Belgian Design from Paul Ibou
Posted by Shelby White
Paul Ibou was a great Belgian graphic designer who studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. In 1961, at age 23, he began working as a freelance designer under the pseudonym Ibou. The term Ibou meant “inventive book designer and publisher”. Also, in French Ibou also meant “owl” which initiated the beginnings of his large collection of owl symbols.
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HalcyonART says:September 8, 2011 at 4:57 am
Hi Scott, I really enjoyed your post because I was born in Belgium but I am currently living in Melbourne.
FYI, Ibou in french is correct but with a H at the beginning, so Hibou is the correct spell.
Keep going men I really like your blog :)
John Noble says:September 8, 2011 at 6:49 am
Man the internet is weird sometimes. Halcyonart, I was just about to send this link to my best mate – a Belgian guy who now lives here with me. In Melbourne.
He’s right guys, this is a great blog full of nuggets of gold. Great late night browsing, thanks and keep on truckin’. Love it. x
Raymond Guest says:September 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm
josdigital says:September 10, 2011 at 9:31 am
You know the artist Gotye is also a Belgian living in Melbourne. Just FYI.
Limited Addiction says:October 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm
he’s a bit of a national hero for us Belgian graphic designers! Love your blog btw!!
Limited Addiction says:October 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm
he’s a bit of a national hero for us Belgian graphic designers! Love your blog btw!! check mine if you find the time! http://www.limitedaddiction.be/blog