Kaligram 30 Years Anniversary
There is life in this fridge!
There is life in this fridge!
Bang ! Bang !
– Kaligram: Right on target…
– 2020: Ouch! Why did you do that?
– Kaligram: You deserved it… hang on, I’ll be back.
– 2021: Hello…
– Kaligram: I love you!
– 2021: Me too…
This year's Heritage Days will have colour as their theme.
The health situation has forced us to rethink the website, which now offers a booking module for visits to the various places open to the public.
More information here: heritagedays.brussels
We realised the scenography, production and assembly of the photo exhibition “17x10 en/in perspective”.
It will be open to the public as soon as the public health restrictions for Covid-19 allow it.
rue de Namur 59
For the exhibition of our friend Jeff van den Broeck at the Bencab Museum, we published his book/catalogue which includes his most recent works.
The exhibition will end on March 22nd, so if you happen to be around Bagio City, say hello to him for us!
Crazy about heritage? Don't forget the Brussels Heritage Days on the weekend of 14 and 15 September.
For a number of years now we have been producing the visuals and the programme of the Heritage Days. Since this year, we also have worked on the website, which includes the full programme of the Brussels event.
You can access it here.
We recently finished setting up the exhibition "Bernard van Orley in Saint-Géry". It retraces the life of the famous renaissance painter in his neighbourhood, Île Saint-Géry. It runs in parallel with the exhibition on the artist currently in Bozar.
To be seen until the end of June at the Halles Saint-Géry!
For perspective.brussels we designed an explanatory panel which retraces the history of the "Steenweg", the road linking up and downtown Brussels for centuries and on which is situated their office.
In addition to the graphic design, cartography, historical and iconographic research, we also produced and assembled the six-meter non-orthogonal panel, directly printed on wood in 5 colours, as well as a series of informative kakemonos made according to the same process.
More information here…
No particular plans for this weekend, the 15 and 16 of September? Then we have the perfect solution for you… it is Heritage days in Brussels.
As part of “2018 – the European Year of Cultural Heritage”, the Brussels-Capital Region has set itself a new challenge: “What if we asked the citizens to tell us about their heritage? What if they themselves wrote the programme for the Heritage Days?”
The initiative was a success, with over one hundred projects being sent in to the Monuments and Sites Directorate! Of these, the jury selected 95 submissions, and they now make up the programme for the 2018 edition of the Heritage Days.
In addition to the sites to be visited, numerous activities will be on offer throughout the region.
The municipality of Saint-Gilles celebrates 25 years of « contrats de quartier / wijkcontracten » with an open air exhibition in the Pierre Paulus Park. Eight freestanding cubic exhibition panels highlight the results of these initiatives in seven neighbourhoods. We invite you to visit this exhibition, which is open until the 9th of July!
Sunday the 17th will be Car Free Sunday, moreover, it’s Brussels Heritage Days during all weekend with “Nature in the City” as this year’s theme. Enjoy visiting parks, gardens, farms, mansion houses, and participate in bus and bicycle tours or nature walks.
Once again we created this year’s campaign visual, which will appear on posters, promotional material and this year’s brochure. In this brochure you will find all the useful information about the places to be visited and the wide variety of activities which are organised for that weekend. We will participate, so we look forward to meeting you, on foot or bike.
To mark the exhibition "Remigio Cantagallina, an Italian traveller in the Southern Netherlands", we produced a guidebook retracing the steps of the artist in Brussels at the beginning of the 17th century.
Generously illustrated, this guidebook compares the Florentine artist’s drawings with the Brussels we know today.
The exhibition takes place underground in the remains of the old Palais du Coudenberg until the 27th of August.
Just in time…
Our New Year’s Card has just been printed. It’s taken one year to perfect it as well as intensive training, but now the Kaliboys are finally ready to wish you a Happy 2017!
An exposition of the Gallo-Roman discoveries from Tour et Taxis in Les Halles Saint-Géry until the 28th of February 2017.
Kaligram designed the scenography and carried out the technical implementation of the exposition as well as the promotion of the event.
A 25 meters long fresco, brightened up with light-boxes illustrating the discoveries, demonstrates daily life near to the river Senne in the Roman period.
The European Union Prize for Literature winners 2016 have just been announced!
For this occasion in addition to the printed communication tools, we have done a complete make-over of their website.
This included the programing of a simple and intuitive back-office, and implementation of the latest developments of responsive design.
In 2012 Kaligram introduced the kaliPad, now in 2016 Kaligram presents the kaliGlass with a unique feature for you to see “la vie en rose”.
Some of you were lucky enough to receive a pair, so please don't hesitate to send us your selfies to email@example.com
Rest assured, we won't publish them ;-)
The kaliboys wish you a happy New Year once again!
On 19 and 20 of September, the European Heritage Days invites you to discover numerous historic buildings in the Brussels Region.
This year’s theme, “Workshops, factories and offices” highlights different workplaces in our capital city.
We created a visual using a diverse selection of tools, machinery parts and office equipment which ties in nicely with the chosen theme.
On the 29th of April, UCL authorities unveiled to the press and the public the name and logo of "Musée L", which will open at the end of 2016 in the former Library of Sciences in Louvain-la-Neuve.
Kaligram was entrusted to design the graphic identity of the museum, and the logo we created was greeted with much success at the event.
In the forthcoming months we will continue to enrich the visual identity of the Musée Universitaire de Louvain by presenting a coherent and attractive interpretation of this new institution.
The ADT is in the news headlines with "Canal ? Vous avez dit canal ?!". We’ve just completed for the Territorial Development Agency (ADT) a status report about the canal area in Brussels.
Detailing in 250 pages, the historical and demographical aspects, identity and culture in these ever changing neighborhoods.
An often forgotten part of Brussels but one to be rediscovered.
After being exhibited at the American Institute of Architects in Washington in 2012 and in Taipei in 2013, the traveling exhibit “The Cradle of Art Nouveau – Victor Horta and Brussels” can be seen until the 16th of March in the Halles Saint-Géry.
On a beautiful crisp winter’s day, December 21st 1993, in the back of a Notary’s office, the most amazing wonder of the world was born.
A message was sent from the notary to the Wise Graphic Designers who brought gold, creativity and precision. Frankincense and Myrrh were refused as being unnecessary but that’s how on that exceptional day, Kaligram was born.
A carpenter who happened to be present took the initiative to prepare some sort of contract, which everyone then signed.
The story does not say what happened to the donkey and the ox… but that has not stopped the Wise Graphic Designers to “faire la zwanze”* for the last twenty years!
The “be student be.brussels” campaign we designed for ADT-ATO appears to be a great success among the Brussels student community.
Through this survey, the Brussels Capital Region intends to significantly improve student life in Brussels.
The Brussels Capital-Region has just presented one of their latest publications at the Brussels Book Fair. This hardcover book, richly illustrated, retraces a journey from prehistoric times right through until today, highlighting the archaeology of our Region.
Available in good bookshops, we can highly recommend it.
“Bienvenue en Belgique”, a large-scale project.
We are producing for Lire et Écrire (French speaking literacy organisation) a series of eight thematic boxes (habitation, work, residence permits...). These will be used by educators as a pedagogic support for newcomers. Each thematic box contains a number of playful animations to help cope with daily life in Belgium.
Kaligram produced the touring exhibition “The Cradle of Art Nouveau: Victor Horta and Brussels” for the Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region and VisitBrussels.
The preview has just been held in the District Architecture Center in Washington where the exhibition will remain until the end of February.
Future possible destinations are San Francisco, Taipei...
The 27 panels, printed on both sides and produced from oak and padouk showcase the history and work of Victor Horta in Brussels.
This year’s European Heritage Days theme will be the ‘Art of Building’. It will highlight both construction works and architectural engineering techniques.
We developed the visual identity for this event, inspired by real techniques of folding, a technique where origami and architecture meet in harmony.
Don’t miss this event on the 15th and 16th of September!
We have just finished producing a visual identity for the Festival of Arts & Alpha, organised by Lire et Ecrire: logo, posters, program, flyers and website. So why not go along and check it out.
We are in the middle of preparing for the next FARNET Conference “Sustainable futures for fisheries areas”. This high-level conference of the European FARNET Programme will take place in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th of November.
We are working on a special issue of the Magazine, technical guides, badges, banners, flags, gadgets, signalisation, everything but the kitchen sink…
It has been brought to our attention that our mail server was down from the 22nd of July until the 5th of August 2011 . If you sent us an important email during this period, we advise you to resend it. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The European Heritage Days of the Brussels-Capital Region will take place this year on the 17th and 18th of September, with an accent on restauration and conservation. An occasion to (re)discover our rich architectural heritage from a different angle.
We have just finalised the main visual for the promotion of this event, and will start working on the detailed brochure, which covers more than 100 exceptional places and events.
The departure date for the Kalitrip, an annual tradition, is fast approaching.
David and François will go countryside from the 6th until the 10th of June.
Far away from distractions, it is the ideal occasion to reenergise and to reflect and envisage future projects.
In their absence, Pascal and Michel will capably ensure any work in progress but of course cannot do the impossible!
It replaces our old ‘Flash’ website and enables a more dynamic communication. Not only will you find some examples of our work, but also the chance to subscribe to our ‘news’.
In our ‘Client area’ you will find the necessary tools to send us large files as well as a practical guide to working with us, a guide which will be updated frequently.
‘Loger Jeune’ changed corporate identity and became ‘Hostels in Brussels’.
We produced their new logo and housestyle which is helping them in producing a new website, flyers, banners and so forth.
We have recently created a generic visual for the European Booksellers Federation’s new ‘Business Member’ campaign.
Available in several formats and intended for both Web and paper communication via the Federation and different national members.
This small guide, written with love, answers a few questions which you were always afraid to ask us about typographic rules, image quality, print… Obvious goal of this booklet: to make everyone's life easier.