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


maandag 9 november 2009

Before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Wow..20 years already. One of the most vibrant memories in my personal history, that ecstatic moment when the Berlin wall fell, seeing that on tv as a kid was amazing. Especially since only a couple of months before my mother took us to Berlin to see it upclose, she must have sensed something historical was about to happen. Thanks for that mom! These pictures where the ones I took when we were there, must have been around July or August 1989. Funny to see these pictures now, since they are taken from a graffiti point of view, the classic composition for archieving pieces, and neglecting the background, but hey, I was 13!

"Berlin" in that classic '88/'89 style, I like the roughness, just 4 colors and black. Also the character has "Ost"(East) on his hat, and his face behind barb wire, the look of it made a deep impact on me. I also remember seeing thousands of messages with just one or two names and a date next to it, the classic tree-graffiti standard, marking a moment in time. "I was here", build to last. A frightening idea in retrospect, at that moment history was still in the making...

"Die Mauer ist ein Dorn in the side of Deutschland", nice words.I wonder what that guard was thinking...I clearly remember looking at the guards in the towers and realising the impact of what side of the wall I was on. Part of the Berlin trip was a visit to East Berlin as well, I remember vividly the border-checks with mirrors under the bus, the passport-checks, the streetviews in shades of grey and the bullet-holes in the buildings. And the fact that the other side of the wall had no graffiti! Going through the wall was like going through a weird one-way portal into a different dimension...and actually that's what it was.

It almost looks as if the wall ends there, but it was a corner in fact. Somewhere close to the Reichstag I think. I remember behind the Reichstag they had a big fence with flowers and crosses on it, remembering the people that tried to escape at that spot, swimming across the Spree.

A beautiful "Midget"-piece on an ugly wall. Classic spot, I had this picture on my wall for a long time. I loved seeing people on top of the wall on tv only a couple of months later, slamming their hammers in the wall and even recognising this exact spot on tv, but in such a different context! Wunderbar.

Congratulations Berlin! (and Germany in general ; )

Kids love graffiti #06

donderdag 5 november 2009


I'm a fan! Another brilliant animation from Jonas Geirnaert.

woensdag 4 november 2009


Sorry, Dutch (Belgian) only.

KABOUTER WESLEY by Jonas Geirnaert.

Thanks Marc

zondag 1 november 2009

Part of Rebellion # 3

Yes! I got it! The book made by the people of Publikat in cooperation with Christian Hundertmark (author of "The art of rebellion");

Part of Rebellion #3 Erosie.

Like the title suggests it's part of a series, following #01 (Flying Fortress) and #02 (Dave the Chimp).
Very happy with the result...128 pages with a wide variety of stuff done in the past 10 years or so. Quite a lot of work to select the images since there is so much not in it, but what is in it I am really pleased with. The layout is nice, the book feels good, and it will be available all around Europe, so keep your eyes peeled!

Or get yours at Publikat.

Don't believe the type

Next Friday 6th of November a nice day for those interested in typography at Ship of Fools Gallery, the Hague. Lectures, an exhibition and even a party, with an incredible line-up:

44 Flavours (DE, Alina Günter (CH), Alex Trochut (ES), Alex Purdy (US), Andy Rementer (US), Autobahn (NL), Chris Piascik (USA), Daan Knirim (NL), Hansje van Halem (NL), Janno Hahn (NL), Job Wouters (NL), Jonathan Looman (NL), Lennard Schuurmans (NL), Linzie Hunter (UK), Luca Barcellona (IT), Marta Cerdà Alimbau (ES), Martijn Sandberg (NL), Michiel Schuurman (NL), Mieke Gerritzen (NL), Pedro Vilas-Boas (PT), Rogier Wieland (NL), Staynice (NL), Trapped in Suburbia (NL), Underware (NL), Yomar Augusto (NL/BR)

more here!