Margot van Huijkelom at The Grand Amsterdam

Margot van Huijkelom

Margot Huijkelom is an artist with a background in fashion, she’s based in France; to be exact in Barbizon. She was born, raised and educated in the Netherlands, so you could say that she came back to her roots with this exhibition at The Grand Hotel in Amsterdam.

We, at Mimi Berlin, met Margot the other day to have a look at her most recent works. Ms Huijkelom was so kind to take us on a tour around the ground floor, where the walls are covered with her paintings and illustrations.

Fashion Illustrator

Margot’s career has been a divers one, within the bounderies of fashion. She made illustrations, for Vogue Japan, L’officiel and numerous other glossy magazines. She sat next to the haute-couture runways for Le Monde and she has had her work published in several books, she also worked as the art-director for Gerbe in Paris. (more on that later on this blog, promised!) Next to this commisioned work she found out that she could fulfill more of her creative inspirations by painting. As mentioned above; she is based in Barbizon and that’s where she has an atelier where she creates ‘free work’, mostly on canvas made with natural pigments. These works are also on show at The Grand.

On exhibit at the Grand

Huijkelom’s exhibition will run through to the end of August 2019 so you have plenty of time to take a stroll through the hallways of the hotel and enjoy her work for yourself. @margot_van_huijkelom
And here’s a link to The Grand, Amsterdam.

See more about fashion Illustrations and illustrators here on Mimi Berlin’s Blog

Fun with Paintings by Javier Mayoral

Fun with Paintings by Javier Mayoral

The paintings (acrylics on wood) by Javier Mayoral are based on random texts, with just the right imagery added to them. Some are sexy, some are not: but all illustrations a little bit absurd.. So much fun and pretty at the same time. Available from pulpbrother.com. Price ranges from from $150 to $200.

As we speak (January 2018) the ‘Mustache’ painting on the left is still for sale. Javier Mayoral’s production seems high, so it’s maybe nice for you to follow him on instagram: @pulpbrother

(All images by/via pulpbrother.com)

Dots in Graphic Design by Geoff McFetridge

Dots in Graphic Design by Geoff McFetridge

Dots and other geometric shapes and optical illusion play a big role in the work of graphic designer Geoff McFetridge. We, at Mimi Berlin, love dots so we chose them. McFetridge works and lives in Los Angeles, amongst his clients are ‘big brands’ for instance Nike and Target, Next to advertising jobs he also worked with film director Spike Jonze and Colette (amongst a big list of others). Be sure to check his tumblr to see more of this, seemingly simple, work, it’s worth your while. xoxo Mimi

 

More DOTS on this blog

(images via http://geoffmcfetridge.tumblr.com/ / https://www.nieves.ch/834/studies / https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/geoff-mcfetridge )

Illustrations by Ignasi

Illustrations by Ignasi

Ignasi is “a digital artist from Barcelona, living and working in London.” So it states on Ignasi’s website. Ignasi makes films and illustrations: best go to the website and browse for yourself; if you like this work as much as we, at Mimi Berlin, do that is.

Commisioned work; illustrations, gif’s and films by Ignasi are almost all given by fashion- houses like Dior, Gucci, Bally, Louboutin and Louis Vuitton.

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instagram: @ignasimonreal
(images are screenshots; see for specifics below images)

Purple Project

Purple Project

Purple Project is an art project, a collaboration between UK based illustrator/artist Petra Lunenburg and designer/photographer Baukje Bies, who is based in The Netherlands.

These two women found each other in the exceptional love they share for the artist formerly known as Prince (may he rest in peace). With this purple royalty in mind they created illustrations, photo’s and digital photo collages: “an ode to the musical legacy and style of the greatest artist of all time in this genre”. The first outing of the Purple Project collaboration is captured in 17 artworks on paper. (as seen above) You can follow the Purple Project on Instagram: @purpleproject_art, to see all the images they created. You can order the set of 17 cards, sized A5, by sending a message to: purple_project_art@outlook.com for only €39,99

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

A tale written by Beatix Potter and ‘told’ by the Royal Ballet. Watching this clip is an easy-going, friendly way to start the day (in our opinion) Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi

“Tales of Beatrix Potter was created in 1971 for a film, bringing alive with astonishing accuracy the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. The dancers of The Royal Ballet are dressed and masked to look just as we know them from the illustrations.” (via and see more youtube Royal Opera House))