Paul Boudens

The work of Belgian graphic designer Paul Boudens is distinguished by a restless, often multi-layered and hand-finished style that has become closely identified with Antwerp fashion.

Paul doesn’t like designs with a shelf life of only one day, wanting his work to be tangible and to have sensitivity.

For him, design doesn’t work using a computer alone and so he applies paint and other materials.

While the result can be rough or sharp, somewhat broken or leaving a strange impression, it always has an effect.

After graduating in graphic design and illustration, Paul was approached by fashion guru Walter Van Beirendonck to design prints for his collection.

Assignments from other leading fashion designers followed, along with work on posters and publications for the Antwerp Fashion Academy and MoMu, the fashion museum
of Antwerp.

Paul also ventures into other disciplines,
working for choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas dance company and for the Brussels’ opera and Kaaitheater.

He co-founded the quirky designer-led publication A Magazine and his work has been the subject of the monograph Paul Boudens Works Volume 1, and exhibitions at MoMu and The Wapping Project in London.

Paul became a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2008.