JVH – Funny World – The Building Site 1000 Piece Holdson Puzzle
Jan van Haasteren was born in 1936 in Schiedam near Rotterdam, Holland. In 1962 he started work doing advertising/illustration and went on to work for Toonder Animation Studios.
Among the many figures he used to draw was Disney’s Hiawatha. After 5 years he left to become a freelance illustrator, crating a comic strip called ‘Baron van Tast’ which became fairly well known. Shortly after he received his first poster commission from Heineken to design the interior of a pub for their Lemon Genever.
This was the start of a long list of posters, which he does for clients all over the world. He has made Olympic Games posters for Philips, a series of interiors of crazy factories for Colt International, posters for banks and insurance companies, etc. Comic strips and posters are his favourite works. He now creates a lot of puzzle illustrations exclusively for Jumbo, which find their way into homes in may countries.