30 juni 2010
29 juni 2010
About a week ago I visited a favorite museum of mine De Pont in Tilburg. They had an exhibition of Giuseppe Penone, an Italian artist. Penone is the younger member of the Italian movement named 'Arte Povera' (poor art). Penone's work is concerned with establishing a contact between man and nature. The exhibition was quite big but only showed a small part of his beautiful and interesting work. The 'paintings' above look like the pattern on a handpalm from far off. But getting closer you see the big canvas is filled with thousands of Acacia thorns. Very impressive.
28 juni 2010
Last weekend we celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I made them a gift full of memories: a family tree with pictures of all the children and grandchildren. Even the cat and 3 dogs were part of the tree.
I designed the tree in Adobe Indesign and used my own handdrawn textures in the background. I had it printed on canvas. It was my first canvas print, so I was a bit nervous. But I was very pleased with the result. So were my parents...
27 juni 2010
25 juni 2010
In 1995 (yes, last century...) I graduated from the AKV | St. Joost Academy and became officially a graphic designer. In my final year I studied clichés in spoken language. First of all I started collecting them, from books, from conversation, from listening actually. Then, I used these chlichés to write 15 dialogues in typical chliché circumstances (small talk, fights, gossip, condolence etc). I made 15 typographic studies in which I symbolised the circumstance and the personalities. I printed it in PMS-colours in the school's printshop in a small edition of 100 copies. I handmade 100 boxes to keep the lot together. A lot of work! But worth it, I graduated with honours.