David Enker

The Christmas Lockdown

Haarlem, 15 December 2020   Today is the last day of my son’s day care. Full lockdown #2 starts tomorrow. Yaron is 2,5 years old, so he is too young to be left alone. As my wife is the one with the important job I will be the one…

Casual palindromic robot dance

Needless to say Mr. Scott rocks.

Augmented City 3D

Augmented City 3D from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.   Get your red & blue goggles ready.

3D printing

Is possible now. Exhibition by various artists in De Vishal (Haarlem). More info here: Ctrl-Z.   Work from (and curated by-) Eric van Straaten            

Stefan Glerum

Reminiscing Joost Swarte, this colourful Amsterdam based illustrator Stefan Glerum.        
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The Birth of Detroit Techno

Dancing to the first ever Detroit techno record, released in 1981, Sharevari by ANUMBEROFNAMES, at this show from the 80s called The Scene. The track is recently covered by the Detroit garage rock band The Dirtbombs, plugged by The Beastie…

Oi Va Voi – Live

Last weekend I went back to the UK and visited the Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin. One of the performing acts was Oi Va Voi from London. They are a great band I've been following for a while and had the luck to see them live from up…

Wim Crouwel

After a retrospective at the Design Museum London, now a home match at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.                    
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The Hanuka Twins

Illustrators, comics artists and identical twins Asaf and Tomer from Israel. Tomer now resides in New York. Both are highly productive. Beautiful work. Asaf on holiday Tomer made artwork for the film Waltz with Bashir …

Chris Ware

The master of the genre doesn't look as good online as it does in print, so get your own copies. The "ACME Novelty Library" series are brilliant. Beautiful colours, melancholic, excruciating, and he is a perfectionist in overseeing to make sure…

Ron Mueck

Australian/British 'sculptor'.              

Haarlem

The Flower City has recently been adopted as my new home town.

Kilian Eng

Surreal, original, beautiful, mysterious, 80s Tron, funny, bizarre...the work of Swedish illustrator and animator Kilian Eng.              

Mondriaan

Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan, or Mondrian (in this more English/French friendly spelling an anagram of 'I paint modern') is by far one of my all time favourite artists. Here are some of his key works that are perhaps lesser known. Most of these…

The Sound of Jerusalem

All created by local musicians, filmed by Kutiman.  

Vijfhuizen

Cycling across the Polder landscape between Haarlem & Schiphol airport; came across the bizarre town of Vijfhuizen with some modern architecture. In particular the neighbourhood of Stellinghof. Took some pictures and continued cycling. &n…

My London Photos on Flickr

During my stay in London (2005-2011) I worked all over the city, and I made use of the situation to take lots of photos, regardless of what camera I would have with me that moment. This is a summary; click the link below for more (or on one…

Mansur

Beautiful work of Philadelphia based illustrator Miguel Mansur.              

Rietveld Fashion Show – pics & video

Last Saturday at the Rietveld Academie Amsterdam was the collaboration between Fashion students, Graphic Design and Fine Arts students which had it's climax in a crossover experience of art, design and fashion, as mentioned in my previous post. I…
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The Amazing Whale Jaw

Took the bus between Haarlem and Schiphol, and passed along Hoofddorp, where there is this remarkable busstop called "The Amazing Whale Jaw" made by NIO architects (from Rotterdam). The building is completely made of polystyrene foam and polyester…

Marinus Fuit

Came across this Haarlem artist in the local Haarlems Dagblad. What struck me was some similar themes as my uncle Joop Polder from The Hague, namely; cityscapes avoid of people, dunes, and especially trams.     Fuit's…
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MVRDV Comics Museum Hangzhou

Dutch architects MVRDV have just won the competition for the Comic and Animation Museum CCAM in the Eastern Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou.   For their design the planners were inspired by modern comic strip aesthetics and created a self-explanatory…
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Joost Swarte

Comics artist, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, Haarlemmer. He has done several covers of the New Yorker ...and of the famous RAW magazine Film & theatre building he designed www.joostswarte.com |…

Koren Shadmi

Beautiful colours, concepts, mood, funny, "poignant"... Welcome to the world of Israeli illustrator (Brooklyn based) Koren Shadmi. You can view more of his work here.

Louwman Car Museum

Last year I visited the Louwman Museum. Even if you don't particularly like cars, this is incredible. The huge collection of the most beautiful cars in the world are housed in this amazing building, situated between The Hague and Wassenaar. Well…