For this project I decided I wanted to make my own VJ show. I bought two mannequin dolls and used a 3D scanner to capture the shape of them into my computer. Then I made the 3D animations change color, shape and create an optical illusion when projected onto the mannequins. Then, along with a DJ, we did a couple of shows.n
This is my graduation project Birthdaysuit.
I took a fascination in life when I was very young. And that is: when you are a little kid and you grow up, your clothes become too small for you. My mother put these clothes in plastic bags and put them beside the road. A truck collected these clothes and they would bring them to poor countries in Africa! Every day when my dad came home from his work, he turned on the TV and watched the news! When Africa was on the news I was always looking for a kid with my clothes on! But it never happened! So now I have decided to set up a brand new brand of T –shirts, so that someday I can sit on my couch, watch the TV and see one of my t-shirts on TV! Every brand needs a visual identity, a logo, and a name! I choose the name “Birthdaysuit” (the reason is that everyone is born naked in their birthday suit)! I designed a logo (a smiling baby face with the light (that you see when you are born) in the back, and a party hat!) I designed also a website www.birthdaysuit.eu and I printed 1000 Birthday suits T shirts to start with. In every life it is normal that you grow up, you reach your adulthood on your strength, your talent, and the people you know. So these are the only things I am allowed use on this trip. February 2013, Laurence (my brother and cameraman) and myself where dropped off in Lisbon. Naked! With no possessions, no clothes, no money, no tent, nothing. The only thing what we brought with us were two big backpacks filled with Birthdaysuits T-shirts, a camera and a Mac book. We intend to travel to every country in the world! We started by hitchhiking, trading Birthdaysuit for food, shelter, clothes, etc. We try to find a store in every country that will sell our Birthdaysuits which is going well so far. With the money that comes in from these stores we can travel faster, and buy visa's. We have already traveled to 45 countries in 6 months. So we are going pretty fast! The people I know are on Facebook, so I started to use my Facebook friend as a way to travel. Everyday I posting our adventures on Facebook, with the question: we are in Tbilisi now and tomorrow we will go to Bakoe! Is there anyone who knows someone who can help in Bakoe?? And our network of friends starts looking for us. And most of the time it works out. We end up sleeping on the couch of a friend of a friend. These online people who are doing a digital job for me receive a digital reward; I take a picture from their facebook profile and draw it in a digital the logo of the Birthdaysuit. And I send it to them in a print file so they can print their own Birthdaysuit T-shirt. We will make 3 trips; the first is from Portugal, to Japan. (And every country in between). The second one will start in Alaska and goes to South America. And the last one across Africa! When we complete the trip we will have outlet stores in every country in the world. When we have completed our travels. There will still be money coming in from these stores and other outlets that sell Birthdaysuits. I will set up my own charetiy for poor people in the world, I want to help them And that is my vision for Birthdaysuit
About Chili con Fusion
nIf you think you have seen and heard it all,
nyou have never been to a Chili con fusion show. Everywhere the Chili’s play they leave baffled, tired and exited audiences in their wake. Chili con Fusion is the best of what you’ve seen and heard, spiced up with the strongest pepper around.The three members of Chili con fusion; Igor Sekulovic (Guitar) Robin Faas (Drums) and Daniel Ortgiess (DJ)take the best ingredients from your all-time favourite pop tunes, combine them with powerful electro sounds and turn them into completely new and exciting dance tracks. It’s the Chili’s mission to make you dance, “Its impossible not to”. At a Chili con Fusion show you’ll recognize just enough of the hits
you already know and love to scream your lungs out, but you’ll also experience a new and exciting electro dance flavour that leaves you wanting for more. The powerful set is performed live on stage with raging Guitars, massive live-rums and in-your-face” Synth-leads that leave little to the imagination.
nChili con fusion is inspired by: 2 Many Dj’s/Soulwax, Bloody Beetroots, Justice,
nBoys Noize, Prodigy, Fatboy Slim. In a short period of time Chili con Fusion played on leading Dutch dance festivals like Dance Valley (Amsterdam), Rockit Festival (Utrecht), Love Land (Amsterdam) and Sneakerz Festival (Aquabest),but also abroad at Snow-event (Innsbruck). Best of all, they don’t intend to stop there.
Chili, the band, asked me to design a visual identity that would represent them.
nThey asked me to do it in 3 colors: Black, white and orange.
First I designed the logo.
nWe took a modern simple shape that we made out of a retro mix panel dial.
nWhen it turns it will confuse you as you look deep into the spiral.
nI then used this simple shape as the basis for their website, business card and the template of their brief paper.
On the 5th of May we celebrate that we live in peace. We celebrate that we were set free from the germans in Europe and the Japanese in Asia, in 1945. This was the end of World War 2. The 5th of May is the day that we have to think about our freedom, because it is a blessing. Many countries are still at war.nn
For the liberation of Holland, in 1945, lots of people fought and died so on liberation day we honor these brave people and we celebrate with a big festival.nn
In Holland we have two fraternities called Kater and Luna. Every year they celebrate the liberation of The Netherlands with a festival and they asked me to make their poster for this event.n
A music group around the Bosnian guitar player Igor Sekulovic, who try to bring new life into the Sevdalinka by combining this ancient Bosnian blues with a 'high-energy' mixture of groovy beats, exuberant
nBalkan horns and screaming rock guitar. .A community of creatives, young talents and old hands, who provide their skills to let the good times roll, because there's always a good reason to party, make music, enjoy food and drinks (and hopefully make some money as well).
In his youth in Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Igor loved to listen when his mother and aunts sang those beautiful, melancholic songs of the past.nn
The songs had very poetical lyrics and handled mostly about love, the longing for love or the absence of love. Some were sad, other funny with tongue-in-cheeck. The songs were called Sevdalinka and dated from sometime after the arrival of the Ottoman in medieval Balkans. The word Sevdalinka derives from the Turkish word Sevdah which means love or carressing and this is exactly what this words means today in the Bosnian language. The combination of Oriental, European and Sephardic elements make these songs stand out among other types of Balkan music.nn
Many years after, when Igor was graduating from the Rock Academie in Tilburg (The Netherlands), he searched for a way to combine the music from his homeland with western rock music. He came through at a colorful bunch of musicians with very different musical backgrounds and from all around Europe. At their first
nappearance at the International Gipsy Festival in Tilburg they astonished friends and foe by winning both the audience as the jury award of the Dutch Balkan Blues Contest 2012. They were praised for their unbridled energy, surprising instrumentation, musical virtuosity and passionate presentation.
In the hands of Projekt Rakija the old Sevdah's evolved into psychedelic balkan rock.
nListening to the music you'll find influences of Himzo Polovina, Mostar Sevdah Reunion
nand Goran Bregovic, but also from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
The core of the band is formed by Igor Sekulovic (guitars and vocals) and Harm Timmermans (lead vocals) assisted by Marcel Cuypers (clarinet, wurlitzer piano and vocals), Rick Henkelman (double bass, trombone, tuba and vocals) and Dmitri Tsvetskov (drums).
nA free role is played by Demis Iossifidis (bouzouki) and/or Stanislav Jusufovic (accordion). The Rakija horns
nconsist of Ron Antens (trombone and basstuba), Gon Mevis (trumpet) and Robert de Kok (saxophone). And last but not least there are our beautiful background singers Anne Simkens and Josefien Terburg. Depending on the nature of the concert the band consist
nfrom 6 to 12 people.
Beside the musicians Projekt Rakija has an entourage of creative friends who are closely linked to the band and are considered part of it. A cartoonist, a butcher, designer, webdeveloper, a D.J., photographers and even a hairstylist. We embrace the philosophy of D.I.Y. Projekt Rakija is one big, happy family in which every member does what he's good at. It isn't about money, but about sharing, because if you can't share, you can't multiply. Above all, Projekt Rakija is a group of friends, who enjoy spending time together and who want to celebrate life the only way they know, with good music, food and drinks. Let's call it the Balkan way.n
In 2012, I interned for a graphic design studio called Buutvrij, based in Amsterdam. They were so nice to me. Instead of just turning up to work and being asked to think of designs but never really having any major impact on them. They really let me help. In a campaign for Heineken and Hi mobile, I was able to play a major part in the design. So to thank them I decided to design them something special. I took pictures of all my co-workers and animated all their pictures, on to a board with a silk screen.
Bertin is one of my friends whom is a DJ.
nHe approached and asked me to make his visual identity.
nHe plays Indy-Dance, Deep House, Nu Disco and Minimal Techno. I made a strong, clean and simple logo for him. It is Bertin himself spinning the turntables. I came up with the slogan Drink. Smoke. Party your ass off! I was then thinking about business card. Normally people get so many cards these days but most of the time you don't pay any attention it. So I came up with an idea. I glued a USB stick onto the card with his favorite music set on it. So if you receive the card, you can easily find out what kind of music he plays, with the free sample.
The biggest New Years Party of Tilburg.nn
This year was the 6th anniversary of the party. It becomes every year bigger and bigger.nn
And this year they asked me to do their visual identity because the logo was kind of old fashion and they want something to hold on, not only for last newyear but for every year in the future.nn
They want something chique and royal but it also have to represent festival.n
This book contains all work from the last year in the art academe.nn
My graduation project was "Birthdaysuit" and was a big success. Which is still going, post-grad.nn
This box contains 4 books. The first book I wrote my thesis about "The Winning Effect". The second book is the process i went through setting up Birthdaysuit. The third book is my portfolio with the art academy work and the forth book is my portfolio for work outside of the art academy. The box is made out of cardboard and wood.n
Haagendanz by Baba Electronica & Dj Lonely.
Music is a piece of art if you ask me, it's made with feeling and heart.
So it is hard to make a good piece that represents the music when it is not your made. So I came up with an idea to let the music design the artwork. I took all the numbers, song duration, the height of each note in the songs, the timeline of each and every song. I took two portrait pictures of them and I wrote a code to do the processing. I linked every number of information from their songs, to a effect. These beautiful pieces of art came out.
'T Zwarte schaap.
This was a school exercise.
They gave me an "imaginary restaurant" called the black sheep. And I had to make the graphics for it. So I made it very simple. I made a white sheep and a black background, of course I spent time on the shape of the logo but there are no deep thoughts behind the logo!
On the 5th of May we celebrate that we live in peace. We celebrate that we were set free from the germans in Europe and the Japanese in Asia, in 1945. This was the end of World War 2. The 5th of May is the day that we have to think about our freedom, because it is a blessing. Many countries are still at war.
For the liberation of Holland, in 1945, lots of people fought and died so on liberation day we honor these brave people and we celebrate with a big festival.
The liberation festival was held for the first time in 2012, in Tilburg. I was asked to do the graphics. I did some research on Tilburg in WW2 and I found out that Tilburg was set free from the Germans by a Scottish division, their logo was a lion. So I took the lion and gave it a national dutch coat and used the Scottish patterns for the poster.
Two of my friends were bored in the summer. They said, "There is nothing to do in Tilburg."nn
So they came up with an idea to buy a aqua blob. It is a giant balloon on the water. You need at least 3 people to make it work. One is sitting in front of the balloon and the other 2 guys will jump from a couple of meters onto the balloon an they'll launch the guy who's sitting at the front, into the air. They decided they could use the blob to make an event. They located the blob in Piushaven, it is a small harbor in Tilburg. They built a bar on Hardy's barbers boat. It looked like a beach bar.nn
They asked me to do this event with them. So I did the design part of the event. I made a logo that represents beach, sunset and happiness.n
In 2010, one of the organizers of Tilburgse Kermis, which is the second biggest carnival in the whole of Europe, with between 230-240 different attractions and plenty of amazing parties, asked me if i could design the visual effects for the party areas including posters, DJ booth, banners and fliers.n
My last will.nn
Famous artists normally never reach fame until after they've past on. So I came up with an idea to make my last will. I took all my money from my bank account and I bought a jar of gold flakes with it. I took all my Adobe work files from my computer and put it on a CD, along with a goodbye video for my brothers. I'm gonna update these every year until I die. I made this CD kit out of wood, painted the gold flakes on and I silkscreen printed it. I went to the notary and payed for a vault. The box is in there at the moment and when I die my brothers inherit my work, so my work will never die.n
Also during my internship in 2012. Hi Mobile approached Buutvrij, in need of someone to design invitations for their national management staff party. Hi Mobile wanting to use the play on words were making the party a High Tea party. So I thought if I turned the speech bubble around on the Hi Mobile logo I could turn it into a tea pot.n
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|Xite Tv Part 1||Amsterdam||TV Interview|
|Xite Tv Part 2||Amsterdam||TV Interview|
|De Wereld Draaid Door||Amsterdam||EP Release/performance|
|University of Riga||Riga||Lecture|
|Omroep Brabant||Eindhoven||TV Interview|
|Omroep Brabant||Eindhoven||TV Interview|
|Slam FM||Hilversum||Radio Interview|
|Radio Astana||Astana||Radio Interview|
|15 Min Newspaper||Lithuania Vilnius||Interview|
|Brabants Dagblad||Tilburg||Interview Newspaper|
|Luxemburger Wort||Luxemburg||Interview Newspaper|
|Omroep Brabant||Eindhoven||Interview Website|
|Algemeen Dagblad||The Hague||Interview Newspaper|
|Brabants Dagblad||Tilburg||Interview Newspaper|
|Naxi Radio||Belgrade||Radio Interview|
|Urban FM||Pristina||Radio Interview|
|Brabants Dagblad||Tilburg||Interview Newspaper|
|Georgian Daily Show||Tbilisi||TV Interview|