Upfront


Kees Maas pasting a new billboard, 2019. Photography Robert Finkei.

UPFRONT – The billboard at the Gerrit Rietveld academie

The billboard at the Gerrit Rietveld academie is a stage for printed art, design and (school)announcements. Throughout the years it also functioned as a showcase of what is possible at the school’s screenprinting shop, seducing students to come down and try this versatile technique for themselves.

The book was conceived, designed and produced as a farewell present for Kees Maas, who supervised the screenprinting workshop with heart and soul from 1996 to 2019.

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September 16th, 2019
, Posted in Rietveld Academie

All-over MKG


Opening All-over show, Museum Kunst und Gewerbe

For the first time after ending our collaboration as Golden Masters (1998 – 2002), Richard Niessen and me are exhibiting together at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.

Show All-over – Neues Grafikdesign aus den Niederlanden
Dates September 13 – January 5, 2020
Curator Jürgen Döring

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September 13th, 2019
, Posted in Shows/Installations

Böcke & Bären – Virtual sgraffito


View of Somalgors74 project space façade. Photography Curdin Thones.

Title Böcke & Bären (Rams & Bears)
Year 2019
Technique  To be viewed through smart phone or tablet
Programming Jan Robert Leegte

Alpine project space Somalgors74  (village of Tschlin, canton of Graubünden, Switzerland) developed an application that allows the experience of virtual sgraffito.

The project aims to give a new impuls to this visual tradition by what is going to be an ongoing series of proposals bij various artists and designers. After a visit to Tschlin and the area summer 2018, the first design was made by me spring 2019.

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July 16th, 2019
, Posted in Work in Architecture

Sensory impressions


Kustaa Saksi, In the fishstrap, 2013. Image courtesy Kustaa Saksi.

The seventh in a series of short articles on art and design written for Maharam

July 14th, 2019
, Posted in Stories

Mosa case-study

Mosa, the manufacturer of the ceramic tiles used for Flyways in the Noord/Zuidlijn, published a Case-study about Flyways.

Read Mosa Notes Issue 2/ Spring 2019 in ‘t Nederlands or English.

June 7th, 2019
, Posted in In the press

Verbeelding Onderweg


First copy presented to city counsillor for Art & Culture Touria Meliani (second right). Photography Odi Busman.

Presentation of publication Verbeelding Onderweg (Imagination in Transit), documenting all art projects in the new Amsterdam subway line.

Title Verbeelding Onderweg – Kunst in de Noord/Zuidlijn
Concept, art direction & realization Smel design agency, Edgar Smaling & Carlo Elias
Text Edo Dijksterhuis
Photography Gert Jan van Rooij, Jorrit ‘t Hoen
Publication Metro en Tram, gemeente Amsterdam

March 29th, 2019
, Posted in In the press

Don’t Frighten the Horses

Wouter Klein Velderman. Meyrkoet (left) and Zwarte Ooijevaar (right), 2018. Blow-dried PVC fabric, wood.

The sixth in a series of short articles on art and design written for Maharam

March 14th, 2019
, Posted in Stories

Love Non Stop

Title Love Non Stop
Year 2019
Size  H 700 x W 500 mm
Technique 4 colour screenprint on black 300 grams/m2 paper
Edition 40 signed and numbered prints
Printing HL at Kapitaal Utrecht Open Print Studio

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February 6th, 2019
, Posted in Print

Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28


A poster from my graduation project (left) is on display at the Gerrit turns 50, Willem only 28 anniversary exhition.

Graduation Show Posters 1987–2018
From ’90s boy bands, shocking signatures, world maps, peckish beaks, and magic mushrooms, visit the basement of the Rietveld (RV) Building to view the physical archive of the Academie’s graduation posters, the earliest from 1987 and the most recent from last year. Produced using an array of print methods across time—Screen Printing, Book Printing, Offset, Digital—these posters are visual marks in the illustrious history of the Academie.

The graduation show poster archive was earlier compiled by Henk Groenendijk.

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November 3rd, 2018
, Posted in Rietveld Academie, Shows/Installations

Gräphic Giant

Title Gräphic Giant stationary cards
Year 2018
Size A5 (8x on printing sheet)
Technique 4 colour screenprint on coloured cardstock
Edition 100 cards

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October 30th, 2018
, Posted in Print