WHAT WE DO ?
WE CREATE CAR BOOKS.
At Craftsmen, our approach is a harmonious blend of meticulous research and creative vision, orchestrated by the collaborative efforts of writer Yuri van Koeveringe and photographer David de Jong.
Yuri, as our dedicated writer, delves deep into the historical context of each car, exploring not only its mechanical attributes but also its cultural significance during the era it was born. Recognizing the intertwining relationship between culture and automotive development, Yuri's thorough research adds a layer of depth to our narratives, whether we're discussing classic cars or modern counterparts. This allows us to reveal not just the mechanical evolution, but also the societal influences that shaped each vehicle.
Meanwhile, David takes the reins on the visual and photographic aspects of our projects. His keen eye for detail extends beyond the cars themselves. David meticulously seeks out appropriate locations, considering factors like lighting, ambiance, and thematic relevance. This extends to the choice between studio settings or on-location shoots, with the ultimate goal of creating a visual narrative that aligns seamlessly with the written content.
As a team, we collaborate closely to ensure that every element, from text to visuals, aligns cohesively. Our projects come together like an intricate puzzle each piece contributing to the overall look and feel of the book. Just as historical culture influenced classic cars, our contemporary society shapes the modern vehicles we showcase. Through the lens of Yuri's well-researched narratives and David's evocative visuals, we invite readers to explore the past and present of automotive innovation, culture, and craftsmanship.
What we do best ?
INDIVIDUAL BOOKS ON INDIVIDUAL CARS.
And it shows:
STEP BY STEP:
01 GET TO KNOW YOU !
Reach out with your car's story – classic or modern. We're excited to hear from you.
We'll chat to understand your vision, preferences, and customization desires.
Together, we'll plan a tailored project, combining Yuri's research and David's photography.
We'll infuse your style into every element writing, visuals, and design.
We will bring your story to life, capturing its essence in words and images.
Expect a stunning limited-edition book that mirrors your car's journey.
Your custom art book becomes a cherished keepsake, celebrating your car and culture.
This book stands as a lasting legacy – an emblem of your automotive passion.
02 WILL IT BE PRINT ?
Choose a bespoke art book, capturing your car's story, culture, and significance in exquisite detail.
Extend your narrative online with a dedicated website—a seamless digital expansion of your book's content, offering a dynamic engagement with a wider audience.
Art Print Option:
As an added choice, consider specific image art prints. These high-quality prints allow you to showcase your car's allure as captivating wall decor.
Craftsmen, a nimble and innovative team, offers an exceptional opportunity to acquire a rare art piece at a reasonable upfront cost.
Affordability: As a small yet savvy organization, we optimize our resources to offer you an exquisite art book without the hefty price tag. This includes comprehensive discussions, Yuri's meticulous research, and selecting fitting locations.
Our package encompasses the complete journey. From in-depth research by Yuri to strategic location choices, we ensure your story is expertly captured.
Full Spectrum: Your investment covers every aspect. It extends to meticulous printing and fine-tuning of your art book. Additionally, we offer bespoke packaging options for the book and even extend to crafting a complementary website, if desired.
Elevate your space with specific image art prints. Our all-encompassing offering provides you with the option to display the beauty of your car on your walls.
04 GET IT ALL DONE, FROM "A TO PRINT"
We handle it all, from initial discussions to final art prints. Your journey with Craftsmen is a one-stop solution encompassing every aspect.
MEET Yuri and David
Yuri van Koeveringe is an experienced writer based in the Netherlands. Not only has he written for numerous magazines and websites, but he also has dozens of books to his name. He has collaborated with David de Jong for many years in creating extensive stories on special classic and vintage cars for various national and international magazines.
David de Jong is a Dutch-based photographer with over 30 years of experience in capturing (classic) cars. He has worked for numerous national and international magazines, various car brands, international advertising agencies and other major clients.
Craftsmen envisions a realm where automotive stories are meticulously woven into captivating narratives and striking visuals. Led by the synergy of writer Yuri van Koeveringe and photographer David de Jong, our startup bridges the past and present of cars, culture, and craftsmanship. We are dedicated to crafting bespoke art books that celebrate the essence of classic and modern vehicles, enriched by historical context and cultural influences. Our commitment extends beyond the written word – we create immersive experiences through artful design and optional digital extensions. From the beauty of print to the allure of a website and wall-worthy prints.
At Craftsmen, our tools are simple yet impactful: storytelling and visuals. Writer Yuri crafts compelling narratives, while photographer David captures evocative visuals using top camera and lens technology. These elements harmonize on quality paper, meticulously designed. The outcome: bespoke art books that elegantly honor your passion with authenticity and precision.