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Building Stories

Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece. More than just a book; you can create your own stories. No one can explain it better what joy it is to receive such brilliance…
Looking for Izzy

Looking for Izzy

Izzy was missing the other day. We had started to let her out only a couple of weeks ago. Enough to get used to the gardens and not to get lost, but she isn't too bright. And she’s fat, too. So I went looking beyond our balcony,…
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Ron Arad's Camden Studio

Fantastic stuff, great guy.
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Noma Bar: Negative Space

Graphical artist Noma Bar (Israel, 1973) has an exhibition till 14 December 2012 in Amsterdam. Cut it out Noma Bar Gallery 33 Pazzanistraat 33 (Westergasterrein) in Amsterdam. > exhibition website    

Grafitti in Lesbos

Some pictures I took during my trip to Lesbos in 09/2012.            
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Yom Kippur on Mars

Since our move to Holland and the purchase of our house A and I needed a sunny holiday. Having been to the Greek islands of Lefkas and Samos before, this time we decided to go to the larger island of Lesbos. The island gives credit to…

Stripdagen Haarlem 2012

The 2-yearly Stripdagen Haarlem; always fun.      

Casual palindromic robot dance

Needless to say Mr. Scott rocks.

Augmented City 3D

Get your red & blue goggles ready. Augmented City 3D from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.

3D printing

Is possible now. Exhibition by various artists in De Vishal (Haarlem). More info here: Ctrl-Z.            

Stefan Glerum

Clearly a Joost Swarte fan to say the least, this colourful Amsterdam based illustrator Stefan Glerum.          
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The Birth of Detroit Techno

Dancing to the first ever Detroit techno record, released in 1981, Sharevari by ANUMBEROFNAMES, at this show from the 80s called The Scene. The track is recently covered by the Detroit garage rock band The Dirtbombs, plugged by The Beastie…

Oi Va Voi - Live

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…

Wim Crouwel

After a retrospective at the Design Museum London, now a home match at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.                  
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The Hanuka Twins

Illustrators, comics artists and identical twins Asaf and Tomer from Israel. Tomer now resides in New York. Both are highly productive. Beautiful work.          

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.
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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…