Figure in Fear (2014) computer drawing
Album artwork for ГИПЕРБОРЕЯ-98, a Russian album named after an expedition in 1922 in search of Arctica. The expedition led by Barchenko and Kondiain took place in the area of Seidozero and Lovozero in Murmansk region. Accidentally or not the searchers stumbled upon a strange hole going under ground. The team of searchers could not get inside because of strange unaccountable fear, almost palpable horror, literally torn out of the black hole.
Micaela from Sweden (2014) acryl on canvas with wooden frames, 60cm × 70cm
Portrait of Micaela. Commissioned by Stockholm based designer Edvard Scott.
NEW OLD BLACK FOREST
Die Uhr (2014) 4 × Acryl on canvas, 60cm × 40cm mounted on wooden legs of 190cm
New Old Black Forest
is a project that aims to change the view on the Black Forest
, a region in Southern Germany. The above installation titled Die Uhr
is my input for the exhibition that takes place from 10 — 12 January at E-Werk (Freiburg, DE).
Les Unmentionables (2014) candle packaging
Packaging design for a candle by the Paris based concept store Colette
. The candle is for sale in the Colette webshop
Zwei Pflanzen und eine Orange, Pflanze und Apfel auf dem Tisch, Photosynthese, Overview Bewegtes Stillleben I & II, Overview Blume, Pflanze & Kaktus (2013) acryl on canvas with wooden frames
Eight out of seventeen still lifes for the solo exhibition Richards Wiederkehr
at Düsseldorf based gallery Nina Sagt
. The show is running till the 12th of November 2013. Mirko Podkowik captured some of the other works on video
while preparing for the exhibition.
Typevaces (2013) RISO prints, 165mm × 115mm
Two out of three different risograph prints for the latest Gratuitous Type
, a beatifully executed magazine by my friend overseas Elana Schenkler
. Besides a die cutted dusk jacket and a fold out centerfold by Marine Duroselle, Issue C
offers conversations with Bendita Gloria, Fanette Mellier, Hato Press, Hvass&Hannibal, Studio Lin, Studio Newwork and yours truly. Buy the magazine here
. (Risograph prints by Vinex Pers
Les Médias Sociaux un, deux & trois (2013) computer drawings
The French lifestyle and fashion magazine Elle
just launched a new magazine titled 'Elle Man'. I made a few illustrations for an article on dating and love through social media. Due to a last minute layout change, not all images made the cut. (Merci Mr. L'Agent
Print Advertisements (2013) computer drawings
Dedicated to girls who are on the quest of finding themselves, Ponytale Magazine
explores femininity through art, music and fashion. I did two advertisement pages, located in the front and the back of the magazine. Buy here
Brad Oleson's Cabrio (2013) computer drawing
Besides many other projects, Germany based Timo Lenzen
is responsible for the one paged INTERMEZZO
publications. Timo invites his personal favorite artists to create a visual that matches his charming and well written short stories. Every four weeks a new INTERMEZZO
appears as a limited (50 pcs.) A4 sized RISO publication, printed by Zweizehn
Sunny Summer Series (2013) colored marker drawings
My friend Arthur King
from Paris is a disc jockey, video producer and art director
. Every year he releases a summer mix, and I did twenty tiny colored marker drawings for this years album. The album is exclusively (and very limited) sold at Colette in Paris, who describes the mix as an explosion of furious groove and summer-ready hip hop beats. Buy here
or Stream here
Interior with Table with Vase with Flowers (2013) computer drawing
Semi zero perspective computer drawing in multi colored linework for the second issue of the Brooklyn based art publication Tunica
THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
Sunday Driver (2013) computer drawing
The Sunday Times (UK) recently redesigned their Magazine
. I was commissioned to do a Sunday-themed illustration for the Art on Sunday section. This sunday driver is the first one of a short series.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
The Tipi Trouper (2013) computer drawing
Last December my friend Sebastian Pataki
and myself where invited by Eike König and the Koeningsklasse
to organise a workshop and give a lecture for the 'Drawing Club' at the HfG Offenbach, University of Art and Design in Germany. As the Drawing Club is also part of the After School Club
(a graphic design festival organised by Eike and Alexander Lis
) I was invited to contribute an illustration to this year's ASC publication.
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MAGAZIN
Uomini Con Mocassini, Occhiali Da Sole (2013) computer drawings
Two out of three quarter page illustrations for the Milano themed fashion issue of SZ Magazin
, a supplement of Germanies leading daily newspaper called the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Researcher Rich & Professor Poor (2013) computer drawing
Ryan from Other Means
invited me to do another illustration for a Bloomberg
op-ed article, about the disconnect between research and teaching on college universities. Article here
BOEF EN DE GELOGEERDE AAP
'Niet Hier' (2013) pastel pencils on 240 gramms natural grain paper
Album cover and four out of twenty illustrations I did for the latest album of Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap
. Proud to be the art director & illustrator for the Dutch (Top Notch
signed) hip hop duo for four years now. Their third album titled 'Niet Hier' (Dutch for 'not here') can be found in the iTunes Store
and is available in Spotify
Mike Merrill (2012) computer drawing
Portrait of Mike Merrill for issue 93 of Esquire
THE JOY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
Kiosk (2012) installation view
The Joy of Graphic Design
, Hamburg's first international contemporary graphic design festival organised by the guys from I Like Birds
& Here we Go
took place last September. I was happy to be part of the very inspiring conferences, night-workshops, exhibitions, DJ-sets and parties with lots of beer, waffles and tattooing. I had a great time selling drawings from the kiosk that I build for the occasion. Thanks Louise & Florian for the invitation and special thanks to Andi & Susi for taking care of us, and the many many laughs.
Barrel Balancing Bucks (2012) computer drawing
Illustration for a Bloomberg
op-ed. The writer (Ezra Klein) is dreaming about a compromise scenario in the US Congress where they'd pass a 'Carbon Tax'. Article here
. Thanks Gary, Phil, Ryan & Vance from Other Means
Artistic Representation of a Sausage Served in a Sliced Bun Garnished With Mustard (2012) pencil on 300 gramms Hahnemühle Britannia paper, 42cm × 56cm
The small-run publishing collective Star Gods Press
is putting together an art anthology of different artists' interpretations of cartoon sandwiches and I was happy to be invited to submit a drawing to the anthology and additional exhibition.
Rapping, Writing, Cutting, Breaking (2012) screenprint on baumwolle
Farid Benmbarek invited me to create a series of graphics for his T-shirt label Retard Genius
. Farid and I have met eachother at TopNotch
, a Dutch record label mostly known for their hip hop artists. I have walked around for quite some time with the urge to do hip hop graphics and this happened to be a suitable occasion.
The guys from Tjunk
— my favorite screen printing company — are responsible for the production. You can order the shirts in their world wide web shop
The Forecaster (2012) computer drawing
Illustration for an Op-Ed about the U.S. economy on Bloomberg
Golden Swine Accompanied by European Currency (2012) computer drawing
A T-shirt graphic for the guys from Tjunk
, an Amsterdam based company run by some very ambitious screen printing artists.
Vase Penetrated by Fresh Cut Flowers (2012) computer drawing
Drawing for a project called 'Cadavre Exquis', by the Eindhoven based graphic designer Julien Arts
. Every year Julien creates a poster in collaboration with some of the artists he met that same year. All the participants receive a small part of a letter, and are asked to create something around it.
Photosynthesis 01, 02 & 03 (2012) screen prints, 40cm × 30cm
Three hand pulled screen prints for my 'Florist' installation at the contemporary graphic art fair 'Pick me Up'
in London (the Somerset House).
BOEF EN DE GELOGEERDE AAP
'De Gelogeerde Tracks' (2014) computer drawings
Album cover and four out of twelve illustrations for the latest album of Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap
, a Dutch (Top Notch
signed) hip hop duo. Listen to their fourth album titled 'De Gelogeerde Tracks' on Spotify
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO
First Fridays (2014) computer drawings
Imagery for First Fridays
, a monthly Friday night programming at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
. The MCA invites artists to create an evening of interactive projects and live performances inspired by a unique theme. The theme for February is 'Love is Love'. Event page here
The Toast (2013) oil pastel on 105 gramms Hahnemühle bamboo fibre paper
Oil pastel drawing for an article on the history of 'toasting' by Sam Bompas
for the fourth issue of The Gourmand
, an international food, arts and culture journal based in London. Issue three is for sale in their Webshop
THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
Horse Racing (2013) computer drawing
Another 'Art on Sunday' illustration for the September 8th issue of the Sunday Times Magazine
BENT VAN LOOY
Concert Poster (2013) screenprint
Limited edition, screen printed concert poster for Excelsior
, to promote three concerts of Bent van Looy
Glíma Wrestlers (2013) computer drawing
A drawing about the Icelandic wrestling sport called Glíma
, featured in a Lacoste L!ve
publication. (Merci Mr. L'Agent
Opuntia I & Opuntia II (2013) acryl on canvas with wooden frames, 60cm × 80cm
Two paintings of a paddle cactus for the group exhibition Just Plants
at the ArtRebels
gallery, organised by Jeroen Smeets from Your:Own
ATELIER DES JEUNES
Potted Plant 1 & 2 (2013) gicleé on 320 grams hahnemuhle german etching paper, 40cm × 30cm
Based in Spain, Atelier Des Jeunes
sells limited edition prints of Spanish artists. Additionally, international artists are curated and housed in the 'Special Guests' section, for which I did two limited Gicleé prints. The other special guests this year are Michael Willis
and Nathalie Du Pasquier
. The prints are for sale over here
Fantastic Fantastic (2013) computer drawing
After both producing music independently, London based Kris Small & Micke Lindebergh recently formed FANTASTIC FANTASTIC. I did the cover artwork of their first EP.
to the album.
Casual Clothed Young Adult Acting as a Cover Model (2013) computer drawing
One of a few illustrations for the newly designed German cultural magazine called NEON
Facehawk Animations (2013) .gif animations
makes music about voyeurism in the digital age. An age of watching while being watched, tracked and recorded. Rajeev Basu
, a friend and interactive artist from London (currently based in Colorado) created an interactive music video that hijacks your Facebook page, blows it up and turns it into a hawk. All done in realtime, right in your browser. I was responsible for the art & animation part, and made over twenty small animations. Try it yourself
(best experienced in Google Chrome).
Vite Chez Colette! (2013) computer drawing
This years sales visual for Paris based concept store Colette
. (Merci Mr. L'Agent
Opener, Alex Schärer & Lovis Caputo (2013) computer drawings
Two out of three portraits for Apartamento
, an everyday life interiors magazine. I was asked to draw the three participants of a conversation based around the theme of storage. The portrayed participants and their words in the conversation are done in corresponding colors.
Federal Finances for Floridian Franchisers (2013) computer painting
An illustration for a Bloomberg
op-ed article by Lucy Morgan on Florida taking medicaid money to help it's businesses with healthcare for low-income employees. Article here
Souvenirs de Paris (2013) c-printed postcards
Three out of eight drawings for the 'Souvenir de Paris' series of postcards I recently drew for Paris based concept store Colette
. Since this unique boutique opened its doors in 1997, it has positioned itself as a 'must visit' location in Paris, selling exclusive, pre-released and limited edition products. (Merci Mr. L'Agent
Soccer Players (2013) computer drawing
Joel Speasmaker from studio Forest
(Brooklyn, NY) commissioned me to do an opener illustration for an article in OVERLAP
, a tablet based magazine about North American soccer, available in the iTunes
store. The article is focused on three Major League Soccer (USA) rookies in pursuit of a soccer career.
DE GULLE EKSTER
Collectibles (Teapot, Clock) (2013) computer drawings as RISO prints
Four digital drawings of more or less popular collectible items, RISO-printed by Vinex Pers
for De Gulle Ekster
, a new (Dutch) subscription-based creative platform offering products from different illustrators, artists, photographers, architects, and others. If you become a member of 'me' you will receive one frame, and four risographs (limited edition, hand signed & numbered) each quarter of the year.
E (2013) acryl on paper
Every week Peter Palland from Reeeeeeeeeeeeks
invites an illustrator or graphic designer to create an 'E'. All those letters will be put in a row on the website, spelling out the name of the project.
Spring Collection (2012) computer drawings on 3D renderings
London based artist Rajeev Basu
commissioned me to design the Spring Collection of the ultra-powerful fully customizable Harrigan Drones, available for purchase on mr-drones.com
. The drones can be ordered at a fraction of their regular costs due to unique manufacturing techniques in state-of-the-art facilities. Inspired by the Predator drones used in military operations, the Harrigan drones have been specially engineered into compact bodies optimized for personal use. Perfect for community surveillance, parties, photo & video enthusiasts, school projects and dispute resolution.
Louis CK (2012) computer drawing
A typographic illustration for an article about the adoration of Louis CK. Drawn for the NRC Handelsblad
, a daily Dutch evening newspaper.
Figures on Sofa (2012) computer drawing
Illustration for a Germany based cultural magazine called NEON
Plant on Dinner Table, Plant on Dining Table & Plant on Picnic Table (2012) acryl on 300 gramms Steinbach paper, 40cm × 56cm
Nina from gallery Nina Sagt.
(Düsseldorf) invited Holger Kurt Jäger, Oriana Fenwick, Emil Kozak and me to her exhibition stand at the Blooom Art Fair
(Cologne). She exhibited some of my risograph & stencil prints and some of the Kiosk drawings together with these three new paintings.
tumbly drawings (2012) animated GIFs
— an artist from London — is responsible for Tumbly
, a web toy that lets you hijack websites with animated GIFs to create 'interventions'. The webpages act like a live canvas. Every time a page is hijacked, the gifs appear in random formations creating different interactions with the page. I created all the animations in collaboration with Rajeev.
PICK ME UP
Florist (2012) installation view
Pick Me Up, Somerset House
, London 2012. The first annual contemporary graphic art fair in the UK, returned for its biggest edition yet. I had this florist stand build by the White Wall Company
(thanks Chris), in which I practically lived for fourteen days. The whole thing was a bit of a continuation of the flora themed solo show from last year at the Nina sagt Galerie in Düsseldorf, Germany. I created three screen prints, fourteen postcards, three full color and four black & white risograph prints for this installation. Thank you Ship of Fools
for the invitation & thanks to my close friend and neighbour exhibitor Julian Sirre
for being such a strong chess companion for two weeks.
Houseplant (2014) pastel pencil drawing on 210 gramms natural grain paper, 14cm × 10cm
Drawing of a houseplant for a close friend.
Zwarte Kater (2013) computer drawing
Black and white computer drawing of a black cat for issue 13 of Plus
Bewegtes Stillleben I & II (2013) acryl on canvas with wooden frames
Two more paintings from Richards Wiederkehr
, my solo exhibition at gallery Nina Sagt
STUDIO HI HO
Three Figures in Speedo Swimwear (2013) computer drawing
Portrait of the guys from Studio Hi Ho
, a Melbourne based branding and communication studio.
2013 (2013) computer drawing
An illustration for a Bloomberg
article wrapping up 2013 from various economists points of views. Article here
. Thanks Phil
The Photographer, The musician, The Illustrator (2013) computer drawings
Three of five spot drawings for issue 89 of The Fader
, a New York based music publication.
Blume in Vase, Pflanze im Topf, Tisch mit Blume (2013) acryl on canvas with wooden frames
Three more paintings from the solo exhibition Richards Wiederkehr
at gallery Nina Sagt
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Tumbling Tests (2013) computer drawing
An illustration for a NYTimes Sunday Dialogue
by Peter Schmidt on testing in US schools, and how it has become completely overemphasized, leading to anxiety and dislike of learning.
TAN & LOOSE PRESS
Print of a Drawing of a Painting of a Flower (2013) 4 color RISO print, 33cm × 25cm
A print done for a group show organised by Clay Hickson from the Tan & Loose Press
. ALl the prints of the participants are for sale over here
Urs Widmer (2013) computer drawing
A portrait of the Swiss writer Urs Widmer for Das Magazin
, the weekly supplement of the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.
Volkswagon (2013) computer drawing
An illustration for a Bloomberg
article by James Sherk on Volkswagon and an UAW Union welcomed by management but faced with resistance from some workers. Article here
. Thanks Phil
King Coin (2013) computer drawing
Illustration for an article in the June issue of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine on Bank United, and the way John Kanas revived the bank.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Crammed Class (2013) computer drawing
A small illustration for a New York Times
article on how class size affects students' learning. Appeared in print on May 11, 2013.
IT'S NICE THAT
Fun Sun (2013) computer drawing screen–printed on cotton
The team from It's Nice That
works on exclusive apparel with a variety of creatives. I did this funny sunny drawing for the 2013 spring collection. The T-shirt is available here
The Pianist (2013) pastel pencil
A little pencil drawing I recently drew for Benjamin Marius Petit
, an art director and piano enthusiast from Paris.
Teenager Drone (2013) computer drawing
In the United States, commercial drone use will begin on September 30th, 2015. And as with any industry, ancilliary businesses will emerge rapidly. Rajeev Basu
(a friend and interactive artist from London, currently based in Colorado) explores this future accessories market with his project Slapadrone
, for which I provided the illustration work. Rajeev and I teamed up earlier for the projects Mr. Drones
Paprikas (2013) screen print, 35cm × 27cm
is an Utrecht (NL) based graphic atelier facilitating screen printing, textile printing and lithography. Besides running a gallery and a shop, they organize workshops, exhibitions and lectures. I did this four color (limited edition) screen print exclusively for Kapitaal, which will be for sale in their shop after the opening weekend (5 — 7 April).
DESIGN FOR PARTICIPATION
R (2013) marker drawing
Marius Kroh from NeuZwei
asked me to contribute a letterform for a poster project titled 'Design for Participation'. You can see the poster including all the letters from all the participants in the poster section over here
Performance Profits (2013) computer drawing
An illustration commissioned by Other Means
for a Bloomberg
op-ed article. An opinion piece by Richard Vedder, reacting to Obama's education policy. Article here
Room Rage (2013) two color screen print on American Apparel T-shirt
Exclusive screen printed t-shirt for the VOID
Exhibition at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. 19 International designers have been invited to represent a personal position on a t-shirt within a pre-defined area. Graphic design, art and architecture occupy abstract spaces subtly or directly in our perception, and tangible spaces in our environment. By design VOID aims to explore the possibilities and limits of the occupation of spaces in an interdisciplinary discourse.
Greenery Listening to a Popular Band (2012) Acryl on 250 gramms paper, 40cm × 40cm
It's time again for the annual Urban Outfitters
top 30 albums of the year. Some artists & designers where invited to make images based on an assigned album. I was asked to make an image based on the tunes from 'Shields' the latest album of Grizzly Bear
, a Indie Rock band from Brooklyn, New York.
THE PLANT JOURNAL
Double Flowered Camellia (2012) computer drawing
Isabel Merino, a graphic designer based in Barcelona and a curious observer of ordinairy plants and other greenery, is the art director of The Plant Journal
. She invited me to draw a Camellia for the third issue of the Journal, and I was happy to participate in this project for which a lot of great illustrators have worked before. The illustration will be included in the botanical monograph of the magazine.
Kopen is Zóóó Roken (2013) marker drawing
A typographic illustration for the NRC Handelsblad
, a daily Dutch evening newspaper. For an article about the ongoing trend of trading, sharing & buying second-hand instead of spending time and money shopping 'outside'.
The Google Search (2012) computer drawing
An illustration for a Bloomberg
Op-Ed about Google and the need for more competition. Article here
. Thanks to the guys from Other Means
OUDERs (2012) computer drawing
also known as NRC, is a daily evening newspaper published in the Netherlands. I was asked to do a typographic illustration for an article in the 'Mens&' chapter.
Western Worries (2012) computer drawing
is an independent publisher from Düsseldorf, Germany. I was invited by George
to participate in Strohhalm Nr. 3.
Figure Holding a Dolphin (2012) computer drawing
I did this graphic for the global Insight 51
Garage Art collection 2013. Screenprinted on soft Eco Poly Cotton fabrics.
Curiosity Mars Rover (2012) computer drawing
I was asked by Jérémie from Kiblind Magazine
to publish an illustration in the artistic 'Pages Blanches' section, with the non-explicit theme 'Seul au Monde'. As I have been following the landing sequence
of the Curiosity (the Mars rover of the Mars Exploration Program by NASA) very closely, I was astonished by the complexity of it and — of course — the successful touchdown. To me the theme of the next Kiblind issue was a great opportunity to portrait the Mars rover.
The Good Life (2012) computer drawing
The guys from Other Means
are responsible for the opinion section of Bloomberg
, for which I did this illustration for a Op-Ed by Robert & Edward Skidelsky, about how too much faith in markets denies us the good life. Read the article over here
Apple, Bear & Shoe (2012) risograph prints, 42cm × 30cm
Three four color risographs for the 'Florist' installation at 'Pick me Up', the annual contemporary graphic art fair at the Somerset House in London. Thanks Karin & Cuby (from Trapped in Suburbia
) for all the help with the Risoprinter.