Blair Drive, Hollywood Hills. LightJet print from Google satellite view, 60x40 cm.
Image printed in Dark and Stormy V, a zine from Bart de Baets and Rustan Söderling.
Top: June 29, 1998, Salton Sea: The captain has fallen ill from scurvey and fat consumption, I just said ‘too much butter and not enough limes’ and you know what that means!! The captain told me I had a good head on my shoulders and put me in charge of the wheel. I get all the ginger ale I want and have the best view on the boat. Most of the passengers are with the North England Mafia. They transport Beanie Babies from the villages of Jordan to the upper crust hills of British society. Their main patrons are the Harrods family. I think they are also planning to ‘drown Saddam in a sea of artificial soda’. I don’t know how they are going to accomplish this, Saddam probably doesn’t drink soda
I acted as curator of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht graphic design thesis exhibition in 2014. This exhibition was notable as evidence that the borders of graphic design are expanding, not only into art, but also into performance, writing, research and more. I made a booklet that contains my introduction essay and gallery layout. Printed on Risograph with leftover paper from Rob Stolk. Dutch translation by Simona Kicurovska and Kirsten Algera.
'1px’. Isolation of one pixel from the film ‘Cool Hand Luke’. Video and audio, variable size.
Stefan Schäfer and I were invited to conduct a workshop at Sint Lucas Antwerp in 2013. We were interested in connecting the student designers personal standpoints on Antwerp with their design practice. One student took the opportunity to create a series of graphic interventions that expressed his position on the mayor: The recently elected mayor has decided to make changes to the policies. With adding new fines and rules, like the prohibition of throwing snowballs, the new rule about city employees who can’t wear rainbow shirts or signs anymore because he believes in normalisation. He commented on rap music as if it is a stepstone to crime for young people, the situation is actually the contrary for most. I decided to give these things a spin.
Strangeways academy hosted an exhibition of imagined LP record sleeves. Mikey invited his friends’ band to play. Left, my contribution; Laser cut LP sleeve blank, with Jesse Michaels band ‘Classics of Love’ LP inserted.
A book published by Los Angeles offset printer Typecraft Wood and Jones detailing various projects they produced in collaboration with LA graphic designers. The book includes some work I made while living in LA.