KLOPPER&STOLK Bakery is just around the corner of our studio in the South of Amsterdam. They bake in a traditional way and I absolutely love there croissants, ‘Oberlander’ bread, and the bread with little sunflower seeds on it.
Baker Jan asked me to design store flags and packaging for them. Something happy, and something traditional at the same time. The design process was really easy this time. I showed them what I wanted to do. The liked it. I made it. SO. We are all at once happy with the result. I feel lucky that Klopper&Stolk were open to such a design which is (although traditional in typography), very modern and quirky.
It makes me so happy to think of all the people that have this funny bread in their houses, and eating from out of the bags I made. Thank you Klopper&Stolk for being such a great client.
Visit KLOPPER&STOLK in Amsterdam at
For further reading, here’s some great thoughts about roomboter in an interview by Hard//Hoofd Hiske Versprille with KLOPPER&STOLK.
For the Dutch ‘Libelle Blos‘ (Libelle’s really cool spin-off magazine), I made 13 drawings of games we all remember to well, and might want to play again. Just to slow down a bit!
The profile picture was taken by On a hazy morning.
I made two giclée prints with these drawings, which are for sale in my etsyshop.
Yesterday evening we celebrated the opening of my exhibition at Friday Next. The exhibition can be seen until the end of november.
Friday Next had given me the complete freedom to style and decorate the whole downstairs interior. I loved the tiles on the floor already, which are brown, blue, grey and yellow, which was a great starting point. I painted dots on the walls, and handpicked lots of wonderful things from the shop, to use as styling material. It was in this way actually my first styling assignment ever.
I was really lucky to be given so much freedom, and to play around to create a really nice atmosphere to view my prints in.
Drop by at Overtoom 31. Oh, and be sure to go DOWNSTAIRS and mind your step.
Picture by Iris Floor for Friday Next on instagram.
Until the end of november I will exhibit my illustrations at the inspiring conceptstore Friday Next in Amsterdam
Until that time you may fall in love with the ceramics of Nina Sajet, who is exhibiting at Friday Next right now.
I love to draw things, especially old things. Things that have gone through hands, through time, and have therefore a story to tell. They are used, have rusty parts, or parts that are worn out.
So I was really happy when Libelle Blos called me to draw some vintage toys and games. I cannot show you everything yet, cause it is still a surprise. But I can show something of the work in progress.
When I draw I mostly start out with a fineliner pencil. So the drawing is actually black and white until I scan it into my computer. There I change the colors and combine it with other scans of painted layers. I love the combination of making something hand drawn, and the computer giving me the freedom to play with it until I get it right.
Here you see the result of one of the games, but there is 13 more! Libelle Blos will be out on the 4th of september.