Friday, February 19, 2010

Newwork Magazine

Every once in a while, I need to buy a new magazine. And most of the time, I only buy it to put it on my pile of 'I-am-going-to-read-it-when-I-have-the-time-for-it'-magazines.
I buy most of my 'zines at Athenaeum , located on my favorite square in the city, 't Spui. It's the best magazine shop in the city. Perhaps even the best of The Netherlands.

Newwork Magazine is the most beautiful designed magazine I've seen in a long, long time. And all because of the whole Black & White look. Every page can be used as a poster as cool is that!? The Graphic Design and Photography articles in the latest issue (#4) are just amazingly cool! Take a look yourself:

Albert Watson (photographer)

Werner Jeker (graphic designer and know for his Swiss Poster designs...)

Werner Jeker
His posters motivate me to experiment some more in photoshop with photography images.

Cover issue 4.

Julia Abram Wainwright (photographer)

And last...but definitely not new hero:

Wolfgang Weingart (Graphic Designer / Typographer) (click on the name to see a blogpost about this guy by Brooklyn based Graphic Design Studio Rational Beauty)

Unfortunately...this magazine isn't available in The Netherlands. No, not even at Athenaeum.
So, to all my foreign readers, if this magazine is available in your country...could you please send me a copy? I am willing to pay for the shipping costs.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Everyone creates art. Oh yes.

"Let's go to the Apple Centre!", said my sister.

I said, "say wha........t?". "Apple? Like in Steve Job's Apple?"

"No...", she said. "De Appel. It's a new art exhibition space in the middle of the coziest neighbourhood of Amsterdam: De Pijp." My old neighbourhood.

Of course...I should've known that. Art. As always.

I found this box very scary. As if something was about to jump out and attack me.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sleep deprivation

Oh shit.

I've caught myself stuttering lately.

And that's because of...'Oh shit'. I'm literally messing up my brain because of lack of sleep in the weekends...and also during the week, I must say.
I can't go to bed before 1am; even when I have to get up at 6am the next morning. I have way too much energy at night which I have to lose with watching movies or doing creative things like messing around in photoshop or producing music ('till my head nods (almost banging my head on my laptop / table / other furniture) from being extremely sleepy).

Oh well. I'll get catch up on lost sleep when I'm leaving this planet. Most of the time, I sleep 6 hours and I really feel okay! Perhaps I should sleep 1 hour longer to get the perfect amount of sleep-time.

How many hours of sleep do you get per night?