Last weekend Majorkuts (Ejecto’s photographer) and I set off to Amsterdam for a messy weekend away from the graphics and design work, to celebrate my birthday.
Amsterdam is always a whirlwind of a place , hardly no sleep the weeks before locking down the graphics for various clients. As soon as you reach Schipol airport you can feel the buzz of Amsterdam, then it’s a quick hop on the train…25 minutes later we’re having breakfast in one my favorite coffeeshops ‘The Greenhouse’. Greenhouse breakfasts are a beast and with their various awards for the other goods on the menu you know your in for a treat! You can see some of Majorkuts favorite selections from our trip can be seen here: http://majorkuts.tumblr.com/
After a few days of cold chilling out and partying in Amsterdam with some new friends, some old friends and many hours of foot stomping, on the sunday we stumbled into a Mark Bode exhibition. We were actually lost looking for some croissants fully engrossed in that Euro scran…we had passed a closed London Police exhibition at the ‘Go Gallery’, looking through the window there was some great pieces. The Bode exhibition was held over on the Singel canal at the Articks gallery, a small and cool feeling lil place.
Walking through the door we were greeted by the gallery owner and started checking out the great pieces on NY subway maps, giant spraycans and sketches all over the place. While staring at one of the pieces a guy in a New York style flatcap and oakleys pops over…my eyes were a lil fuzzy at the time being in Amsterdam, the chap introduces himself as Mark Bode, Comic book artist/Author/graffiti artist and tattooist son of the late great Vaughn Bodē.
Mark Bode was a really nice guy and talked with us for ages about NY, his time in Amsterdam, His new works and travels. Quality guy who was eager to do a lil doodle in my travel pad.
Quality lil cherry on the top of our space cakes to end the weekend. Big ups Mark Bode…proper legend!!