STAN magazine: behind the pictures | Myrthe
2021. STAN creates a magazine, for the first time ever. You know, one of those booklets with text and illustrations and – you’ve guessed it – photographs. We asked five student-photographers to provide visuals for our magazine, each with their unique style and vision. The incredible result of this collaboration can now be seen in the official STAN magazine, but how did those pictures come into existence? STAN found out for you. In this article you read the story of Myrthe, who made illustrations for the STAN magazine.
Architecture meets visual arts
I created illustrations for STAN magazine, which was the first time I ever did that. I got my degree in interior architecture and I’m currently studying graphic arts. I’d never illustrated in a professional setting before. Graphic arts is a very open bachelor’s so I enjoyed working per assignment for STAN to switch it up.
For the illustrations I combined my background in architecture with visual arts; among other techniques, I work with graphics, and a central theme in my work is often buildings and landscapes.
Graphic arts is a very open bachelor’s so I enjoyed working per assignment for STAN to switch it up.
Especially the architectural setting in Antwerp inspires me a lot; immediately Antwerp’s famous landmarks come to mind. Architecturally the city is very diverse and I love that. In Antwerp there’s a lot of freedom and possibilities. The city is also really open to new ideas and designs for buildings and structures.
Another source of inspiration in the city is the Scheldt, the water.
The diversity in Antwerp and its architecture is very inspiring to me.