Street art by Brooklyn, New York-based artists collective Faile in the Jordaan neighborhood, near the Nine Streets district of Amsterdam.
The image of Tyler the Creator, one of the leading members of hip-hop group Odd Future (Wolf Gang Kill Them All) is the subject of this street art in the trendy De Pijp neighborhood of Amsterdam.
Last week we paid another visit to FOAM, the wonderful, influential photography museum in Amsterdam, where there is currently a major exhibition of photographs by Stephen Gill. Included in the show were several images from the British photographer’s “Covered or Removed” series, a collection of photos of urban spaces in
Street art stencil of a human brain rendered in gold spray paint on a utility box in Amsterdam. The ubiquitous “Love” tag is below.
We stumbled upon these beautiful old-school world maps at the Sunday flea market held at Westerpark in Amsterdam. The vintage 20th-century maps are in Dutch and of the type you find hanging on the walls of school rooms and libraries.
It’s a bit crudely rendered and droll, but we like stumbling upon this stencil street art of an airplane in Amsterdam. The silhouette is positioned relative to a pair of yellow spray-paint strokes on a utility box, such that the lines appear like contrails off each wing.
“Bear Market” Street art in Amsterdam … Silhouette of a bear and girl on a building construction hoarding in central Amsterdam. This is part of a much larger commissioned street artwork that runs the length of a full city block. We like the phrases like “All systems go,” “Circus Love,”
The view looking south out a rounded window of the new super-contemporary architectural extension to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. From this window, one can see the Museumplein, a vast lawn criss-crossed with paths for bikes and pedestrians. On the far side is the southern part of the Museumkwatier, an
The cool, lighted sign at Workspace6 in in Haarlemmerbuurt, in Amsterdam. The space is one of the new collaborative, shared work environments in Amsterdam where small start-up companies and design and tech freelancers set up shop to work.
An old-school barber shop ( kapper barbiere) way-finding sign on a the brick wall of a narrow lane in central Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is a city with a lot of amazing spaces and a reputation for awesome, super-cool design. Awesome coffee, however, is not something Amsterdam is famous for. But that’s quickly changing. A handful of coffee roasters and cafes have recently set up shop in the city and are brewing some
More Amsterdam street art pix … Here a stencil painting on a wall in the city’s Nine Streets neighborhood, in the canal district. The guy in the image looks like Ghandi. The Dutch phrase is loosely translated as “Nothing beats Groningen,” which is a Dutch city far north of Amsterdam.
Coffee Bru is a cafe that takes its coffee seriously. Here at Global Graphica, we are admittedly coffee snobs, and we approve of Bru. The pour-over coffee here is exceptional and awesome. And the cafe’s interior design is a testament to making clever use of a small, unusual space to