Enkeling is het alias van Symen Veenstra. Hij is illustrator en werkt vanuit Haarlem. Zijn werk vond o.a. zijn weg naar kranten, tijdschriften, websites, jaarverslagen en folders. Hij maakte illustraties voor o.a. Actimel, Adobe, Blaadje, BNO, Bright, Cast Iron, COC, Custo Barcelona, Defiant.tv, Geldgids, Havana, ING, Vara’s Kassa, Kop of Munt, La Vie en Rose, Maandag, NRC Handelsbald, nrc.next, Noordkaap, OOM, het Parool, Seat, Shell, Sprout, T-mobile, TNT, en YouTube. Daarnaast maakt hij vrij werk. Een gedeelte van zijn typografisch werk heeft hij inmiddels geëxposeerd.
Enkeling is the AKA of Symen Veenstra. He is an illustrator who works in Haarlem. His work appears in papers, magazines, websites, annual reports and folders. He made illustrations for a diverse range of clients.

Clicks, Acid ‘n’ Disco (alternative artwork)

chicken lips, clicks, acid ’n’ disco, trust the dj, album cover, artwork, illustration, typography, handdrawn, Enkeling, 2019

alternative artwork for Chicken Lips’ 2004 excellent mix album Clicks, Acid ‘n’ Disco. Give it a listen.

3023 cover versions,drawings,typography | Sat 29 Jun 2019 00:33

Mansun – Six (alternative cover)

Mansun, Six, album cover, artwork, illustration, typography, handdrawn, Enkeling, 2019

alternative artwork for Mansun’s 1998 cult classic Six.

3020 cover versions,drawings,typography | Tue 21 May 2019 16:52

I Don’t Peak

J Mascis, See You At The Movies, typography, handlettering, lettering, I don’t peak too early, I don’t peak at all, purple, calligraphy, Enkeling, 2018

I don’t peak too early / I don’t peak at all
Typography based upon a lyric from J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame’s song “See You At The Movies”

2967 cover versions,typography | Sun 2 Dec 2018 00:00

Won’t You

J Mascis, A Web So Dense, typography, handlettering, lettering, psychedelic, layers, purple, calligraphy, Enkeling, 2018

Typography based upon a lyric from J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame’s song “A Web So Dense”

2946 cover versions,typography | Wed 14 Nov 2018 16:16

Don’t You Wish

Don't You Wish You Had (What You Had When You Had It), Ruth Copeland, Funkadelic, Funk, typography, lettering, calligraphy, Enkeling, 2018

Typography inspired by the title of the 1970 track Don’t You Wish You Had (What You Had When You Had It) by Ruth Copeland.

2919 cover versions,typography | Tue 9 Oct 2018 16:44

True To A Muse

tension, is, rising, typography, layers, lettering, colorful, triangle, hard to read, Haarlem, Enkeling, 2014

Based on a quote by Implosion Quintet

2028 cover versions,typography | Tue 22 Apr 2014 11:59

Blue Tuesday

blue monday, blue tuesday, typography, new order, bernard sumner, grey, depressed, drab, waiting for spring, Enkeling, 2014”/></p>
<p>Based upon a lyric by New Order</p>

  <div class= 1966 cover versions,typography | Wed 22 Jan 2014 12:50

Forget About Following Your Dreams

forget, about, following, dreams, investigate, good, pursue, advice, typografie, lettering handmade, colorful, Enkeling, 2013

I can’t remember where I found this quote. It isn’t mine, that’s for sure.

1903 cover versions,typography | Mon 23 Sep 2013 17:59

That Swing

it, don’t, mean, a, thing, if, it, aint, got, that, swin, Duke, Ellington, quote, typography, lettering, schwing, Enkeling, 2013

I wish I could lend Louis Armstrong’s voice for a day. Anyway, based upon this:

1863 cover versions,typography | Thu 18 Jul 2013 15:56


lessons, cover version, the Grouch, Eligh, Blu, Flying Lotus, typography, lettering, Enkeling, 2012

Based on a lyric from the song Old Souls by The Grouch & Eligh featuring Blu.
“Now if life keeps asking you the same questions, you ain’t learning the lessons”

Sorry for the lack of updates by the way; I’ve been working on some projects that are either unfinished or unpublished yet.

1626 cover versions,typography | Tue 14 Aug 2012 15:26

Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little, dbc pierre, typography, quote, novel, tribute, Enkeling, 2012

Finished reading Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre last week. I made this typography based on some words spoken in this book by Lasalle, a convict about to be executed, to the hero of the book, Vernon Little. Really enjoyed the book, funny and true, highly recommended.

1590 cover versions,typography | Mon 21 May 2012 12:37

Throwaway Files 2.0 vol. 4

blockhead, free, album, throwaway files, hip-hop, beats, instrumental, new wyork, cover, typography, Enkeling, 2012

Cover for Blockhead’s free album Throwaway Files 2.0 vol. 4.
Some great free music which you can find out more about on his blog Phat Friend.

1568 commissions,cover versions,typography | Wed 4 Apr 2012 21:36

Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming

Charles Bradley, No Time For Dreaming, KindaMuzik, illustration, alternative cover, portrait, Enkeling, 2011

An alternative cover for Charles Bradley’s No Time For Dreaming album I made for KindaMuzik. To see it in its original context click here.

More of my covers and other work for KindaMuzik here.

1488 commissions,cover versions,drawings,portraits,typography | Fri 16 Dec 2011 17:18

Making No Decisions

Making No Decisions, soulsearching, audiotransparent, friday of our lives, typography, Enkeling, 2011

based on lyrics from the song the friday of our lives by audiotransparent

1441 cover versions,typography | Mon 10 Oct 2011 12:40


afscheid, j.c. bloem, gedicht, typografie, twijfel, Enkeling, 2011

based on the poem Afscheid by J.C. Bloem

1374 cover versions,typography | Fri 29 Jul 2011 13:34

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