Loon : Who He? / Contact / LINKS
Borin Van Loon has been a freelance illustrator for twenty-six
years. He is an author, collagist and surrealist painter and has worked
for a wide variety of clients in editorial, publishing and promotion. A
selection of work is included on this site encompassing books, comics,
and non-commercial/self-promotional paintings and collage. He has
an eclectic collage/cartoon mural on the subject of DNA and genetics
the Health Matters Gallery in London's Science Museum. His main aim in
is to pose questions which disturb and amuse in equal measure.
A major collaborative project with sixteen other artists took place as
of Ip-art 2004: the Ipswich Art Festival. Called /blankpage,
of a book as an art object with pages in widely varying media, all but
by a professional bookbinder. Borin's latest book 'Introducing
Hinduism' is published by Icon Books in early 2005. See
the 'Introducing series' page for
information and images. The series relaunched in September, 2004 with
covers and livery for the first twenty titles, three of them by Borin
Site news: comments have come
in regarding over-dominant backgrounds,
so many pages are being redeigned. At last! (this is the anorakky
bit...): having installed a new eMac computer, we have been learning
and piecing together new OSX-compatible software to enable regular
updating/uploading of Borin's websites - at last we're there and
revisions, new book covers and work will be added soon.
Dickon, The Ideologically-Sound
Secret Agent, is reaching the culmination of his adventures in
'The Chap' magazine and Borin is currently working on an Omnibus
of the great man's derring-doo. A page will be added to this site soon
to celebrate the forthcoming book.
Icon Books publish 'Every Woman's Guide to Love, Marriage and Family
featuring Borin's illustrations and editing work: a postmodern little
using an original 1930s text and contemporary illustrations from
sources, with some manipulation and collage elements. This is the
title to Icon's 2002 best-seller: 'Every Woman's Luck Book'. There is a
link to Icon's site below.
The Guestbook Comments
section has the
archive of visitors' messages.
(We are able to offer many images on this site as limited edition
prints. Contact us here.)
Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Triclops
Borin's project site
his interest in the use of historic
on walls in his home town of Ipswich. The galleries of images gathered
several years show a bygone era of advertisements, company names,
signs and architectural lettering. The site continues to develop and
are asked to contribute information and amendments at: http://www.geocities.com/ipswich_lettering
THE LINKS SECTION
Let us know if you have an appropriate website and would like to
an informal, locally-based group of creative professionals of which
is the Chair; the creative-freelance site has a great gallery
work (including Borin's) therein plus articles and information.
Icon Books publish
extensive (nearly 100 titles) Introducing series as well as
books on a variety of topics. See our Introducing
a Suffolk imprint which has been producing educational, mathematical
model-making books for years. See DNA and
magazine now regularly features Borin's 'A
Severed Head' comix.
David Grinspoon's Funky-science
site. Borin has contributed to the book 'Lonely
Planets: The natural philosophy of alien life' published October,
Mary Reufle's poetry books are available from Cornell
University and are also on amazon.com. See our Weather
Of The History Of Science, Cambridge, U.K. displayed several Van Loon DNA-related
works in its 2003 Double Helix exhibition; the accompanying book which
features Borin's work can be found on the linked page.
Mike Weaver's site commemorating the East Anglian Fairs in the
dedicated to the memory of Mick Sparksman.
Why not visit my fellow East Anglian artists' sites?-
The masque : Mark
And my kinsman from Holland-
Erik van Loon
: seek out the card galleries, some very nice lino/woodcut homages to
works of art (with 'hidden' originals).
- another (transatlantic) kinsman: his genealogical webpages contain
Julian Hill :
'post-surRealism fakeTate Gallery'. Several virtual galleries of
digital photomontage (some of it moves about!).
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