It’s summer in the city, the temperatures are high – occasionally, that is – and our activity level rather low. Not that we mind, after a really, really busy spring. We had our portrait sessions in Bruges and Hasselt in May, an outdoor exhibition in Hasselt, a Tweed & Vintage Ride in Ghent, Cycle Chic Castings and a rather wicked fashion show in Antwerp.
Does that mean no more buzz on the blog? No, of course not. For this summer, we decided to start a new series: Summer Profile. We’ll be doing some portraits or profile features on people we like, people that are doing something cool that includes – in one way or another – a bicycle. For now we’re not looking further than Brussels, simply because everybody thinks Brussels is the most bicycle challenged city. But it’s also the most bicycle creative city.
Unlike most series, we have no idea how many or how periodically we’ll do a feature – most likely when we feel like it.
We’ll kick it off with Théophile Calot, from Théophile’s Papers. Théophile has a passion for graphic design (working for the T.H Studio, Studio Jurgen Maelfeyt and APE), independent publishing, OSB and bicycles.
Théophile’s Papers is an indie & itinerant bookshop with permanent corners in Brussels (Abilene Gallery) and Paris (Artisan Social Designer), providing a platform for the diffusion of independent publishing houses, fanzines, journals, magazines and other print material focussing on art, photography, typography and illustration. His pop-up installations and book displays are created in cooperation with designer Valerian Goalec. All OSB, all absolute design coolness.
Théophile decided that the best way to get around and to distribute all of the zines and printwork in Brussels and beyond was by bicycle. So he got himself a decent transport bike, and by doing so re-invented the whole American newspaper boy concept.
Did you know you can follow Théophile’s adventures on Facebook?
2 Responses to “Summer Profile: Théophile Calot”
July 31st, 2012 at 11:54
thanks for this article of Theophile’s paper. the concept sounds very good and the man and the bicycle are really nices !!!
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