Style Icons: Male »Friso Henstra

fisco henstra illustratorI fell instantly in love with the work of Dutch illustrator Friso Henstra when I came upon one of his books for sale on etsy. I am particularly fond of his work from the 1970's where psychedelia seemed to have an influence on him.

During this prolific time he often partnered with author Jay Williams and I have excitedly ordered a couple of these books from, where else, amazon used. While he's not quite a household name, there are a few places on line to enjoy his work. Here is a blog entry about a few of his titles, and abebooks features many for sale along with images. They rather remind me of Maurice Sendak meets Terry Gilliam's animations from Monty Python. Great stuff.

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Posted on May 19, 2008

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  • From Michael on December 9, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Hi. I’m dutch and know Friso Henstra very well.
    When I studied graphic design, he used to be my teacher.
    He is very old (80) now.

  • From Brittany on December 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Wow, he must have been inspirational – I love his work and am happy to hear he is well.

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  • From Laresa on July 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Please! Does anyone know where I might send a letter to Friso Henstra? I am such a fan of his art. Reply to: