Hup Holland Hup!

I know the World Cup 2010 started last week, but with The Netherlands playing against Denmark, today will be the real kick-off for me. Love both countries to bits, but of course I’ll be rooting for my home country. I’m so excited! 

Hup Holland Hup by (c) Amy van Wetten

Hup Holland Hup by (c) Amy van Wetten

 

 Update: We won with 2-0 by playing average. Hope we’ll kick-ass the next time and show the world what true football should be like!

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Louis Reith is one to watch

“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

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'

(c) Louis Reith for the Nike Art Challenge 'Bloed Oranje'