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.

NRC North Sea Jazz Cover

North Sea Jazz, Robert Glasper, Sly5thAve, NRC Handelsblad, piano, jazz, typography, hand lettering, handdrawn, Enkeling, 2019

Cover illustration and typography for the cultural supplement of the NRC Handelsblad newspaper about the North Sea Jazz festival. Focus of the cover is pianist and artist in residence Robert Glasper

3034 commissions,drawings,typography | Thu 5 Sep 2019 00:33

No Reason To Remember

Lousy Day, typography, no reason to remember, handdrawn, handlettering, calligraphy, experimental, Enkeling, 2019

If you are able to read this I salute you

2991 typography | Wed 8 May 2019 12:13

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

Tim Dog

Tim Dog, I Get Wrecked, KRS-One, lettering, typography, illustration, lyrics cover version, Enkeling, 2010

Tim Dog R.I.P.

I published this drawing on 27 october 2010 originally.

Based on some words of wisdom spoken by Tim Dog on the track I Get Wrecked, featuring KRS-One.

1173 drawings,portraits,typography | Fri 15 Feb 2013 22:20

Social Sound Poster

social sound, art, music, life, vhdg, leeuwarden, exhibiton, klaagkoor, graphic design, Erikenik, Enkeling, 2012

Paper & flyer made for Social Sound , an art event that’s held in the city of Leeuwarden next january. “Art about music and what life sounds like”.

Made in collaboration with Erik olde Hanhof (Erikenik).

1704 commissions,typography | Mon 10 Dec 2012 19:55

aniYo kore

Aniyo Kore, music, soul, Dortmund, Germany, samples, Enkeling, 2012

I saw aniYo kore play at a small festival in Germany a few weeks ago and am really impressed with their sounds. Did this drawing of them on holiday, added more coloring and typography yesterday. If you can get hold of their music, check them out!

1634 drawings | Tue 11 Sep 2012 14:10


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

Welly Wanging

welly, wanging, upperthong, boots, throwing, typography, Enkeling, 2012

1562 typography | Mon 2 Apr 2012 14:07

Too Hot

too hot, summer, logo, simpel, strak, verloop, hitte, bent u daar nog, zweten, niks voor Enkeling, 2010

1116 typography | Fri 9 Jul 2010 11:43

Amsterdam Logo for CitID

typografie, logo, CitID, Amsterdam, illustratie, Enkeling, 2010

This is a logo I made for the CitID project by Norwegian Ink. Artists from over the world were asked to represent their hometown. I decided not to adapt to the usual practical rules for a logo, but just go all out, usability be damned.
I made my logo in two layers, the underlaying layer is made out of Amsterdam landmarks and other assorted Amsterdam-related parts.

typografie, logo, CitID, Amsterdam, illustratie, Enkeling, 2010

1072 commissions,typography | Mon 10 May 2010 13:10

Mei Siouxsie Sioux

Siouxsie, Sioux, kalender, typography, calendar, Zwaan, Enkeling, 2010

1069 commissions,drawings,typography | Thu 6 May 2010 14:03

Swedish Puzzle 3 [final]

Swedish Puzzle with funky typography, third and final version

681 cover versions,typography | Wed 28 Jan 2009 17:17

Swedish Puzzle 2

Swedish Puzzle with funky typography, second version

Can you say “overcooked”?

673 cover versions,typography | Fri 23 Jan 2009 19:25

Swedish Puzzle

Swedish Puzzle with funky typography

668 cover versions,typography | Thu 22 Jan 2009 11:54

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes, Enkeling

654 drawings,typography | Mon 19 Jan 2009 10:37

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