Zitten is beter dan staan. © Fiep Amsterdam Ltd. From: Collection Drawings on ergonomics in horticulture by Fiep Westendorp. Wageningen University & Research - Image Collections

Drawings Fiep Westendorp

These 22 drawings were made by Fiep Westendorp for a short instructional film on how to work more efficiently and ergonomically in the ornamental horticulture business. Fiep Westendorp is better known as the illustrator of well-known Dutch children’s books.

Fiep Westendorp is the famous illustrator of Dutch children’s books like "Jip en Janneke", the cats Pim & Pom and "Pluk van de Petteflet". The instructional drawings presented here were found in an envelope. This envelope stated that they were made by Pien Sprenger, the daughter of Wageningen University horticultural professor A.M. Sprenger (1881-1958). In the envelope, a handwritten contemporary text mentions the credits of a film with illustrations by Fiep Westendorp.

Copyrights and credits

Fiep Amsterdam Ltd has the exclusive unlimited exploitation rights of all illustrations and images by and of Fiep Westendorp. Fiep Amsterdam Ltd is solely entitled to use these illustrations and images or to authorize third parties to use these. Should you wish to use one of Fiep Westendorp’s images, or any part of it, you should therefore always ask permission from Fiep Amsterdam Ltd, regardless of what you would like to use the image for.

Scanning Fiep Westendorp's drawings, December 2016
Scanning Fiep Westendorp's drawings, December 2016

The Wageningen Institute for Horticultural Technology (I.T.T.) was asked in 1965 by the Dutch Association of Floriculture to do a study for best practices in working methods. While a booklet was published with illustrations made by someone else, we don’t know whether the film with Westendorp’s drawings was ever made. 

© Fiep Amsterdam Ltd; Fiep Westendorp Illustrations.

Examples

Benut de ruimte volledig
Benut de ruimte volledig

Met twee handen beter werk
Met twee handen beter werk

Zitten is beter dan staan
Zitten is beter dan staan