Marcel Wanders (1963) grew up in Boxtel, the Netherlands, and graduated at the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988 with a cum laude certificate. His playful yet serious style is much sought after, and he designs for some of Europe's biggest contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Cappellini, Droog Design and Moooi. Additionally, Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and has recently turned his hand to consumer home appliances.
Guido Crepax (1933-2003), was hugely influential in the development of European comic art in the second half of the 20th century. His most famous storyline, featuring the character 'Valentina', was created in 1965. This series was very much in the spirit of the 60s, incorporating eroticism, and psychedelic, and dream-like storylines. In Crepax's work, many references are made to the works of 20th century 'Avant-Garde' artists, such as Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Piet Mondrand, Roy Liechenstain, and Andy Warhol.