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Art in Your Home :: Akkie Bosje from the Netherlands

Tuesday, 2 August 2011 by Irene Hoofs

{Holiday memory from France}

Art in the Home of Akkie Bosje

A: Art makes me

Think. It touches and inspires.

{Telephonecards by VANDEJONG}

R: Reading books / blogs / magazines ...

There’s is no day without reading. Every book, article or blog is a journey into a new world. Amongst my favourite writers are Martin Bril, Toon Tellegen, Herman van Veen and the grand old lady Hella S. Haasse. Reading blogs is a journey a day, very inspiring. It replaced most magazines.

Favourites; Darling Clementine, Swiss Miss, Nordic Design, Design Observer and Wilfried de Jong. (I’m a huge sports watcher)................                                              READ MORE>>>

Bl-4:700 Bl-6:700 Bl-9:700

{Picture by Rob Schröder, tin designs by me}

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are… On the one hand graphic design is becoming more an strategic art-form, on the other hand there is a kind of revival of the old days (letterpress typography, arts and crafts). It is a great time were everything comes together at the internet. Love all the interaction possibilities. Amazing times.

{House of Cards by Charles and Ray Eames}

A: Artists I admire are... Charles and Ray Eames are still a great source of inspiration. I like the interesting diversity and concepts of Hella Jongerius and really like the athmosphere in the landscapes of painter/actor Jeroen Krabbé, also a great divers person.

{Schiphol by Raimond Wouda}

N: Never will I ... Stop having a head full of ideas. ‘There’s never enough time to do all the nothing I want’ -Calvin and Hobbes

{Painting by Anne}

D: Dreams for my own work are about... In the near future I will finally start that blog and I hope to make a whole lot of new illustrations in new books, and maybe one day an exhibition.

{Picture by Piet van den Beuken en Peter Hermus Piet is founder of Rubens&Roelofs}

P: Projects I'm currently working on are... Setting up a new webshop for a client. I am really pleased to do the webshop design but I have also the great oppertunity to design the collection in it. The shop is sceduled to be launched in September, so I am quite busy…


{My working table and posterdesign Chapeau}

R: Relaxing I do at / when / if... Like to go to the beach, watch a great movie, visiting a bookstore and I love riding my bike.

Bl-9:700{Nachtparade, illustration}

I: Interesting art-places online are...

Winterhouse and Phaidon.

Bl-10:700{Hocus Pocus, storyboard for Sesamestreet animation}

N: New in my home is...

Actually nothing, cleaned out a whole bunch of stuff. But have a lot of plans for redecorating. Of course there’s always a new book around.

{The other side of my studio, a collection of inspiration}

T: Tomorrow I like to go to...

Copenhagen, it is a place on my wish-to-go-list for a long time.

Bl-12:700{Scetches, some nice paper, stickers and a postcard on my mosaic tray}

S: Studio, my studio is...

My world, my haven. 

.........................Thank You Akkie Bosje....................

Akkie Bosje, educated at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie, worked as a graphic designer for twenty years, before recently making a radical career switch and becoming a full-time illustrator. You can find her online portfolio right here ... would you like to ask her something than this is the link to follow...

All images by Akkie Bosje


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