/ reflections on life & art /

Chris Ware

The master of the genre doesn't look as good online as it does in print, so get your own copies. The "ACME Novelty Library" series are brilliant. Beautiful colours, melancholic, excruciating, and he is a perfectionist in overseeing to make sure…

Ron Mueck

Seeing is believing.              

Mansur

Beautiful work of Philadelphia based illustrator Miguel Mansur.

Haarlem

The Flower City has recently been adopted as my new home town.
,

The Amazing Whale Jaw

Took the bus between Haarlem and Schiphol, and passed along Hoofddorp, where there is this remarkable busstop called "The Amazing Whale Jaw" made by NIO architects (from Rotterdam). The building is completely made of polystyrene foam…
, ,

Rietveld Fashion Show 2011

Last Saturday at the Rietveld Academie Amsterdam was the collaboration between Fashion students, Graphic Design and Fine Arts students which had it's climax in a crossover experience of art, design and fashion, as mentioned in my previous post. I…

Kilian Eng

Surreal, original, beautiful, mysterious, 80s Tron, funny, bizarre...the work of Swedish illustrator and animator Kilian Eng.

Mondriaan

Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan, or Mondrian (in this more English/French friendly spelling an anagram of 'I paint modern') is by far one of my all time favourite artists. Here are some of his key works that are perhaps lesser known. Most of these…

The Sound of Jerusalem

All created by local musicians, filmed by Kutiman.  

Vijfhuizen

Cycling across the Polder landscape between Haarlem & Schiphol airport; came across the bizarre town of Vijfhuizen with some modern architecture. In particular the neighbourhood of Stellinghof. Took some pictures and continued cycl…

My London Photos

During my stay in London (2005-2011) I worked all over the city, and I made use of the situation to take lots of photos, regardless of what (cheap) camera I would have with me that moment. This is a small selection; click here for a bigger…

Marinus Fuit

Came across Marinus Fuit, this Haarlem artist in the local Haarlems Dagblad. What struck me was some similar themes as my uncle Joop Polder from The Hague, namely; cityscapes avoid of people, dunes, and especially trams.     Fuit's…
, ,

MVRDV Comics Museum China

Dutch architects MVRDV have just won the competition for the Comic and Animation Museum CCAM in the Eastern Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou. For their design the planners were inspired by modern comic strip aesthetics and created a self-explanatory…
, , ,

Joost Swarte

Comics artist, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, Haarlemmer.      

Koren Shadmi

Beautiful colours, concepts, mood, funny, "poignant"... Welcome to the world of Israeli illustrator (Brooklyn based) Koren Shadmi. You can view more of his work here.

Louwman Car Museum

Last year I visited the Louwman Museum. Even if you don't particularly like cars, this is incredible. The huge collection of the most beautiful cars in the world are housed in this amazing building, situated between The Hague and Wassenaar.   Well…

Rietveld Academy Fashion Show 2011 promo

On Saturday the 18th of June the collaboration between Fashion students, Graphic Design and Fine Arts students will have it's climax in a crossover experience of art, design and fashion. All fashion students will present their work…