Adriaan Van Leuven
Graphic design & typography


Adriaan Van Leuven (*1992, Leuven) was trained at La Cambre (Brussels) and Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem). He developed his practice at publishing house Spector Books (Leipzig).
In 2019 he established his studio in Brussels and collaborates on the long-term with artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx to edit and design a comprehensive publication on her public artwork Musée de la Mémoire – ‘Propriété Universelle ®’ (forthcoming, 2024).

Design Residencies

  • Stiftung Sitterwerk, St. Gallen (CH), 2018
  • Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, Los Angeles (USA), 2017

Public Presentations and Academic Activities

  • Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR), 2024 (with Joëlle Tuerlinckx)
  • La Cambre, Brussels (BE), 2024
  • Let’s Talk Design, Design Museum Brussels, Brussels (BE), 2024
  • WIELS, Brussels (BE), 2024 (with Joëlle Tuerlinckx)
  • Cas-co, Leuven (BE), 2023 (with Chantal van Rijt)
  • Royal Acad­emy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp (BE), 2022
  • Ghent Art Book Fair, Kunsthal Gent, Ghent (BE), 2019
  • Erg, Brussels (BE), 2019
  • Erg, Brussels (BE), 2018
  • ARCHIV & UC Books, Zurich (CH), 2018 (with Malin Gewinner)
  • LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (USA), 2017
  • NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York (USA), 2017 (with Jin Kwang Kim)

Features and Reviews

  • Collages & assemblages’, Henry van de Velde Awards, 14 November 2023
  • Claudia Gerdes, ‘Clubkultur, Subkultur – und Buchdesign’, PAGE, 21 January 2021
  • Ayla Angelos, ‘This book tells the story of club music across ten cities in Africa and Europe’, It’s Nice That, 2 December 2020
  • Lieselotte Egtberts, Elisa Maupas, ‘Activating Space’ in A. Hudek et al., Weekend at Charlie’s (Ghent, KASK School of Arts, 2019)
  • Étapes: 228, Paris, 5 November 2015, p.117
  • ‘Student “steekt zichzelf in brand”’, Het Laatste Nieuws, 6 November 2014