PATTERNS AROUND THE HOUSE #SEPTEMBER’16

This is the third blog edition of ‘Patterns around the house’.
(Click here for the first one and the second one)

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Patterns-on-holiday 3: Spanish patternmash in tiles at one of the (touristic) entrances of Toledo.

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From the book ‘Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel’, page “Acephala, Muscheln”.

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Chocolate wrap from the World of Snor, the Netherlands.

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Texture close-up of my unfinished coat, which I “self-padded” with the sewing machine.

Served In Cold Blood

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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’.

 

Confetti WEEKLY’s bundled!

The weekly illustrations for Confetti Reclame are now bundled in this little poster book and herring-theme-wrapped for the clients!

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ik doe het niet

*I’D NEVER EVER

July 2015 was a good month!
The book I have been working on for almost two years, together with the author and
‘mother’ of IKDOEHETNIET (her name must be kept anonymous), is OUT!

The book is fully titled:
IK DOE HET NIET – 50 originele manieren om je ex dwars te zitten (met een knipoog).

Freely translated:
I’D NEVER EVER – 50 original ways to bother your ex (with a wink).

The book came to life after a bad break up the author had. In the following days, weeks, months she thought of all possible ways of revenge. But after thinking of them, and sometimes almost planned out, she called herself back with the wise words “I’d never ever…., he’s not worth the energy anymore.” She had so much of those ideas that she wanted to share them with the world, together with the good advice, what became the title as well…

Fifty of them were carefully selected and illustrated.
They’re in order of break up experience: dramatic self-pity, longing back to the good old days, revenge through private and public humiliation, getting over him, feeling sorry, reaching out a helping hand, and finally getting back to your own life again.

Below you’ll find some pictures of the book and the advertising statements.
All the illustrations and the book design are from my hand.
Experience, research and story by IK DOE HET NIET.

(click the images to enlarge)

IMPORTANT STUFF:
If you want to contact the author for whatever reason you can check out the IK DOE HET NIET website. If you want to own a copy of this book you can purchase it here. (at this moment it’s only available in Dutch.) If you want to read more about the author’s experience and motivation to start this book, read her story here (in Dutch). And if you’d like to share your OWN story, you can do that here! (every language)

IK DOE HET NIET – book pre-order!

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The last two years I worked on a book for/with ‘IK DOE HET NIET’ (the writer must stay anonymous) and it’s almost finished!

This week I’ll probably have one of the last meetings with her about the illustrations and design for the book IK DOE HET NIET – 50 originele manieren om je ex dwars te zitten (met een knipoog). Freely translated the book is called ‘I’D NEVER EVER’ – 50 original ways to bother your ex (with a wink).

Now the website (designed by inductiedochters, as is the image above) is online and you can PRE-ORDER the book! Yay!
It’s in Dutch, but the rumors are that there will be an English version in the future.
So take a peek! And if you have a terrible ex, you can nominate him or her on the following website with your story: ‘The biggest loser’.

When the book is out I will share some images of the book.