Pyramid, January 2008

Maki - Complementary in their life and work, Matthijs Maat and Kim Smits carry out projects as varied as their clients: illustrations for magazines and children's books, brand identities, customised footwear, CD covers, packaging, posters, flyers and tattoos. The studio stands out by its ability to impart a playful, cheerful energy to each piece. Humour and pleasure - whether in the form of oddball characters, droll expressions nestling in their pictures, or utterly kitsch colour arabesques - are the staples of their work.

First published 2008