Nick Ostin

Nick and me became buddies and grew up together. So I was witness of his creative awakening at a very early stage.

Overlapping interests in music, movies and art fed our friendship, as well as an impudent sense of “joie de vivre”. When I think of Nick, I automatically summon an image of him at the morning table (morning for Nick is between 10 and 12 am, waking him before that is strongly frowned upon) while doodling on a piece of paper. Oh and there’s some latin music playing in the background.

Don’t get me wrong, the least you can say about Nick, is that he’s a laissez-faire kind of person. When he puts his teeth into something, he doesn’t let go before he’s satisfied with the result. Even if that means working around the clock. Dedication, as well as an eye for detail, characterize him, and is flawlessly compatible with his preferred southern lifestyle.

His work is strongly influenced by illustrations and typography from the 50’s and 60’s. He graduated in Graphic Design at KASK Gent. His thesis on theater posters was nominated for the Horlait Dapsens Prize and he had several jobs at graphic companies. He’s also spreading his knowledge by teaching Illustration and Graphic Design.

Written by Tom Demarest