Over the last year, Dutch artist Jeroen van Kesteren has been toiling away at these sculptural airships as part of a series entitled ‘Orphanage for Lost Adventures’. Made primarily from cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesives, and an assortment of papers used for sails and propellers, the whimsical flying machines have a distinct steampunk feel. The pieces range from 40 to 50 centimetres tall and take about a month to make. Jeroen shares additional images of the airships and several additional sculptures on Pinterest.
(Link and photo: thisiscolossal.com)
Tags: cardboard, steampunk
One of the major comics cons of the Netherlands is being held today and tomorrow, the Stripdagen Haarlem. The Amsterdam Weekly blog asked four members of the Dutch underground comics establishment what they will be visiting. Read the tips of
Sez Van Vugt:
2. Lots of nice exhibitions during the festival, but I wouldn’t want to miss the Lamelos vs. The Doozers spectacle in De Philharmonie (Saturday, 16.00) for the world. Two famously anarchistic comic artist ensembles build cardboard monsters and will fight each other to death! Mayhem ensues!
The gist seems to be that most will watch the guinea pig races (an old Dutch TV tradition) held at the De Philharmonie, and will ingest a liquid called “beer” afterwards.
Illustration: Tonio van Vugt, self-portrait. Disclaimer: Orangemaster also writes for Amsterdam Weekly and its blog.
Tags: cardboard, cons, guinea pigs, Haarlem, monsters, Zone 5300