[updated] Savoy Room 2.0 continues…

>>> posted on June 23 2017 <<<

EXTRA! EXTRA!
This July the 16th they’ll play at Big Rivers Festival in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
So of course a new banner was needed to announce the big news:

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Keep an eye on their Facebook page, because there will be more news announced very soon….

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>>> posted on March 5 2017 <<<
Can’t believe I haven’t shared this yet on this blog.

My cousins jazz band Savoy Room is working on its second album for a little while now.
Because it has been a few years ago they made their first, they wanted a new identity, slightly more mature and more meaningful.

I developed a new logo style and some imagery for their communication and for their future album cover. But more about that later…

Until their new single is released they will use this profile picture and banner on their social media.

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aquarian motion – beyond the pillars of hercules

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Time has gone by so quick! This is already the second lp of MDV’s Voodoo Gold Records (VG002). The back of the label is a mosaic, built up from different hand painted and illustrated textures.

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The mosaic itself and the colours are later added digitally.
If you’re interested in the music you can listen it here, and buy it over here at Clone.

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new sketchbook – only patterns allowed (OPA)

I just started a new sketchbook, bigger and brighter than the one for Project Sketchbook,
and only patterns allowed! So for now on this will be the “OPA SKETCHBOOK” in the right menu.

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First two pages – I felt sunny…

Kaleidoscopic patterns with wine

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The other ‘social business’ I had yesterday, was with my good friend Tessa.
We went to Sprank Interior projects where Prints van Oranje provided a workshop in collaboration with Leoxx about surface pattern design, from paper to interior textiles and floor coverings. It was very interesting and I learned a lot of new things about this industry. I would love to design prints for interiors, big ánd small!

I was especially interested by the MEMPHIS trend, back in the 80s, from which they showed some pictures. It’s also very trending at this moment again…
I typed it in the Pinterest search bar for you to have a look…

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After soaking up all the information about prints, patterns, different kind of textiles, floor coverings, prices, squared meters, etc. it was time to cut and paste our own ‘start of a pattern’ in small teams. Prints van Oranje would play with our “amazing artworks” and make a repeat pattern of it.

Today I played with our artwork too, and these are the results….
(I can go on and on with this, but I won’t……right now…it’s addictive…)

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Intergalantic Worms – the series

Back from holiday! And time to share my last project with you:
Right before my holiday Uppercase Magazine called for submissions for it’s new Surface Pattern Design Guide Vol. 2 book! During the online course, by Lilla Rogers, I already created a pattern design for the cover of this book, as an assignment and contest in cooperation with Uppercase Magazine.

This design I used as my first in a series of repeat patterns to submit. The next five images I created in a very simplistic and analog way, as seen in Julia Rothmans Skillshare class. (Draw on a square paper in the middle to the edges, cut the paper in four, tape them together again in some kind of cross-way, so that the undrawn edges become the middle, and finish/fill up the rest of the paper and colour.)

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(Here you can see the galaxy from inside the worms, through the eyes and mouth.)

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