Illustrations for ‘Voorzorg voor voedsel- en productveiligheid. Een kijkje in de toekomst’ (Precaution for the safety of food and products. A glimpse into the future), VWA, 2010

Illustrations and animations in co-operation with photographer Barbara Smeenk 2008-2010

(above photo & design book by Rieme Gleijm)

A selections of spreads with scenario illustrations (click on image to enlarge):

The animations (2008) were made after scenario studies and were used as inspiration for the stories in the final book. They show three possible scenario's: extreme versions of the directions society might develop towards. The animations were used by the VWA to brainstorm about these possible developments in order to get an idea of the future risks concerning food and product development.

Client: Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit
Animations: Babette Wagenvoort & Barbara Smeenk
Text: Future Consult
Sound: André Bijma

The animations were made for a very specific audience and should not be seen as autonomous artworks, but if you're interested in seeing them, let me know and I'll send you a link.

The book (2010) ‘Voorzorg voor voedsel- en productveiligheid. Een kijkje inde toekomst’ (Precaution for the safety of food and products. A glimpse into the future) is the outcome of an exploration of the future by the Office for Risk Assessment of the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. The book lays out a combination of scientific and creative points of view to show which technological innovations are likely to become part of our daily society within the next couple of years. Besides that the book reflects on the question how to deal with the possible risks of these innovative products.
Client: Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit; Author: Freija van Duijne; Editor: Antje Visser; Graphic design: Rieme Gleijm
Illustrations: Babette Wagenvoort (drawings) and Barbara Smeenk (photography); Print:Ando
You can download the book (low res!) here or order a copy of the book (in Dutch, zo lang de voorraad strekt) by sending an email to:

For this publication I worked on three series of illustrations.

1. Technology Assessment, two colour illustrations explaining and/or showing the different technological developments.
2. Scenario studies, photo/drawing-illustrations & animations with Barbara Smeenk.
3. Story illustrations, fold-out pages