My inspirations, my heroes of the past 20 years.
I’m a graphic designer, logo creator, font designer and illustrator.
Born in Kortrijk (BE) on March 21, 1949. Studies of interior architecture at Sint-Lucas Ghent. Ends up after a varied graphic route in 1976 in Montpellier (FR) at the agency Arts Graphiques Laffitte. Returns to Belgium in 1982 to start in Ghent as a free lance graphic designer.
Since 2008 co-organizer of graphic exhibitions in the ‘Huis van het Beeld / La Maison de l’Image’.
In 2018 an exhibition at the ‘Maison de l’Image’ and a book – ‘Johnny Bekaert / Font Design’ – shows an overview of my work and the 30 fonts I have designed. Simultaneously edited by Mito Editora Brazil under the title ‘Design de Fonte – Johnny Bekaert’.
Publications in graphic books and catalogues in the USA, Spain, Japan, Russia, France, Romania, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea.
Awards: Prix Nicolas Goujon – Paris (FR) / Bronze medal at the Biennial for Graphic Design – Brno (CZ) / Prezzo Quadragonodoro – Treviso (IT) / Selected by International Papers (USA) for a work visit to New York / 36 logos included in ‘Logos 1’ by the American authority on graphic design David E. Carter, Bright Books (USA) / ‘Choice of the Jury Award’ on the ‘Rockport Letterhead + Logo Design 12’ (USA)