“Since 2009 the Stijl Design Market, which was founded in Mainz, meanwhile takes part in many cities all over Germany, such as Munich, Nuremberg, Freiburg, Leipzig and Düsseldorf… It’s a platform for young, independent lables for fashion, jewellery, furniture, home and decoration objects. It’s a chance to show and sell your handmade stuff to thousands of people.To every Design Market they invite artists – and for April 2015 we’ve been asked by the guys to do some graffiti art in the courtyard of the Praterinsel in Munich. The idea of a “cellophane graffiti” was quite suitable, because we could stretch the plastic foil around two huge trees in the yard. So we had enough space to work, without disturbing the visitors or the foodcourt.”
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“Cris decided to pick up the word “STIJL” for his piece and its meaning as the art-epoch “de Stijl” from the Netherlands. So his design was quite cubistic with lots of angled & squared shapes in it, as been seen by artists like Piet Mondrian or Gerrit Rietveld. As contrast I did the other part “MÜNCHEN” in a black lettered style. That way of typography is quite traditional and also my first association when you think about beer labels – Bavarian at its best! 😉 The colours we took matched with those the STIJL-team used for their layout (for print and web) of the market in Munich this time.
It was a nice experience, since that was our first “cellophane graffiti”. The visitors, the STIJL-team and at the end Cris and me were happy with the result. So time to thank again MOLOTOW™ for their kind and huge support with lots of cans and the foil and to the STIJL guys for having us!”
Photos: Leo Preisinger