Last weekend I went back to the UK and visited the Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin. One of the performing acts was Oi Va Voi from London. They are a great band I’ve been following for a while and had the luck to see them live from up close:
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 the prints look the way he wants them to; in China I believe.
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.
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 can be seen in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.
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.