Design, Fashion

Jump From Paper creates these seemingly two-dimensional Cartoon Bags


These simple, bright and colourblocked bags by Taiwanese brand Jump From Paper are designed to look like two-dimensional cut-outs from children’s colouring books and superimposed onto fashion photos. As the brand states: “We’re a stylish accessory brand designing bags with boldness and playfulness, with an attempt to fulfil everyone’s childhood fantasy. Colourful, quirky and always with a sense of humor, JumpFromPaper stands for the passion to make laughs, and encourages people to let their imagination go wild!” Read More »

Art, Culture

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen questions the human condition with ‘La La La Human Steps’


The large spring exhibition ‘La La La Human Steps‘ in Museum Boijnmans van Beuningen showcases hundred works from the own collection. From recently purchased video and film installations to popular classics from the 20th century, classical modern and old masters from the collection: the museum shows work from different eras and all disciplines. All works focus on the human condition: the human deficit. Four top choreographers will be creating a unique duet for the exhibition, which will be performed only once, but recorded to film to be showcased during the exhibition.

The 1500m2 measuring Bodon halls will feature the large museum collection: from classical masters to young talent, from immense installations to small paintings, from refuting pessimism to entertaining absurdity. The curators, director Sjarel Ex and education curator Els Hoek, explain the exhibition as follows: “Looking at the collection, you’ll see that artists from all eras and all disciplines have made very personal images of the world. In a way these images are connected to each other at a deeper level.”

The museum will experiment by commissioning four choreographers to make a duet inspired by the exhibition. In the middle of the exhibition, there will be a dance floor for the dancers. This way dance will be a link in the exhibition through which the artworks’ environment will alter four times.

The exhibition in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Museum-Boijmans-van-Beuningen-la-human-stepsruns through May 17.

Art, Culture, People, Photography

A New Exhibition in The V&A Reflects On The Black British Experience


The Victoria & Albert Museum in London presents their latest exhibition: ‘Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s’ that runs from February 16 until May 24. The exhibition focuses on the lives of black Britons from the early 1950s until the late 1990s with work from photographers Al Vandenberg, Dennis Morris, Gavin Watson, Normski, etc.. A seven-year collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives inspired the exhibition that features an intriguing and diverse selection of photographs, predominantly shot by black photographers from their own point of view. Read More »

Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Literature, People

Fontanel launches Dutch Design Talents 14 at MENDO


Launched at Amsterdam book boutique MENDO, online magazine Fontanel‘s new collection of Dutch Design Talents is now available for sale. The book is the definitive showcase of the best design talent in the Netherlands last year. In 208 pages, the hardcover packs 19 talents, studio visits, columns and an inspiring dialogue with leading creatives on “the gap” between work and education. The book features 19 talents that graduated from renowned art schools in the Netherlands, from Design Academy Eindhoven and Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam to The Hague’s Royal Academy of the Arts. Each of these creatives are remarkably distinct although they share something special: a combination of unadulterated creative thinking and an auspicious attitude.

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Art, Photography

Jaime Travezan and David Tortora present ‘Galatea’

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A fashion shoot has helped Jaime Travezan to flee the repression in his homeland Peru in the 1980s and embark on a career filled with wards, such as the International Photography (IPA) Award for Advertising for his Galatea series. Galatea is a homage to artist Tom Wesselmann who was mainly associated with the Pop Art movement. The art direction for the colourful series was done by David Tortora with whom Jaime Travezan often works together. The series also won the 2014 Prix De La Photographie Paris, Fine Arts, and the Second Prize at the 2014 MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), Beauty Category. Read More »