From October 2nd-13th 2019, vehicles are the main theme during the Children’s Book Week 2019: Travel with us.
The famous Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers wrote this year’s children’s book and this inspired us to make a fluffy rocket for the central hall of the Public Library Rotterdam at Blaak.
Last week we had our first try-out with our arty foyer experience for the toddler’s festival: Festival Colorful/ Festival Kleurrijk.
Here is already a small preview of how it looked like that morning. We were very happy to see everything together after weeks of preparation. And to see how everything was build up in 1 space and that the children were immediately enthusiastic and playing around!
When you are interested in checking out the festival yourself with your toddler, check this website for the tourdates:
On this year’s Children’s Book Party (Kinderboekenbal 2019) were only adults invited. Therefore the design and decoration of the party was slightly different that the other years. We painted a small photobooth, which was sponsored by the NS (Dutch Railway System).
And Andre Kuipers ( Dutch astronaut) was the special guest and posing in front of our train:)
From September on, we are part of a small theater festival called Festival Kleurrijk/ Festival Colorful which travels for 2 years through the Netherlands and Belgium!
Together with 2 theater groups, we are now developing a special playground for toddlers and preschool children who visit the theater mostly for the first time. Off course we want to give them a special, colorful and joyful experience after viewing their first theater play.
The first theater play is called Yellow and the second one is called Color Ballet and inspired by Oscar Schlemmer’s Triadisch Ballet. Inspired by these two performances we have created various play grounds.
Coming weekend we are on music festival ‘Festival de Frikandel’ with our custom made decoration and photobooth.
A ‘Frikandel’ is a Dutch fried sausage snack, but the festival is vegan:) The festival’s name comes from the music studio’s: Oefenruimte de Frikandel. On this festival 5 Bands of the music studio get a stage to perform this day.
The theme of the festival is ‘Soup’, so we made all funny decoration inspired by the Big Bang Oersoep, Andy Warhole, Cup a soup and many more.
Check out the festival this Sunday from 15-22 pm.
For the whole summer you can visit our exhibition/ scavenger hunt ‘Come with me’, spread over four floors in the big central library of Rotterdam!
The public library Rotterdam-Blaak and publisher Lemniscaat asked us to design a summer exhibition based on the children’s book. ‘Ik neem je mee/Come with me’ by Linde Faas. The book is about a boy in a bed who is taken by his friend, together they make fantastic drawings that take them to amazing adventures through jungles, seamonsters and more.
Here a preview of what you are going to see on the different floors in the library :). If you have a jeugdvakantiepaspoort (youth holiday passport), don’t forget to bring it with you!
Go check it out and make the scavenger hunt yourself!!!
For the exhibition ‘Post/Delete’, we were asked by the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam to design a temporary photobooth ‘the perfect picture”.
In this exhibition the museum shows the effect of all these ‘perfect pictures’ on social media in the youth culture. It’s becoming harder to see what’s fake or what’s real (in a humoristic way).
Our photobooth was a typical tropical beach setting, where you could make a super fake selfie with a cocktail or with a silly giant flamingo. The perfect social media selfie setting, to make everybody jealous :).
Studio de Bakkerij invited us for their summer exhibition to design their foyer. We came up with our wall installation ‘Ik slaap, maar ik slaap nog niet’ / ‘I’m sleeping, but not sleeping yet’.
They connected us with the SKVR, an educational art center in Rotterdam. The SKVR gave poetry lessons on two primary schools, in which the children made poems themselves. From all the beautiful poems, we chose the most poetic sentences and used them as inspiration for our fluffy mural installation.
The exhibition is extended and you can see it for yourself until the end of October 2019
After 1,5 week of sunshine, painting and happy helpers we finished the giant Seal and its little buddy Elephant with a new colorful summer outfit!
Here is the official ‘get ready for the launch’ invitation for June 12, 2 pm.
Thanks to our super interns Manon and Mirthe and the big support of the Sportspeeltuin Hillesluis!!!!!
On all the good things, come to an end :(
After 3 months of building up and down and traveling through whole Amsterdam, last Sunday was the final location of the OBA100 Mega Reading Bed.
Here is a compilation of pictures of all the cool and different OBA libraries from the last 3 months:)
Thanks for all the help from the library employees and all the sweet big and little readers who visited our bed!!!!