Hello I’m Bob Mollema. A Dutch ¬†illustrator, designer and art director. Translating your story into original and outstanding visuals.



Nivon approached me to design the cover of their magazine De Toorts (The Torch). The magazine has been in existence for 95 years and has its origins in a workers’ movement. So my challenge was to make it look like it was from the 30’s.

I started collecting information about Nivon through conversations with my contact. Based on that information, I created a very accurate image archive that I could use as reference material.

I started drawing from that archive. The situations I drew I could immediately link back to activities that Nivon organizes.

It was a challenge because I had to make sure it had the feel of 1930s wood carvings. I started with pencil and after digitizing everything I printed it on old paper and added new lines. Lines that are almost identical to the lines of wood carvings.

The end result is something I’m proud of.

Check Nivon out here




Pencil, ink and mixed media