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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
DE GULLE EKSTER
Collectibles (Teapot, Clock) (2013) computer drawings as RISO print
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).