Over long years of tireless campaigning, The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel Amsterdam has striven to become the worst hotel in the world. Its stance of proud incompetence has led to great success, especially among those with an appreciation of brutal honesty. Six hundred guests daily can’t be wrong.
In fact: they’re right.
Because of the guests’ decades-long devotion, we can add a new superlative when describing the Brinker: it’s Amsterdam’s No.1 attraction.
The truth is that the Brinker collects the best of Amsterdam’s popular attractions in one place. The beds are as cruel as any rack in the Torture Museum. The staff stare as vacantly as any dummy in the Wax Museum. And you just nip to the Brinker’s overflowing bathrooms to experience your own personal canal tour.
All these attractions under one hotel roof are especially attractive to the average Brinker guest, who rarely regains consciousness early enough to make it outside in daylight hours.
You’re invited to experience Amsterdam’s No.1 attraction, the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel.
Art-director: Gijs van den Berg
Copywriter: Niek Eijsbouts
Creative director: Erik Kessels
Graphic design: Pinar&Viola
Producer: Daphne Linthorst
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Opening MOAM, June 14th, 2012 at Gallery Fontana Fortuna Amsterdam
This fan art piece is custom-tailored for MOAM Fashion Exhibition, which took place in Gallery Fontana Fortuna in Amsterdam.
The exhibition gave place to twelve young contemporary talents to give their reinterpretation of a Dutch fashion historic highlight. We were invited to make a work together with fashion icon Aynouk Tan. MOAM connected Aynouk Tan to the historic fashion icon Mathilde Willink, a known society girl, model and muse from 60’s that lived a decadent short live in Amsterdam. In an interview Mathilde Willink said she lived in a fairy-tale world of illusions and extravagance; where fame was crucial for her. For this work we were lead by her citation, “If people do not notice you, you might as well not exist”.
Her quote became reality in today’s dynamics of online social networking. Aynouk Tan’s Facebook pictures, and their endless praising comments confirm this. We scanned her online presence and used the results to tailor a contemporary expression of intense worship. We created a fan art deluxe that portrays Aynouk Tan and her flamboyant craves for attention and recognition. The work is not only about the one being admired, it’s also about the tragic beauty of the one that admires.
You can read more about the exhibition in Diane Pernet’s blog.
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This wednesday we’ll give a lecture at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
Check out the poster that the students designed for us!
For more information: http://design.fh-duesseldorf.de/a_aktuelles/zeigeNewsLang?c_id=c20111130192638
Practical information: Jour Fixe PINAR & VIOLA Date: Mittwoch, 07. Dezember 2011 Time: 19:00 Uhr Address: Café Freiraum, FH Düsseldorf
We recently finished this poster for the online design magazine Fontanel. A different edition of it will take part in Don’t Believe The Type exhibition at Ship of Fools gallery, that Fontanel will organizes together with the Graphic Design Festival Breda and design agency Trapped in Suburbia. The opening of the exhibition will be held on October 7th. Address: Korte Voorhout 20 2511 CX The Hague The Netherlands
We prepared a special edition poster that one of our 150 divas from our previous capsule collection Diva Opaque: Anonymous Guardians of Intimacy.
Size: 50x70cm. If you guys want one, just send an email to email@example.com
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Yesterday, we ran into the poster that we designed for Zaaien&Wieden exhibition at Cobra Museum. This Saturday (3 September) a closing event will be held at the museum, where there will be lectures held around Folk Art in Contemporary Art. We’ll be part of the day, together with Hilde de Bruijn (curator Cobra Museum), Nina Folkersma (art critic), Dr. Hester Dibbits, Nicole Fritz (guest curator), Nadine Hottenrott (artist) and Hans Venhuizen (artist).
The event starts at 1pm and will continue until 5pm. Hope to see you there.
Album artwork design for Anatopia. The album will be released as a vinyl and in online music libraries. You can listen to their former album here. Album releasing party will be held on 23rd of September. We’ll soon post more information concerning the release and the vinyl.
Ghe20 G0th1k is a social experiment in NYC turning into booty brawl. Voguing is a respected art here, and it’s not exclusive to the gays. While scene queens and party divas strut about, everyone is welcome to share the dark dance floor. Don’t expect to be coddled though: The patrons of this mostly queer party have absolutely no qualms about testing your abilities. Here, you earn your way to the middle of the dance floor through friendly dance-offs that prove you too can keep up with the fast-paced drums that provide the foundation for the club-meets-goth fete. When we walked in around 12:30 a.m., resident DJ Venus X was on the decks, dancing along to a quickly mixed set of Baltimore Club, R-Kelly (what? yes!), Bollywood remixes, and sissy bounce, akin to what Girl Talk would do if he had a taste for bass. “It’s a democratic approach to music that’s inherently queer,” Venus explains later. “It was initially dark wave and juke, and started to expand from there. We try to stay away from obvious American music and instead do a lot of black house, Middle Eastern music, stuff like that.” —> An extract of Puja Patel’s review on blogs.villagevoice.com
Amateur kickboxing tournament posters
This post is made possible by Robin van Wijk
Poster and invitation for Sowing & Weeding exhibition at Cobra Museum.
The exhibition shows examples of folk culture in contemporary art and opposes itself to the current anti cultural climate of Dutch right wing politics. The Cobra movement can be stated as an universal positive populist art which wanted to liberate the creativity of mankind. Cobra artists aimed to make art for and by everyone, irrespective of class, race, intellect and educational level.
This poster is an ecstatic surface where Cobra revives in the folk art of the contemporary: digital folklore.
The visual statement is an upgrade of the conventional understanding of the Cobra movement. On the surface, the impulsive and intuitive beauty of digital folklore is outshined and the folk art of today is flourished on the vernacular world wide web, all parading with hijacked Cobra creatures.
We’ll currently designing a gigantic digital mural painting for the entrance of the exhibition.
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We were invited by Chaumont Poster Festival 2011 to take part in the exhibition 13 a Cheval.
This poster is a reaction towards the anti-Semitic words of John Galliano (28 Feb).
John Galliano, having the looks of a gypsy pirate created ecstatic couture. It was clear that he drew it’s inspiration from minorities and different cultures. As Pinar&Viola, we have always felted affiliated with his way of working. Thus, when the upsetting news made the headlines, it was a complete stroke for us that these anti-Semitic remarks were coming from his mouth.
Physical perfection has always been an obsession in the cult of fashion. This made an odd connection in our minds with fascism’s antidemocratic aesthetics.
While making a poster which speaks about the ephemerality of the fashion industry, we made use of the new African patterns, next rave in the fashion industry.
This poster is silkscreened by Les Arts Graphiques, Strasbourg.
Our poster is shown in the catalogue of Chaumont 2011 together with our terror battle opponent, Mr. Michiel Schuurman, the wizard.
We started a terror battle in 2010 between us and him, on which one of us would create more graphical terror.
What do you think who earned more points on this one? Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin will be making his 3 months internship at Pinar&Viola studio.
See the work he did for his Window Window project, a fictional festival for arts in The Hague. The festival includes 8 artists which show works representing their hometown and the town they live in right now, The Hague.
This works create a link between the two cities, in their own prospect or on a bigger scale.
Last week, our close friend Harmen Liemburg had us for dinner in his home studio. It was really special to see his captivating universe. And check out Harmen the fancy teenager and his blowing 80s hairdo.