Jun 19, 2017

The Düsseldorf Trip - Vennhauser Allee Graffiti

Another trip..?

As soon as I hear somebody talking about travel plans, I start seeing the opportunities to paint my name abroad. A trip to Düsseldorf this weekend was because of that opportunity, being a fun thing to look out to. Buying paint for that particular trip, sketching and using Google maps to get familiar with the Hall of Fames, it doesn't help not to think about all things that could go wrong haha.

Okay, fast forward to past Saturday. Due to a deal at the Hilton Hotel we got free one-day-cards to travel the public transport. After the recent trips to London and Berlin, I recognised the feeling that got to me while getting into the U-Bahn; Some sort of sweaty, nervous anxiety, that 'I hope everything falls into place' feeling. On the other side I really wanted to paint. 

Vennhauser Allee

After a little 70% German and 30% English chat with some Fußball guys about me being some sort of 'kunstler', we got out at the Vennhauser Allee. What a wall. Such sick work from Semor and other artists, and some really sick collaboration walls. A must see if you are going to Dusseldorf and you like graffiti & street art!

In my piece I tried something new with my fill. Hope you enjoy!


Jun 9, 2017

Just a quick update

More and more graphic design work on the blog lately. Maybe its because I am starting a new course at the Hogeschool Rotterdam, or because I started to pick up running again... I don't know. Next week will be rad, because we'll do a weekend trip to Dusseldorf. I think I'll drop a piece there.

This week I had the honour to do a whole lot of promotional work for my friends at MPA. Good to see that our workflow is finally becoming better and better. I will be dropping by soon, to give the new interns a fresh start regarding to the MPA branding.

More to come! Stay tuned.

May 25, 2017

Music Production Academy presents: The Summer Course

You may recognise the name Music Production Academy (or shortly 'MPA'), because I have been working with them for over an year already. Started as an intern at the music school in Rotterdam, and worked myself up to a fully respected graphic designer. I am responsible for most of their banner work, poster work and their business cards.

Most of the time, there is a strict branding we have to follow. But for this particular instance, I created the banner for the Ableton Summer Course - Almost totally up to my own taste.

Compare it to the other banner I made for (another) upcoming Ableton Course. You'll spot the differences. The icon box has been moved to the left, and is now filled with 'Sunny Beach Blue'. Together with the repositioning of the other elements, it refreshes the whole thing. Nice.


MPA Ableton Event Banner 2017

MPA Summer Course Banner 2017
May 16, 2017

Seck One - Graffiti in Spijkenisse - 2017

Okay, I (not so) proudly present: The first piece ever to be finished in two days... Because of the curved surface I was painting at the skatepark, my spraycans would run out of paint much faster than they would normally. On day one, when trying to get my outlines done with an almost empty Tar can, I realised that it wasn't going to work. 

So after a lot of swearing and throwing stuff around (Haven't been that angry for ages haha) I went home, to return to the spot to paint the last touches. Enjoy!


May 8, 2017

Graffiti Capelsebrug - Tricolore 3D

A quick piece today, with the sketch I posted on Instagram a couple of days ago as an inspiration. I borrowed a GoPro Hero 5 from Paul, but as it was the first time filming with a GoPro and we only had a chest mount none of the lines are actually captured. I'm going to buy a headmount later on, so I hope we have better luck next time!

Piece is a conceptual one, with 3 shadows placed upon eachother. Enjoy!