Dusky Bird 2/3 – Process

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Nightjar in woodgravure, from Brehm A.E. (ca. 1911). Das Leben der Tieren, found in the library of Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis in Leiden.

During the 19th century, wood engravings were often used to translate existing drawings, paintings or photographs into a technical format suitable for high mass printmedia such as newspapers and magazines.

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July 21st, 2016
, Posted in Print, Shows/Installations

Dusky Bird 1/3 – Research

gtg-process-1Nachtzwaluw, image from Burton P. (1977). Het vogelboek. (Illustraties Peter Hayman et al).

Last summer, after I started working in the Arnhem area, I became fascinated with a strange creature that can be found at cycling distance from my studio: the nightjar.

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July 20th, 2016
, Posted in Print, Shows/Installations

At home with Rietveld Graduation posters

http://www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl/en/workshopsrietveld-posters-k-weg

A little taste of Amsterdam here in the woods of Arnhem: two wonderful graduation posters made for and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a souvenir in memory of my job as workshop supervisor there.

Right: 2010 design by Johann Kauth & Jonas Wandeler. Left: 2016 collaboration Marie Gjerlev & Medeina Musteikyte & Daphne Spelier, described by It’s Nice That.

Making the poster for the final show is how I graduated myself back in 1998.

July 15th, 2016
, Posted in Rietveld Academie

Harmen Arnhem stamp

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Design options are limited, as the only thing you can do is paste your image into the typographic grid, but other than that, creating your own personal stamps is very nice service offered by PostNL.

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June 29th, 2016
, Posted in Print

Harmen Arnhem

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Title Harmen Arnhem – Change of address card
Year 2016
Size A5-ish
Technique 3 color screen print on 300 grams/m2 cardstock
Edition 200

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June 29th, 2016
, Posted in Print

Inktstation Art

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Random graphic art made by B&N Inktstation while refilling printing heads.

June 3rd, 2016
, Posted in In The City

While the Moon Shines Through My Beer

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Title While the Moon Shines Through My Beer
Year 2016
Client Donnerwetter
Size 28 x 42 cm
Technique Web-fed full color offset
Edition ?

Contribution to a newspaper made for Donnerwetter Day, the all night introduction of a new album by the local rockband Donnerwetter, Luxor Live, May 16 2016. The design was inspired by one of the songs.

The used elements were taken from a kit of open source emoji icons developed for Twitter by IconFactory.

May 8th, 2016
, Posted in Illustration

Washi Washi??

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Couldn’t help spending some money on beautiful rolls of MT and masté washi masking tape. But… what am I going to do with it?

February 22nd, 2016
, Posted in Materials

Sur Le Motif

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Photography Isabelle Giovacchini

Renard 1 and 2, some of the works made for Black Current (2008), again on display at Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz (MABA) on the occasion of their 10th. year anniversary: Sur Le Motif, February 18 – April 30, 2016.

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February 17th, 2016
, Posted in Shows/Installations

Ice Patterns

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Graphic ice patterns on a farm road, just outside the studio.

February 16th, 2016
, Posted in In The Wild