When I lived in the Netherlands in 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicated, and Willem-Alexander would be installed as the new king. For this special occasion, I decided to make a festive poster to celebrate the special event. I had the idea to make an infographic with the most royal symbol: the crown.
I had the idea to make an infographic with the most royal symbol: the crown.
The infographic should contain all crowns, used by royal Dutch companies and organizations. A 'royal' company exists for more than 100 years and is leading in its field. I listed all 186 royal companies and downloaded their official logos. I reduced the amount to 73, because not every logo contained a crown.
I converted the logos by hand to scalable vectors, and made them monochrome. I found different archetypes of crowns, like decorative, abstract, geometric and lineair. I ordered the different categories and placed them on a grid fitting the poster.
To maximize the festive Dutch feeling, I placed the crowns on a bright orange background. For the credits, I added the name of the organization underneath every crown. The poster was printed on 190 grams matte paper by WM Veenstra.