donderdag 31 december 2009

Happy 2009

"Inspired" by the large amount of end-of-year-lists, here is my list of random photos from 2009. Sorted by month for your viewing pleasure.

Let's give a new meaning to the word "random" in 2010!

Have a good one.












Rens Muis / 75B

Some time ago I swapped a silkscreen-print or two with Rens Muis of Dutch graphic design superstars 75B. For some reason I forgot about posting this, but how appropriate it (still) is; the iconic logo-tree from 1998, reminding us what Christmas and the true Christmas-spirit really is about.

woensdag 30 december 2009

R.I.P. David Levine

David Levine died at 83. I have been a Levine fan for a long time, after getting to know his work around 1996/'97 when doing an exchange-study at SVA in New York.


Not only did I love his famous pen and ink-style caricatures (who didn't he portray?) but also his water-colors were a feast for the eye. His work always had a timeless quality that will be kept alife simply because it will be visible through so many artists' caricatures showing that David Levine touch.

To me David Levine is the personification of a genre.

An extensive gallery (over 2500!) of caricatures he did for The New York Review of Books is visible here.


maandag 28 december 2009

"Frank" by Jim Woodring...and others.

Some CRAZY re-interpretations of Jim Woodring's Frank, by Japanese animators. Check this one below by DROP INC., and check the others in the youtube-links on the right.



thanks, Nielzer

Joakim Dahlqvist


Check out the AMAZING drawings by architect Joakim Dahlqvist, something he seems to enjoy doing as a side-job...Archigram goes pencil-microcosmos, in a Google-maps sort of way.

zaterdag 26 december 2009

A decade of FLYING LOTUS


A special Christmas-gift from Brainfeeder. Thanks for this mix; a fantastic (and rare, previously unheard) collection of Flying Lotus-tracks, mixed by the ever-onpoint Gaslamp Killer, for your ears' pleasure. Get it here, or go to Brainfeeder. You will never ever need anymore Christmas gifts after you listened to this one.

donderdag 24 december 2009

LIGHTHEARTED PLEASURE

Very happy with my copy of "Lighthearted pleasure", a very touching, personal, humble AND beautiful zine made by Eindhoven's finest offline influential; Captain Crack and his Powerblastmovement a.k.a. Erwin Thomasse a.k.a. ET.

The zine is a homage to his mother that died of Alzheimer disease.

Get it here, support!








OH! En nog meer Erwin Tomasse t/m 31 December:

"Work in progress/ LIGHTHEARTED PLEASURE
A temporary gallery and workspace by Yorit Kluitman & Erwin Thomasse"

Bergstraat 33 Eindhoven, zeker even binnenwandelen...

woensdag 23 december 2009

Michiel Schuurman


Check out the work of Michiel Schuurman, a very talented designer that to me finds a beautiful way of doing quite low-profile but high standard work, working manually and crafty (almost to a technical extreme) with the computer and using silkscreen-printing. Very complex, yet very straightforward without losing the communicative aspect. Go see.


maandag 21 december 2009

3024 006


3024006
Martyn
A) Hear Me (Zomby Remix)
B) Seventy Four (Redshape Remix)

Out in January!

Joseph Pelling

Brilliant armchair-philosophy-battle from Joseph Pelling.

outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.


This one freaked me out, the dialogue is from The Shining, and that squirrel is even nastier than Jack Nicholson with an axe.

The Colouring from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.



thanks again TB

vrijdag 18 december 2009

Steven Heller: The Decade of Dirty Design


AIGA End-of-year-special: Steven Heller on the past decade, from a typographic point of view that is...

GOODMORNING TUNE OF THE DAY

donderdag 17 december 2009

Mister Motley is stuk...


Tot mijn grote verbazing kwam ik dit op de achterkant van Mister Motley tegen...(hoe dat precies zit weet ik niet) MAAR tot mijn nog grotere verbazing blijkt Mister Motley ook voor de laatste keer uit te zijn gekomen, wat die achterkant alleen maar vreemder maakt.

Hoe kan een subsidie voor zo'n fantastisch platform voor beeldende kunst (er is geen Mister Motley waar ik NIET iets verrassends in heb ontdekt) worden ingetrokken, terwijl je regelmatig tegenkomt dat de geïnstitutionaliseerde kunst-sector zich in allerlei vreemde bochten wringt om hun "maatschappelijke relevantie" op peil te houden? Domstomvervelend.

Gelukkig is er ook goed nieuws dankzij de steunbetuigingen op facebook. Top.

BONOM

...for president!



thanks ekosystem

dinsdag 15 december 2009

HAPPY STREET

Very HAPPY to see the progress of John Kormeling's amazing pavilion for the Netherlands at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai...it's crazy but happy!

Check it out here!


It makes me also a little bit proud (and happy) since I was part of the very beginning before there was anything on paper yet...it was an extreme rush job, there was only a rough maquette, like in really rough, John Kormeling-style rough!
Great to see it coming together in real life finally.




maandag 14 december 2009

MARTYN in MIXMAG ALBUM TOP 50, 2009

On # 02! Congratulations Martyn! Viva 3024!



OH..and # 03 in Resident Advisor's 2009 list, DAMN!

(good to be in the list with Stefan Marx's Lawrence artwork as well ; )

dinsdag 8 december 2009

GOODMORNING TUNE OF THE DAY

maandag 7 december 2009

Jim Lambie



thanks Tim

vrijdag 4 december 2009

Michael Johansson


I love this frantically organised beauty of Michael Johansson.



Oh..he made a bike as well...but who doesn't do that nowadays?

woensdag 2 december 2009

BODE BOTLEK EROSIE

Next week Friday at Ship of Fools gallery, 11th december 17:30 - 23:00 the Hague.


BODE | BOTLEK | EROSIE

The work of Luuk Bode, Daan Botlek and Erosie recently developed into an interesting similar approach, compared to being from very different planets in the past. An excellent reason to invite them for an exhibition!

In his recent works Luuk Bode (1972) combines his fascination for the image-overload of contemporary popular culture with abstract painting of the twentieth century.
Daan Botlek (1977) is interested in the human physique, psychology and sociology and uses this metaphorically in his often recognizable view on the dark side of mankind.
Erosie (1976) uses, denies or twists the parallels between graffiti, art, typography en illustration and combines these disciplines completely on his own conditions.

All three of them play with their diverse backgrounds in the search for a way to react on their love/hate relationship with today's excessive (visual-) culture.

Ship of Fools Gallery
Opening 11th december 17:30 - 23:00
De Caballero Fabriek
Saturnusstraat 60 Unit 81
Den Haag

LETMAN / UNDERCOVER

I was asked by Job Wouters a.k.a. LETMAN to cooperate on his nice serie of posters for the UNDERCOVER-parties in Amsterdam. The image was made in parts, without the other person knowing what happened, (how DADA-esque is that?) so the end-result only showed after all was finished, as the end result...ehh yes. I think it turned out pretty nice. I did the head and underwear.

More UNDERCOVER posters here, and go check Job's other work as well, you should!