”Take Off” is the first inspiring exhibition from art collective XYZ AMS in collaboration with QLA. As from April 24th till May 14th three extraordinary artist get the amazing opportunity to show their work without any restrictions to a big audience at Kunst N Koffie in concrete Amsterdam. The exhibition is giving each artist their individual week and hereby putting complete focus on one work at a time.
Category Archives: Illustration
Save the date! As from the 17th of April Vroom&Varossieau are organizing the Breda Street Art Exhibition showing the work of nine (inter)national artists. Featuring major artists Banksy, The London Police and Logan Hicks among many others in this upcoming series of street art expositions.
Get the rare opportunity to experience Karl Lagerfeld ‘s work of a lifetime, presented in sketches, collection pieces, photographs among many others in an intimate setting at the recently opened exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode.
In the last 60 years ‘Kaiser Karl’ has excessively influenced the fashion industry with his bold actions, speaking his mind and fearless creativity. He has worked for almost all leading fashion houses like Balmain, Patou, Fendi, Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld and of course Chanel. He has become an inspiration to the world and his creative journey over the past years has now been displayed at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Last week the application period for the 6th edition of BLOOOM Award by Warsteiner started, giving young creatives the incredible opportunity to show their work to an accomplished jury and the chance to get a start in the international creative industry.
Very Drive, Tron and Back To The Future, this animated video by German freelance graphic designer and illustrator Florian Renner. The 1980s are definitely brought back to life in this Cinema 4D made video that serves as a promo for his skills in the field of 3D visualisation. We especially love the fog effect that Renner created with the help of the Turbulence FD plugin. The car he chose is the epitome of vehicular 1980s – the DeLorean DMC-12 – a car with a whole story of its own, thanks to founder John DeLorean who, in a desperate attempt to raise the funds his company needed to survive, was filmed appearing to accept money to take part in drug trafficking, but was subsequently acquitted of charges brought against him on the basis of entrapment.
Fashion label Agi & Sam are known for colourful prints and bringing the tradition of tailored menswear into a new era. Their coats are seemingly ripped apart and deconstructed, fastened in a desultory manner – with Velcro. Furthermore, some of the Agi & Sam models in their runway show are seen in strange Lego masks that look like weird outgrowths. The inspiration came from their childhood as Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton explained: “We wanted to enjoy what we are doing, make fun and playful clothing, and here it’s almost as if the wearer can build their own clothing. Read More »
Premium beer label Warsteiner has collaborated with the Dutch artist Pieter Ceizer. The Paris based artist is specialized in typography, has his own art & design studio (Studio Ceizer) in Amsterdam and already owns a lifestyle brand. Creative agency BLEND\BUREAUX wants to bring back the art of ‘wallvertising’ and started this collaboration last year.
This project is inspired by the old New York phenomenon of painted advertisements on the sides of buildings. These advertisements, also called ghost signs or fading ads, that remained over time can still be found all over the world. Nowadays advertisers usually put up huge billboard campaigns with unreal features. Because of it’s authenticity wallvertising is becoming more popular every day. And whom other than Pieter Ceizer should one ask to let his creativity speak on these walls? He is the king of typography and creative writing.
Various walls in Amsterdam and Rotterdam have been treated with a unique design to bring back the remains of urban life. The designs can be found on walls of well known locations like café PIEK (Rotterdam) the Ruyschkamer (Amsterdam) and the We Are Labels boutique in the Pijp (Amsterdam). Expect unexpected wordplays that communicate the core of Warsteiner’s identity, such as ‘the biggest small family brewery’. Warsteiner aims to support the comeback of wallvertising because it represents craftsmanship and centralizes the artist. With every mural project Ceizer adds a special touch by referring to the identity and personality of the owners of the specific bar of shop. The combination of this authentic art form and Ceizer’s distinctive style makes every mural special. With this project Warsteiner proves it’s interest in supporting and acknowledging young and upcoming artists and taking them to the next level in their career.
Artist and graphic designer Tyler Spangler works on the formalist relationship between images removed from their original context. Exploring the connotations of colour, form and photography through the medium of digital collage, he reinterprets found pictures by adding visual psychedelic touches. Over the last couple of years, Tyler Spangler has filled six 440-paged books with his own designs. The artist has a BA in Psychology and is an Art Center College of Design dropout. Currently freelancing with clients in the music, surf, and textile industry, he once ran an illegal punk venue for 13 shows until the police shut it down.
Colombian artist and digital designer Marcello Castellani researches various techniques in his pieces in order to find his own unique style one day. Still training, he works with illustration, acrylics or pencils, while his job as a digital designer has urged him to question the relationship between pixel and photography. This exploration led Castellani to his first solo exhibition ‘Hilados (Spun)’, in which he deconstructs photos into pixels, resulting in him spilling paint onto canvas to make it look like threads.
We’re at a moment in history in which serious issues like exploitation, sex trafficking, sexual harassment and gender inequality are being addressed on a never-seen-before scale. At the same time people are more confused about sexuality and gender than ever before. One artist out there who is attempting to challenge stereotypes and inequality through his work is the Spanish born illustrator Luis Quiles. He tackles a wide array of social issues from protest to policing in his trademark cartoonist style. Another part of society the illustrator takes issue with is politics, and particularly geo-politics. A lot of his work is a commentary on the supranational relationships between corporations and countries. Most famously are his satire pieces involving McDonald’s, Instagram and the Catholic church.