2003 eerbetoon

“A tribute”

In the Netherlands royal honours are a symbolic acknowledgment of outstanding personal services. Every year these awards are handed out on the birthday of the reigning King or Queen. This is known in Dutch as the “Lintjesregen”, literally the ‘ribbons rain’, and it is the Dutch equivalent of the Queen’s birthday honours list in the UK.

I designed “A tribute” to give people an opportunity to reward, express their gratitude or to pay their respects to someone of their choice.

photography by Tom Haartsen
translation by Donald Gardner