The Dark side

25 05 2011





Highway to nowhere

23 09 2010

Shemya island.
It’s an idea which came up when i was surfing Google Earth and found a small island called Shemya or Simiya. The island is located southwest of Alaska and was used as a radar, surveillance, weather and aircraft refueling station. Have a look at it in Google maps.
The island has small roads leading and crawling around the island. And it has two airfields (I think). This is where my idea came to life, looking trough my computer screens glass exploring Shemya.

Typography roads.
Using Illustrator to create the base for my “Highway to nowhere” typography. Pulling it to Photoshop to create some depth. And using Google Maps for my source material. The island is based on the island Shemya but i altered it here and there to fit the typo. Grabbed a cruise ship passing the Caribbeans and plunged it near my island. Drilled some rocky coastlines from South America and the United Kingdom. Photoshopped the sandy beaches, tweaked the lighting and shadows, brushed the waves and fluffy cloudes surrounding the island. Grapped some cars from Google Maps and dropped them on the “Highway to nowhere”.





Up north

14 06 2010

For the blog ‘Blik op het Noorden‘, a blog about local marketing and inspiration from the dutch provinces Friesland, Groningen en Drenthe. I created a header image for their blog. The idea of using the cans for communication came from the main blogger Joost van Rooy.
Starting from illustrator using the 3D tools to create some cans, and finally I texturised and painted them with photoshop.





A house with a wax seal

11 04 2009

For a new to build housing complex in Amsterdam-Osdorp. We (my former employee) needed to create a brand to sell to people interested in buying a house in Osdorp. We simply decided to use the names of the surounding streets for the name of the complex. These streets where the Bart Poesiatstraat and the Domela Nieuwenhuisstraat. We did this simply because of the fact that the whole neighbourhood was simply renewing. And we wanted to let people now where the complex was (as a reminder) simply by the name. Of course you needed to know the existence of the project to know that the name of it, is corresponding to the surrounding streets in Amsterdam-Osdorp.

Many streets in the Netherlands are named after famous people. And these two streets are named after two politicians that lived in the beginning of 1900, Bart Poesiat and Domela Nieuwenhuis.

I created the logo in illustrated and reminds me a lot of the DE brand (a dutch coffee brand), which i didn’t had in mind when i created this. It took me a few hours to get here. Because it was difficult to create the depth in this very dynamic shape.

bartendomela_lo





Logo designs – part three

18 12 2008

I can make several posts of logos i created, but why shouldn’t I paste them as much as i can in one post. This is part three of logos i just sketched. These never became reality. The company i made them for, chose the version a college of mine created. They liked mine very much. But they think they where to modern for them. To bad, but i still like them..
The company holds questionnaires about living in a certain neighbourhood or homes in the Netherlands and sells the outcome of these to companys who need them for fullfilling their job.

woonbench_schets





Logo designs – part two

18 12 2008

Again i can make several posts of logos i created, but why shouldn’t I paste them as much as i can in one post. This is part two of logos i created and sketched. Some of them never became reality and some are just sketches. But most of these are really created and became the logos for several company’s…

logos_divers_2





Logo designs – part one

18 12 2008

I can make several posts of logos i created, but why shouldn’t I paste them as much as i can in one post. This is part one of logos i created and sketched. Some of them never became reality and some are just sketches. But most of these are really created and became the logos for several company’s…

logos_divers_1