succes Agenda to produce a series of diaries was, well, so... successful, they commissioned a new range for 2013/14.
Roadmap 20 September 2013
This colourful journey, which travels through life's ups and downs, is full of useful sign posts and is accompanied by a guide (just in case you've become too reliant on your SatNav!). At scary yet exciting intersections, Marenthe's poster and Geertje Couwenbergh's text urge you to 'Pay attention. Observe what's happening. Move on.' and to let go of 'The road not taken'.
Revelation 20 September 2013
It's not just the metals that are precious... Marenthe has relished the process of collaborating with Silversmith Chris van Grinsven. Design, concept and text grew simultaneously, each influencing the other. Marenthe and Chris live the poster's message and invite you to too.
Children's Book Museum The hague 20 September 2013
Marenthe's recent commission by the Children's Book Museum publicised their summer workshop with three famous illustrators. Marenthe's versatile design was adapted for the website, Facebook, a poster and the press.