Archive for ‘Art’

July 10, 2011

CAA | Center for Artistic Activism

I completely agree with Steve Lambert on this

CAA is founded by Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe

Their Mission is:

The Center for Artistic Activism is the home for artists, activists and scholars to explore, discuss, reflect upon, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. We facilitate projects and strengthen networks. Our goal is to make more creative and more effective citizen activists.

Their Principles are:

  • We believe there is an art to activism.
  • We believe that activism is too often flat and colorless…and it doesn’t need to be.
  • We believe an aesthetic eye and a creative hand are essential for building a better world.
  • We believe that everyone has an artistic life they can bring to their activism.
  • We believe that cultural transformation is necessary for lasting change.
  • We believe in Utopia, not as a destination but as a direction.
July 8, 2011

Art Splash Blog

How can you not like contemporary art? A world so full of wonder and experiment.

Juergen von Dueckerhoff

June 30, 2011


Here are some of my favourite books on illustration, education, art and design. I’ll update this post regularly to bring you a growing list of  inspirational books to read.


 Ch-ch-ch-changes: Artist talk about teaching

Interviews by John Reardon with leading names in Art education. A must have if far as I’m concerned.

Available on Amazon


Teaching Illustration

Steven Heller collected illustration courses for different levels. These courses can be inspirational when writing your own lessons as a teacher or by ‘taking’ them as a student.

Available on Amazon


The World must Change

A fantasticly wonderful book about the history of Dutch Graphic Design and Idealism

No longer in print, might still be available second hand

June 29, 2011

Arttube – Video’s over kunst en design (Dutch)

Arttube is an online video channel created by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Here you’ll find videos that relate to the museum and it’s collection.
Go to Arttube & Enjoy!
June 29, 2011

Interview with Simon Baker, Tate’s curator of photography

Simon Baker

Simon Baker, the Tate’s first-ever curator of photography

An interview with Simon Baker

June 3, 2011

Sandberg Institute Application

Jersey Seymour – a mix between Fonda, Ginsberg, Sellers
Applied Arts

Annelies de Vet – head of the design departement

See the other here:

June 3, 2011

Kunst na de didactic turn (Dutch)

Metropolis M » Magazine » 2006-No4

May 5, 2011

Design education a controversial topic?

20 Jahre KISD – Ein Film

“This film presents the reflections of the 15 professors of KISD about the history of the school, the Kölner Model, the students, the problems and future challenges. A project with the same name was run by Prof. Dr. Michael Erlhoff and Stefan Terlinden in winter semester of 2010.”