Rotterdams Open Doek Filmfestival – There were only winners…


In May 2017 a season of short films ended with the Rotterdams Open Doek Filmfestival, as every year, hosted by Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I was asked to illustrate Rotterdams skyline, combined with their logo. This was printed on the CREWs T-shirt and on another bunch for merchandise purpose that night.

The above picture I did just for fun for my portfolio. I got a bit carried away….
Below is the print on the chest and (official logo on the) sleeve.


Served In Cold Blood


The result of my second assignment from the course Make Art That Sells, by Lilla Rogers.
Description: be inspired by Staffordshire pottery and create plates for the Home Decor market.

When I read about Staffordshire pottery I got interested by the fact they also used to make pottery of talk-of-the-town news, like elections, celebrities, family dramas, murder cases…
With the last one I instantly thought of the book ‘In Cold Blood’, by Truman Capote, and the movie ‘Capote’, played by Philip Seymour Hoffmann.
Since I was fascinated by the murder story, the book, Capote as a person and the actor Seymour Hoffman, I decided to turn these plates into an ode to them.

For this piece I used acrylics and gouache.
The newspaper is the Volkskrant which I photographed at home.

If you like you can check out this gallery to see the work of my fellow ‘students’.



A great introduction film of Dinara Mirtalipova, alias Mirdinara. She’s an illustrator from Uzbekistan, living in Ohio, USA, and makes beautiful Uzbek/Russian folklore inspired illustrations and patterns (info found on her website).

In one of Flow Magazine‘s earlier issues I stumbled upon her work and it got my attention right away. This month’s Flow Special is about illustration and they shared this movie (made by her sister Aziza Mirtalipova). So thanks for that!

And some of my favorite illustrations (taken from her website):




Confetti WEEKLY #27 week 25


Last week Confetti did a nice job for VOPAKs big 400-YEARS-of-existence-party.
They are the world’s largest independent tank terminal operator with almost 400 years of experience in storage and transshipment (quoted from their website).

The little men in Amsterdam I ‘copied’ from an illustration and a very nice animation which tells the history of the hat in their logo: