Six arty skins for KBC Brussels K'Ching

From street art to digital art

Six arty skins for KBC Brussels K'Ching

From street art to digital art

Art from street to app

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Nowadays you don't need to go to a museum to see art. More and more cities are opening up their streets and facades to stencils, stickers and murals created by graphic artists. Look at the comic strip walls in Brussels, the platforms at Antwerp-Berchem or the artistic creations in Hasselt.

KBC Brussels is embracing this art form too and is pleased to give young artists an extra platform to reach a wider audience. So, KBC Brussels has asked six talented artists to design skins for the young person's app. Their work is now striding into the digital world and KBC Brussels K'Ching users can personalise their apps further.

Personalised skins

Each street artist has their own style and their own fans. You can tell right away that Sketch, Mr. Spray, The Good and Anna The Android come from a different universe. So, these creations are ideal for personalising the app further.

We love to encourage young people to develop their own style. So, you can now upload a personal photo as a theme in KBC Brussels K'Ching. Check it out!

Meet the artists

The Crystal Ship, the organisation behind large-scale art events, put us in touch with six talented artists. They share a passion for street art, but read on to find out what makes each artist unique.

Dave De Rop

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Dave De Rop, better known as Bué The Warrrior, has already made a name for himself in the world of street art. His work originates from Ghent, but has already travelled far beyond Belgium, to the USA and Mexico. With his cheerful, colourful characters, his main aim is to make people laugh, which is completely in line with his positive outlook on life.

Dave found his inspiration for the skin in the name of the young person's app. When he heard about KBC Brussels K'Ching, he immediately thought of ‘Ka-ching, money in the bank’. This gave life to a young coin character with Asian features.

Joachim Lambrechts

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When you walk around Lier, you're struck right away by the many murals. This is largely down to Joachim Lambrechts. In 2016, he got together 10 artists to prove that street art can be an asset for a city, even a small, picturesque one like Lier. But you won't just find his creations, characterised by strong line work, in the city of his birth.  Exhibitions of his work are also held regularly in the rest of Belgium and London.

But KBC Brussels K'Ching users don't need to go so far. They have Joachim's work in the palm of their hand thanks to the skin he has designed with the Mr. Spray character. He based this character on a previous sketch for a mural, which depicted a spray can with a face. Mr. Spray is in space, due entirely to the artist's interest in everything to do with stars and planets.

Joost Jansen

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A creative person who doesn't confine himself to one medium. That's Joost Jansen. From street walls to animated films, his images have been everywhere already. Lastly, he's even won several prizes as a producer and art director. So, he knew it was perfect for him when he was asked to add the app as a new medium to his collection.

He named his creation, a cowboy with a mean-looking mask, The Good. This seems a bit of a contradiction at first, but there's more to this cowboy than his hard exterior. He's also honest, takes risks when necessary and protects what belongs to him. The Good also does his best to keep his head above water in a world full of chaos.

Matthew Dawn

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Creating murals, giving workshops, working on canvas, setting up a successful Kickstarter campaign, designing T-shirts... Is there anything Matthew Dawn can't do? His unique style is already attracting more and more projects from major companies such as Citroën, Nike and Xior. He doesn't distort his images as much as Dali and Magritte, but the unnatural colours, shapes and symbolic elements give a surrealist touch to otherwise human figures.

You'll also find this in Anna The Android, his contribution to the young person's app from KBC Brussels. Matthew found his inspiration in science-fiction films such as Blade Runner and Ex-Machina. Unlike the stoic female characters in those films, he wanted to design a character that is accessible, welcoming and friendly with a good dose of enthusiasm. Anna is not shy about being assertive and helpful when necessary. She is therefore a more positive version of the world-destroying androids familiar to us from modern science fiction.

Pierre Coubeau

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You can recognise the drawing style of Pierre Coubeau, aka FSTM, from afar. The atmosphere of his narrative drawings is closely related to the colours he uses: black and white. His images are also characterised by a darker theme, accompanied by a certain lightness and humour.  His talent for drawing was already apparent when he was a child. But his first creations only took a day, while he now spends two to three months on an artwork.

We don't know how long he worked on the skin for KBC Brussels K'Ching. In any case, he feels really at home with the theme: drawing. This time, there's no story behind the picture. His creation was created as a sketch, a bit like a practice drawing, and there's something good about that too. The pleasure Pierre experiences when he picks up a pencil is clear for all to see. 

Sam De Buysscher

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Thanks to national and international commissions, Sam De Buysscher is gradually conquering the world. He has had his own exhibitions in Rotterdam, London, Manchester, Berlin and New York. When he's not busy with exhibitions and commissions, all of his attention is focused on his brainchild, Toy Factory. Don't get the wrong idea – no toys roll off the conveyor belt there, but a playful character to bring to life the inner child. This mainly happens through beautiful, bright colours, humour and fantasy.

You'll also find all this in his superhero creation for KBC Brussels K'Ching. His creation entitled Not your Everyday Hero has a bold character, but not really. He's a human superhero, a bit like all of us. After all, anyone can be a superhero, in an unpolished, everyday way. But, in the end, we're still human.

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