Friday, June 16, 2017

Ootje Oxenaar

Banknote with portrait of a famous Dutchman 
and the Revolutionary series of bills without portraits




Oxenaar insisted that he gained insight into all security techniques that printer Joh. Enschedé would use to prevent his designs from being modified during production. That's happened with his first banknote, the five-gold bill from 1966. Oxenaar has also been the founder of using bright colors of banknotes, each coupure having its own color, making them easy to distinguish. This principle has been continued with the euro. LINK ECB

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The White Stripes

Jolene


The White Stripes was an American rock duo formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White (songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano, and mandolin) and Meg White (drums and vocals). After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the single "Seven Nation Army" and its guitar line becoming their signature song. The band recorded two more albums, Get Behind Me Satan in 2005 and Icky Thump in 2007, and dissolved in 2011 after a lengthy hiatus from performing and recording. The White Stripes used a low-fidelity approach to writing and recording. Their music featured a melding of garage rock and blues influences and a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. The duo were also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic which featured a simple color scheme of red, white, and black - which was used on every album and single cover the band released - as well as the band's fascination with the number three.The band's discography consists of six studio albums, one live album, two extended plays (EP), one concert film, one tour documentary, twenty-six singles, and fourteen music videos. Their last three albums each won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. LINK youtube

Monday, June 05, 2017

Robert Rost

Resident Artist




Robert Rost has been active as Resident Artist Benelux for Winsor and Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris since 2011 and, among other things, has been implementing TFAC since its launch in 2012. Due to his experience as a teacher at Willem de Kooning Academy, basic, secondary and special education and his knowledge of materials and technology, gained in his artistry, this position within the TFAC is very good. In addition to his role as Resident Artist, Robert applies his own professional practice and works in his studio for his paintings. He regularly manages and produces portraits and wall paintings for individuals and companies, or gives workshops and team building on request. LINK Robert Rost