Her•sen•spin•sels
1.  a Dutch word that roughly translates as brain farts
I get ideas sometimes;
- in the shower 🚿
- on the bus 🚌
- I wake up at night with a GASP!
and scribble them down in a strategically placed notebook next to my bed…
Anyway.
I write them all down but never really get to realising them.
I don't want to say it’s because I’m too lazy but its probably the reason. #FULLDISCLOSURE
We could, of course, pretend it's because I am too busy.
I made this page for all my little brain farts.
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Observations in Waterloo Station, London.
I spend a morning in Waterloo Station and visualised my observations.
Below: the man/woman ratio of the always waiting people, the most common walking routes taken, diversity in beards.
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Look & See
Part of a font I created using the shapes of buildings of a specific neighbourhood in Amsterdam, the Bijlmer. ( full font &project coming soon )
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Inspired by TFL…

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Hoe Nederlanders Nederland zien.
( English: How people from The Netherlands see The Netherlands )
'Do you know your own country good enough?'
This was what I was wondering about the Dutch people, and it was the question that started this little project.
I asked various Dutch people to draw the outline of what they thought the Netherlands looked like from memory. I gave them three colours to chose from; yellow, magenta, and cyan. I asked them to draw in one line as much as possible.

I then placed all these drawn maps on top of each other. You can see that the outline of the country is still pretty clear. ( especially the islands in the left upper corner are clear in most people's memory )
I wanted to experiment with what would be left of the map if you could only see where lines are crossing. If multiple lines cross in one space, it means that part of the country is remembered by a lot of people – the IJsselmeer, a pretty big lake, is often tragically forgotten.

I looked at the places where two lines are crossing and put a black circle on that spot. Where more than two lines cross, I placed a red circle.
The result is that even without the coloured lines, you can see where they cross and still see the shape of the county. When you place the map of dots over a black background you only see the red circles, which are where the multiple lines cross. This way you get the best image people have from the Netherlands, because the red dots show the parts most people remembered.
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