Seapony

This Seattle-based indie band is no more. Fortunately their dreamy music lives on. Here are some of my favorites:          
Graphic Novels

Graphic novels

This is a top 10 of my favourite graphic novels / artists.   1. Chris Ware Country: US Key work: Acme Novelty Library (1993-present) Life as a manual Ware's unique autumnal isometric world view is perhaps "clinical" at first…
Jean Giraud

Moebius Redux

Great documentary about the late Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, perhaps the biggest genius in the world of European "comics", reaching well beyond the genre and creating visuals for films like Tron and the Fifth Element... all that accompanied…

Abstract Expressionism

The difficulty with abstract expressionism like that of Barnett Newman is that it doesn't represent something (immediately) recognizable. That doesn't necessary mean there is nothing to relate to though.   First of all, it's pointless…
desk

Underwater sculptures

Surreal, beautiful, dreamy, amazing... Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculptures:                  
David Enker

Silence

Today was Memorial Day, during which the victims of the Second World War in Holland are being commemorated, just like every year on the 4th of May. I realised I had actually never done anything about it, not with other people anyway,…
David Enker

Yom Kippur on Mars

Since our move to Holland and the purchase of our house A and I needed a sunny holiday. Having been to the Greek islands of Lefkas and Samos before, this time we decided to go to the larger island of Lesbos. The island gives credit to…

Grafitti in Lesbos

On a holiday in Lesbos/Lesvos/Λέσβος (Greece) I stumbled upon these....            

Building Stories

Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece. More than just a book; you can create your own stories. No one can explain it better what joy it is to receive such brilliance than…
David Enker

Looking for Izzy

Izzy was missing the other day. We had started to let her out only a couple of weeks ago. Enough to get used to the gardens and not to get lost, but she isn't too bright. And she’s fat, too. So I went looking beyond our balcony,…

Noma Bar

Negative space.

Stripdagen Haarlem 2012

      The 2-yearly Stripdagen Haarlem; always fun.

Casual palindromic robot dance

Needless to say Mr. Scott rocks.

Augmented City 3D

 Augmented City 3D from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.  

3D art printing

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

Stefan Glerum

Reminiscing Joost Swarte, this colourful Amsterdam based illustrator Stefan Glerum.        
share. vari.

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.                    

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.            

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'.                
David Enker

Haarlem

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