Kaligram – Graphic Design and Communication

rue de Haernestraat 51 – B-1040 Brussels – T. +32[0]2 646 33 60 – kaligram@kaligram.be

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February 2014

Victor Horta is back in Brussels

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.

January 2014

Kaligram Twenty Years Anniversary

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!

*Brussels dialect

November 2013

be student be .brussels

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.

More information can be found on ADT-ATO’s website. 

March 2013

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The Ministry of the 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.

Here is a sneak preview…

February 2013

LIRE et ÉCRIRE Project

“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.

November 2012

Kaligram in America

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.

See more…

June 2012

European Heritage Days 2012

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!

May 2012

Festival Arts & Alpha

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.

October 2011

FARNET Conference

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…

August 2011

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It has been brought to our attention that our mail server was down from the 22nd of July until the 5th of August . 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.

June 2011

European Heritage Days

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.

May 2011

Annual Kalitrip

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 !

April 2011

Our new website is now online

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.

March 2011

Hostels in Brussels

‘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.

March 2011

EBF Visual

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.

Tips and Tricks

How to make your graphic designer’s life easier

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.

Get the ‘Tips and Tricks’ pdf
in the client area.