Just came back from Amsterdam where I found so much inspiration at the Rijksmuseum.
So many amazing paintings, I could have stayed forever. But only managed to sketch a bit of the beautiful swan of Jan Asselijn before they had to throw me out. I'll be back for more sketching soon!
The victims of the Breitscheidplatz attack in Cicero MagazineDecember 19th 2016 there was a terrorist attack on the Christmas market at the Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. In their current issue Cicero Magazine features the unknown victims. I was asked to illustrate the Platz and the people and tried to honor them by doing so.
I was commisioned by Contaínr Affaìrs, graphic designers from Rotterdam to do a dozen of watercolour drawings for their client VGZ health insurance. Contaínr Affaìrs created all bespoke branding and corporate storytelling throughout their new building in Arnhem, and they let my drawings be part of it. Thank you Contaínrs!
Lambchop, limited City Slang wine boxI was commisioned by Berlin based independent record label City Slang to illustrate Kurt Wagner, frontman of the Nashville based band Lambchop. The portrait is printed on the front of a wine-box which contains 2 bottles of Gut Oggau wine and Lambchops lastest record 'Flotus'. Lay back, listen, sip and enjoy.
Two days work & play at the ECAJust back from a 2 day fun workshop with photographer Jane Stockdale at the Edinburgh College of Arts. Great work, great students and great supervision by Zoe Patterson, who knows exactly how to rock her graphic design department.
Collage & silhouettes for JUMP! The junior fanclub of the Dutch National Ballet.I was commisioned by the great Lesley Moore to create a collage as well as silhouettes for JUMP! With a theme like, stars, fairytails, dreams, ballet and ambition... all I had to do was turn back to my own 8 year old mind, and fly off. Graphic design by Lesley Moore
Logo & CI concept for Inland Art FestivalInland Art Festival asked me to come up for a CI concept for their second Festival. Thanks to the hard work of Inlands Alice Mahoney, everything is coming together again. Just in time for the next festival, which will take place in Redruth, Cornwall, from 21st – 23rd of October, 2016
commissioned by my old pal Pierre Becker from Berlin based graphic design studio Ta-Trung
Illustrations for Hooghoudt Jenever packagingHooghoudt Jenever, a Dutch gin from my hometown Groningen, comes out with a series of taste-experiments. You drink a gin and a beer next to each other, known as a 'Kopstoot', an 'Headbud'. Nothing new really, in the Netherlands they've been doing this for ages. But Hooghoudt Jenever selects new beer - jenever combinations in their 'Kopstoot-kabinet. The lovely brothers Ronner from graphic design studio 'De Ronners' asked me to deliver the illustrations for their packaging design.
Play Mocky Play!
My friends Felix and Georg from Playdis! normally let their artists create music for ads and film.This time they got LA based musician Mocky, to play live at Anita Berber in Berlin, and I got to portrait him for the invitation. It's the first gig in their Playdis! Display series. Looking forward to hear and draw some more!
Illustrations for the Branding Toolkit for change makers
Anne Miltenburg AKA 'The Brandling' found that Social entrepreneurs all over the world told her branding is crucial to their succes, yet rate their own brand capabilities as low. She decided to open up her knowledge and tools to help them build strong brands. In order to do so she created a Branding Toolkit for Changemakers and asked me to provide her with drawings illustrating the stories, case studies, and essays the book contains of.
Brand, brand, brand it! You go Anne.