And just like that, after 9 months, I decided to write a blog post again. I don’t think it’ll become a habit, but sometimes you just come across things that you have to share.
Last Sunday I watched the documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man‘, which has been in my mind ever since. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but if you love a great (true) story, can appreciate a beautifully edited documentary with amazing music to accompany it, it will be the best 82 minutes you can spend.
I loved ‘Sugar Man’, ‘I Wonder’ and ‘Inner City Blues’. However the lyrics of ‘Jane S. Piddy’ got to me the most. They’re so good, so good.
Ok, so I moved to my very own apartment. One of the great things about that was that I had more walls to put up more beautiful art. I recently purchased two great pieces that I’m very happy with.
The one above is “Spring” from Martine Johanna, which is my third piece of her. Really love her illustrations, you should check them out. The big, bad wolf that keeps staring at you is by Tarik Arnoutovic, working under the name 215.dk.
Last weekend I’ve seen True Grit at a lovely movie theater in Amsterdam. Really liked the atmosphere of the raw wild west, which wasn’t the typical Hollywood glamour version of it. Jeff Bridges,who plays one of the main characters Rooster Cogburn, has been taking some wonderful pictures on set. Above is my favourite, check all the others here: Making True Grit. Via
“Who?” you might think. Louis is a Dutch illustrator and designer who creates simple yet beautiful artwork. He creates geometrical ink designs, mostly black but sometimes with some subtle use of colour too. One fact about his work is that he works on old book covers. This is something that makes me, as a bibliophile (yes, that is a word), even more enthusiastic! You can check his work at his website, or his better updated Flickr account.
Spaceball by (c) Louis Reith
Last week, Louis won an art competition organised by Nike. Five artists were asked to design a piece to support the Dutch National Soccer Team during the World Cup, below you’ll find Louis’entry. People were asked to vote via this website and Louis’ work won deservingly. His piece of art is printed on a huge canvas and will be shown on the center spot during the first friendly match of The Netherlands (vs. Ghana) on the 1st of June.
(c) Louis Reith for the Nike Art Challenge 'Bloed Oranje'