Rokus van Blokland
Corry van Blokland Mobach

Royal Academy of Art
Corry Mobach (1929, Amsterdam) enrolled in 1946 in a drawing course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. After that she attended the advertising design and photography course. Teachers were Milo, Munnik, Hos, Gerard de Vries, Gerard Kiljan and Paul Schuitema. Corry graduated in 1952 with work for the Sio toy factory.

Corry says about the first years after the war: "There was nothing, one can not imagine now the austerity of that time. The total absence of colour, paints, clothes, shoes or lettering on shops. Canvas and paint were still scarce. It was very sober and shabby, but we did not experience it as such because we were free, and the world was open to us. We could now do everything. We only had to wait until there was paper ...".

In the early 50's Corry and Rokus made their first designs together.

1952 Maquette Sio Toys for exams

Curtain fabrics for children's room
In 1948 the Institute for Industrial Design in Amsterdam organized a competition for the design of curtain fabrics for children's rooms.

The images had to be divided in such a way that there is repeatedly no concentration of forms in the length and in the width.
Vlisco in Roermond was the producer.

1948 Design 'Punch town'
Design 'Sahara'
Design 'Harlequin'
Design 'Helicopter'

1949 Sounds in pictures
The subjects were presentations of texts, poems, words but also sounds. Immediately after it was depicted.


At the Edge of a fast River


The Heavenly Court . . .


Pickled onions in wine vinegar I

Giraffe illustrations
Kiljan's assignment in which human characteristics are attributed to animals.

1948 Book covers
Design Book covers, monotypes

Design Book covers


1948 Photograms
De Vries taught technics of photography. Kiljan offered the opportunity to experiment and to apply photos in designs.
Photograms, experimental photos

1949 Model drawing, directly in colour. Gouache