Jarr Geerligs

Jarr Geerligs
Jarr was born in Ermelo in The Netherlands, he studied at the HES Amsterdam and at the Hallo_© Academy for applied creativity. He worked at BSUR, DraftFCB, CCCP and is currently Art Director at Selmore Creative Agency. Besides being busy with his day job he blogs posters on his 'Posters in Amsterdam' initiative, created a poetry book with his team mate Kim Triesscheijn and makes social commentary art.

World Cup colours to lick

More World Cup inspired design. This time from Maan Design Studio based in Portugal. Maan (Moon in Dutch) designed stamps representing the 32 national teams competing in the World Cup. You can take a closer look here. The agency put the different countries together in an envelope based on their respective playing Groups. The patterns… More.

Dutch Designed Football Shirts

The World Cup keeps inspiring designers. Last week I wrote about the Tricolor font. Since Holland is playing in the semi-finals tonight (against Argentina), I want to share a piece about the beautiful font on their shirts. Nike collaborated with the famous Dutch designer Wim Crouwel – a legend when it comes to Dutch Design. It… More.

Tripper Tricolor

To stay in the atmosphere of FIFA World Cup, something soccery. Johan Cruyff is famous for his football and his witty remarks. The latter gave him the nickname: ‘The Oracle of Betondorp’ – a neighborhood near the old Ajax stadium, where he grew up. There is a nice ticker-tape now in the colors of the World Cup teams with… More.

A beyond-design conference

Depending on how you look at it you can see What Design Can Do as a political conference sold as a design conference. But also as a science, technology, philosophical and creativity conference. Richard van der Laken, founder of the event and partner at De Designpolitie, considers the designer “a researcher, entrepreneur and initiator.” According to… More.

Wendy van Santen

About 8 years ago I had a quiet account colleague at BSUR. Her name is Wendy van Santen. She dreamt of becoming a photographer. And then she took the leap. I am really glad she did. To me she is a heroine. Have a look on her wonderful work at her personal website.

Art School’s out!

Well almost. First the season of exam exhibitions will start. One of the first to kick off their campaign is the HKU. With help of Jona Rotting from Superglue Creatives and photographed by Léon Hendrickx they created these very clear images to come and see exam work. Every year there are special gems of talent to… More.

High Rollers

Akira clashes or crashes with Drive and a Tarantino road movie in the animated music video Stefan Glerum recently finished for the track ‘In the Middle of the Nite’ by DJ and producer RipTide. Stefan, a very talented artist and illustrator did the animations in collaboration with studio Crooked Line. There are four high rollers and a lot of spoilers… More.

Go Blanche!

This Saturday the yearly creative and surprising anomaly Nuit Blanche will be held in the Red Light District on different locations. It will be a nice unexpected inspirational ride. A night filled with all kinds of arts; performances, installations, exhibitions and much more. I can go on writing how great this Nuit will be. But… More.

BBQ season is open!

In Amsterdam, with just a hint of good weather, people frantically go outside to do stuff. Like bbq-ing. When I was searching online for a hammock I came across this little fellow. A campstove by BioLite. It reduces your carbon footprint, because it produces less carbon monoxide, less smoke, and uses less wood. And it even… More.

Hema jeans

There are several great jeans brands. And new ones keep popping up. Yesterday I came across this label while cycling in Amsterdam. Hema. Hema is seamlessly part of Dutch culture and category-wise comparable to Target. And though Hema is a lovebrand it’s not the first brand you think of when thinking of jeans. That’s why… More.