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


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:

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

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...


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.


...for president!

thanks ekosystem

dinsdag 15 december 2009


Very HAPPY to see the progress of John Kormeling's amazing pavilion for the Netherlands at the World Expo 2010 in'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 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


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

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


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


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


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!

dinsdag 24 november 2009


Bumped into this on Youtube, I remember hearing this brilliant dialogue over B12's "soundtrack of space" on a WARP mixtape (that actually WAS a tape) called BLECH, I think that was in 1996...I still have that one somewhere. Later I saw the movie as well, it's hilarious.

I was actually looking for this Darkstar on the great Hyperdub...

maandag 23 november 2009

Tom Sachs / Ron van der Ende

Check the amazing handcrafted work of Tom Sachs. A beautiful cut/paste technique contrasting the industrial powerplay of the re-interpreted objects, a playful and manual view on things all too familiar, or not.

It remotely reminds me of the (also) beautiful and extremely handcrafty work of Rotterdam-based artist Ron van der Ende.

vrijdag 20 november 2009

Noah D

Tonight in Eindhoven of all places! Noah D @ Sine, Effenaar.

Artwork I did some time ago for his "Hypnotic Elements EP" on Subway:

donderdag 19 november 2009


Nice. Martyn did Fabric mix CD #50. Tracklist and mix are topnotch, with some very special remixes and unreleased tracks from all different corners of today's musical spectrum. Oh, and it sounds awesome as well, trust me.

FABRIC press-release and interview here.

01 - Hudson Mohawke – Joy Fantastic Feat. Olivier Daysoul - Warp
02 - Alec Wizz ‘Drummin’’ (Louis Benedetti Drumminpella) - Defected
03 - Nubian Mindz – Bossa Boogie – Rush Hour
04 - Maddslinky – Lost On Tenori Street – Biasphere
05 - Altered Natives - Rass Out – One Minute Music
06 - Zomby - Little Miss Naughty – Zomby Productions
07 - Uncle Bakongo - Afar – Roska Kicks & Snares
08 - Zomby - Light Cycle - Zomby Productions
09 - Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson – The Clock (Ben Klock’s Timepiece) - Rekids
10 - DJBone - We Control The Beat – Subject Detroit
11 - Detachments - Circles (Martyn's Round & Round Mix) – This Is Not An Exit
12 - Joy Orbison - Brkln Clln - Doldrums
13 - Cooly G - Feeling You - Dub Organizer
14 - Martyn Feat dBridge - These Words (Roska's Speechless Mix) - 3024
15 - Kode9 – Oozi - Hyperdub
16 - Roska - Without It - Roska Kicks & Snares
17 - Martyn – Friedrichstrasse - 3024
18 - Levon Vincent - Air Raid - Ovum
19 - Martyn Feat Spaceape - Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock Mix) - 3024
20 - Martyn - Seventy Four (Redshape Mix) - 3024
21 - Actress - Slowjam – Werk Discs
22 - Zomby - Mercury's Rainbow - Thriller
23 - 2562 – Flashback - Tectonic
24 - Martyn – Vancouver - 3024
25 - Jan Driver - Rat Alert – Made To Play
26 - Dorian Concept - Trilingual Dance Sexperience – Affine


woensdag 18 november 2009

dinsdag 17 november 2009

Paying the price for art

Amazing story about members of DPM-crew who got serious jail-sentences in the UK for doing graffiti. The vulgar display of power that was used to sentence these people is quite shocking, and shows the stupidity of media-hungry law-enforcers that (again) use graffiti to cover up their own questionable results on fighting real crime.

Read it here.

from superblog Hurtyoubad

woensdag 11 november 2009


'OUR ENDS' features a celebration of creative talents living and working in London. From the diverse photographs of James Pearson Howes to the psychedelic illustrations of Colin Henderson, with fine art, graphics and graffiti all in the mix, the show is all about the best that London has to offer. The show will run from 5th November till 27th November at our 33 Marshall St. Gallery.

Private view (all invited - please spread the word!)
This thursday (12th November 2009)
6pm to 8pm
Colin Henderson, James Pearson Howes, Jiro Bevis, Lindsey Gooden, Marcus Oakley, Michael Willis, Petro, Russell Maurice & Dan has Potential