Paulus Bodoni

Paulus Bodoni

Paulus Bodoni is an artist originating from the Netherlands (Amsterdam) who moved to Sweden about thirty years ago. Bodoni got his education att the Gerrit Rietveld Academie 1970 -75. 

In Holland he worked as an illustrator for children magazines such as Taptoe, Ezelsoor, Okki and Jippo. He also illustrated for music magazines like Muziekkrant Oor and Hitkrant. For many years he has been contributing as an editor/publisher and contributor for cartoon/strip magazines like ”de Vrije Balloen” (the Free Balloon) and ”Gezellig en Leuk” (Nice and Cozy). Bodoni made a lot of pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, booklets, posters and book covers. He also made some books illustrated by himself.

As Bodoni moved to Sweden he first of all became a dad for a pair of twin girls. A couple of years later he started to work with people and art. Became an art therapist att the NiArte Institute. In the beginning he worked with very young persons, later with young adults. The last 10 years he has been working at an Activity Center with adults with neuropsychiatric diagnoses. At this moment Bodoni is involved in a huge project: the creation of the worlds biggest artwork entirely made of over two and a half million plastic beads!

Bodoni still makes strips, sequential art and illustrations, mostly for the Dutch market. Working with Chinese ink and watercolor, but also digitally in InDesign, Illustrator and sometimes in Muse and Photoshop… And love to paint directly on fabric like T-shirts…