Johan Vandebosch studied Graphic Design at PXL-MAD, School of Arts in Hasselt (B). After an internship at the advertising agency Conquest Europe / Fast in Brussels, he joined the graphic studio of the faculty of Architecture at the University of Hasselt.
Johan is senior lecturer and coordinator of the Graphic Design course at PXL-MAD, School of Arts in Hasselt. In 1994, he started his own graphic studio ‘ziezo’. For over twenty years, he designed the visual communication for the cultural centre ‘De Velinx’ in Tongeren (B), which gave him the opportunity to work with national and international artists from various disciplines. He also designed the identities for numerous companies, as well as books for publishers.
In 2001 Johan was selected to be part of ‘Design Flanders’, an organization of the Flemish Governement who promotes contemporary, high-quality and innovative design. In 2009 he received the ‘Plantin-Moretus Prize’ for the best designed book in Flanders in the category children books. In 2008 and 2009 Johan was nominated twice for the ‘Cobra Power of Print’, an annual award for the best cultural poster in Flanders.
Johan regularly participates in solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. He also curated several art and design exhibitions, such as ‘ReCraft – Old and new, an exciting dialogue’. About the historical and religious objects from the Teseum alongside new, contemporary gems of artistic craftmanship.
From 2014 on, he forms an artistic duo called ‘Le Prince-Évêque’ with his colleague Dr. Tom Lambeens. It is characterized by the tangible and physical. Their main goal is to give graphic design a renaissance in this digital and marketing driven era. Recently they created a permanent work of installation art, according to The Third Paradise-concept from the wellknown Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, in the Pliniuspark in Tongeren, Belgium.