To day or not to day #34: Graphic designer and artist Jan Bons died at the age of 94 in Amsterdam last week. To me he was one of the greatest inspirators in perfection of simplicity – "Straight line, warped. Painless full hit."
Source: Beeldinstituut, De Volkskrant, 2002
posted on November 30, 2012 at 16:15
To day or not to day #32: Pek van Andel, Ezinger twist butt: "you 'll find something else than what you're looking for. Live drawing of guest #3 of 4 in 20 minutes during interviews by Wim Brands in the Roode Bioscoop, 21 October 2012.
Source: Live Magazine w/ Brands
posted on November 26, 2012 at 10:10
The Incredible Shrinking Man: illustration about a speculative design research on the consequences of downsizing the human species to 50cm in order to cope with the ever growing need for energy, food and space.
To day or not to day #31: Peter "Respectable audience children of all ages" van Lindonk, creative thinker and previously a circus ring master at the Royal Carré Theater in Amsterdam has a collection of hundreds books about the circus.
Live drawing of guest #2 of 4 in 20 minutes during interviews by Wim Brands in the Roode Bioscoop, 21 October 2012.
Source: Source: Live Magazine w/ Brands
posted on November 23, 2012 at 14:38
This illustration is part of a series for a weekly column by Tommy Wieringa in the Volkskrant entitled Het Fantastische (The Fantastic). This was the first illustration made for this series and is about an architecture project for the city of Pittsburgh that got canceled at the last moment.
Source: de Volkskrant
posted on November 17, 2012 at 8:26
The Chronicles. Four portraits from a series of 11 writers and translators in residence for the Crossing Border festival (14-18 November in Enschede, The Hague and Antwerp). The writers write a daily column in their native language, which is translated into Dutch and English.
"Nivelleren is een feest" ("income levelling is enjoyable"), said the leader of the social democrats in the Netherlands about the new government plans. The voters of the liberal party (VVD) were not amused ...
posted on November 12, 2012 at 15:13
An absolutely Dadaistic short story placed in Polish city of Krakow. I used a traditional figure of Lajkonik - a man carrying a horse puppet on his body - here transferred into a bishop as the death messenger.
Hans Spekman is a Dutch Labour Party politician. His arrogant comments about the recent government coalition agreement caused a lot of criticism.
His personal appearance reminds me of a potato, his way of clothing of a complete junk. His appearance in the Dutch parliament is a disgrace.
Source: NRC Handelsblad
posted on November 10, 2012 at 11:44
Because it is so important to preserve the Icelandic inheritance of folk-tales, legends and phenomena, I used Iceland's huldufólk and álfar (hidden people and elves) in combination with the real ongoings of the financial crisis as inspiration for a story about the value of wonder. My characters are storytellers and messengers who tell an abstract and poetical story about the crisis with a focus on positive values.
This illustration is part of a series for a weekly column by Tommy Wieringa in the Volkskrant entitled Het Fantastische (The Fantastic).
This illustration was published 2 weeks ago with an article describing how some artists are obsessed with the sun and their struggle to successfully portray it in their art.
Source: de Volkskrant
Sytse van der Zee
posted on November 6, 2012 at 15:49
For students with epilepsy it is wise to pay attention when choosing what to study. Often students are admitted to a course, but when they look for an intern-ship it turns out their chosen career is impossible for people with epilepsy.
posted on November 6, 2012 at 13:52