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Glossy Cards

One of my recent intends was printing some quality business cards! With just a few rough sketches I came up with this format I liked alot. It is very basic like a wireframe and the spot gloss layer really adds that famous finishing touch to it.
Interaction Design WKMF gloss cards Erik bij de Vaate

Also this blog is getting upgraded, and will soon feature my portfolio. After a full year of posts, views and upgrades this blog deserves just a little bit of upgrading love. Please stay tuned for some tuna surprise!
Interaction Design WKMF gloss cards Erik bij de Vaate

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991 views ✍   23 feb. 13

2013 is upon us

So the world didn't end the way of the mayas, and why would it? Everybody just tosses the calendar off the wall and get a new one up there, no big deal at all...
2013 diamond style

831 views ✍  02 jan. 13

Simple savings

Saving money isn't easy, last year I tossed out all euro coins from my wallet every Sunday evening. A simple way to save up some cash resulting in a total of 325,92 savings. Almost a dollar a day, not bad for saving some extra cash right?

760 views ✍  31 dec. 12


I was kinda bored, and wondered how the Apple logo would have looked when the company name had been Ammonite.

Decided to give it a go, with a short 10 minute vector pixelrace!

4527 views ✍  19 jun. 12

Drop Shadow of Death

When one drop of shadow isn't enough to pop your 2.0 design, one has to innovate with Drop Shadows of Death! To really take your design over the top, just add some drop shadows that drop even more shadows.the drop shadows of death effect

1018 views ✍  05 apr. 12


Today I stumbled upon a few words about advertising, wise words coming from Banksy's ratty lips.

Banksy's street art glorifies what is essentially vandalism, joking around with politics, trademarks, brands and a good dose of healthy social commentary. Read his anarchist vision on advertising:

951 views ✍  23 feb. 12


Yes I am still alive! I watched a football match in the stadium. The match kicked off at -3℃ within 90 minutes it dropped till -6℃. You had to watch out for beverage frost!

WKMF Football Stadium

850 views ✍  08 feb. 12

Tree Hugger

I heart carved a tree today! Always wanted to do this! So I picked a tree, got my knife out and started cutting away.

WKMF heart carved tree

2956 views ✍  21 jan. 12

Pixel art series

Here is a series of 5 pixel artworks, these pixels are 25 times bigger than the ones on your screen with 2 pixel spacing between them. Every cluster of four pixels is given a triangle overlay to add more depth to the image.

6259 views ✍  12 jan. 12

WKMFY new year

WKMF wishes all of you a lovely 2012! To celebrate this we spiced up a nice card for you after the click!

681 views ✍  01 jan. 12

I don't need anything!

I just came home from late night shopping. While strolling down the street looking at the shop windows I came to realize I didn't need anything! The first part of the street is packed with clothing stores like my closet, so I skipped this part of the shopping area.

651 views ✍  15 sep. 11

Recycle that!

One of the many ways to save our planet is recycling. So today we go green, where design is never dead to reinvent and reassemble! Skateboarding is not a crime, and alot of perfectly crafted decks got shred. Shywood Skateboard Shades came up with a clever recycle solution for all this splintered waste.

787 views ✍  04 sep. 11

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