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Illustration > 15.2 Corporate Illustration

De Correspondent

by Momkai

Intro: De Correspondent is a Dutch-language online journalism platform that focuses on analysis, investigative reporting, background and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media. It was launched in September 2013 after raising more than 1.3 million Euros, from 18,933 backers in just eight days; setting a crowd-funding world record in journalism. In addition to offering high quality content, De Correspondent also aims to contribute, through innovation and experience, to journalism’s ongoing transition into the 21st century. About corporate illustrations: As founding partners Momkai was involved from the beginning, creating the name and the design language, ensuring the communication of De Correspondent’s core values; of independence, conversation leadership, quality journalism and subjectivity. An important asset within the visual identity of De Correspondent is the set of personal portraits that represent each correspondent. With each being hand-rendered, they help communicate the value of authorship.   Each illustration starts life as a hand painted portrait by Momkai’s own illustrator, Cléa Dieudonné. She begins by creating the likeness of each correspondent using brushes and Chinese ink. The next stage sees each portrait scanned at high resolution before receiving some final adjustments, such as transparency. Being an integral asset to De Correspondent’s brand identity, the portraits are used across a wide range of traditional media such as business cards, banners, print advertisements and artwork for the Correspondent office space. Equally they support the brand across social media, online columns and of course, the platform itself. 

  • Creative Directors Harald Dunnink
  • Art Directors Harald Dunnink
  • Designers
  • Illustrators Cléa Dieudonné
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Copywriters
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