Johnny Bekaert

Born in Belgium on March 21, 1949. Studies of interior architecture at Sint-Lucas Ghent, but has already a passion for graphic design. Begins in 1971 as an auxiliary designer, ends up after a varied graphic route in 1976 in Montpellier (FR) at the agency Arts Graphiques Laffitte. 

Meanwhile, he also publishes cartoons in Knack, Trends, De Standaard, DS Magazine (BE) – Sud, Anti-rouille, DSA-Bayard Presse (FR) – Urzica, Rebus (RO) and Brodolom (YU). 

Returns to Belgium in 1982 to start in Ghent the graphic agency ‘Scritto’ with Carlos Boidin. Finally, in 1995, starts his own agency: ‘Graphic Things’.
Since 2009 co-curator of the graphic exhibitions for the Maison de l’Image / Huis van het Beeld at Seed Factory Brussels. Starts in 2018 the publishing house Poespa Producties.

Created over 125 logos and 32 typefaces.
His work – drawings, texts, studies and graphic work – has been assembled in several publications.

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. 

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 David E. Carter, Bright Books (USA)
Receives the Choice of the Jury Award at the “Letterhead + Logo Design 12 Contest”, Ed. Rockport (USA)

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